Wellington Holiday Packages - Cheap Travel Deals to Wellington
Discover cheap holiday packages to Wellington from Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and more. From its world-famous coffee scene to its natural beauty; Wellington is a food haven and full of interesting museums. It offers something for every kind of traveller.
Wellington Holiday Package Deals
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Why Wellington is a Top Holiday Destination for Kiwis
Considered the "coolest little capital" in the world, Wellington has plenty to offer both local and international travellers. From its booming restaurant scene to its remarkable museum experiences and nearby natural scenery, there's something for everyone. But the biggest drawcard for Kiwi locals is the price. Flights start from NZD 34 and journey time from other main cities is less than an hour. The city is also home to the country's thriving movie industry. It's world-famous Weta Workshop is a must for film buffs, and the BATS Theatre is where many famous Kiwi actors began their careers. And of course there is the Lord of the Rings association; die-hard fans will recognise many of the filming locations, and there are more than enough LOTR tours to help you learn even more about these popular films. Every winter the city hosts one of New Zealand's biggest foodie events - The Wellington On A Plate Festival. It showcases the best of local gastronomy and is the perfect excuse to travel to the capital. Besides that, there's more delicious food to be found on Cuba street. It's home to some of the country's best brunch and alfresco spots. Wellington is also a kid-friendly destination. One of its best family attractions is Zealandia. The world's first urban ecosanctuary is accessible via the free shuttle. It departs every hour from 9:30am and is a fantastic way to teach kids about the importance of conservation.
What can you do in Wellington over the weekend?
Wellington Botanic Gardens
Hop on Wellington’s famous red cable car and make your way up a steep hill to the city’s Botanic Gardens. The gardens are spread across 25 hectares and showcase a selection of native New Zealand plants. The Botanic Gardens’ elevation on a tall hill also means you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view over the city and harbour. The gardens are always beautiful, but especially if you time your Wellington packages around the colourful blooms of spring or vibrant foliage of autumn.
Te Papa Museum
New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa is at the top of the list for many travellers who book Wellington holiday packages. It features both rotating and permanent exhibits that all relate to some aspect of New Zealand life. Learn about the country’s nature and seismic activity, Maori culture, the Treaty of Waitangi, and art created by NZ artists. The museum also features a popular exhibit on the Gallipoli campaign of WWI that was designed by Weta Workshop – the studios behind iconic film franchises like Lord of the Rings and Avatar.
A visit to Wellington isn’t complete without taking a stroll down the eclectic Cuba Street. It’s lined with some of the city's best restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes, making it a popular stop for anyone holidaying on Wellington packages. A unique Bucket Fountain is another centrepiece of the pedestrian Cuba Street. Are you booking Wellington holiday packages for a weekend getaway? Make sure to stop by Cuba Street on Friday or Saturday evening for live music and street food from the Wellington Night Market.
What is the cost of visiting Wellington?
The average price for hotels and accommodation in Wellington tends to fall around $200 NZD per night, while budget options start around $45 NZD. Booking Wellington accommodation and flight packages with Webjet means you’re likely to spend even less. Wellington packages bundle your hotel and airfare for the best deal.
You can also hire a car with Webjet while purchasing Wellington holiday packages. Cars are available from about $65 NZD per day and are the ideal way to plan day trips to spots like the Martinborough wine region and Cape Palliser. There’s also a network of public transport if you won’t have a car while holidaying on Wellington packages. The Airport Flyer bus will get you from Wellington Airport into the CBD for $12 NZD. Other buses around the city have different fares based on how many zones you cross. A ride costs $2.50 NZD around the centre, $4 NZD between the CBD and inner suburbs like Mount Victoria and Newtown, and $5 NZD from the city to the outer suburbs.
The iconic red cable car is a form of transport, but it’s also a popular tourist attraction to have on your radar when you book Wellington accommodation and flight packages. Adult tickets cost $5 NZD one way and $9 NZD return, while kids are half price.
Travellers who book Wellington holiday packages with a tight budget in mind can make the most of many free activities around the city. Free attractions include Te Papa, Wellington Botanic Gardens, and the scenic Mount Victoria Lookout. Zealandia is one of the must-do paid attractions to enjoy while holidaying on Wellington packages. Entry costs $22 NZD for adults and $10 NZD for children.
When is the best time to visit Wellington?
Summer is widely seen as the best time to book Wellington holiday packages in terms of weather. There’s plenty of sunshine, little rain, and beautiful temperatures around 21°C. This is the time to visit if you’re hoping to spend time on the beach, go sailing on the harbour, or try out some water sports. Keep in mind that summer is the high season, so you’ll want to lock in a hotel and accommodation in Wellington early for the best price.
Both autumn and spring are nice times to enjoy the outdoors of Wellington without the large summer crowds. Daytime temperatures typically range from 14° to 18°C, and there’s a slightly higher chance of rain than the summer. However, the brisk weather is ideal for coastal walks and hikes.
Consider booking Wellington accommodation and flight packages in the winter if you’re looking to avoid crowds and bag a bargain. Winter is the low season, so you’ll find the lowest prices on hotels and accommodation in Wellington. Make sure you come prepared for the cool and damp winter weather though – temperatures typically hit 12°C during the day and 7°C at night, rain is common, and strong winds blow across the city, giving Wellington the nickname Windy Welly.
What to know before you go to Wellington
1. Weather: The best time to visit New Zealand's capital city is between March and May. This shoulder season is still warm, but the crowds are thin. If you want to save money and don't mind strong winds, plan your trip during winter for low season. December to February is Wellington's busiest time of year thanks to warm weather and the school holidays.
2. Getting Around: Wellington is one of the most walkable cities in the world. All of its main attractions are close together so you won't need to hire a car to see the main sights.
3. Wi-Fi: Need to get online? Head to one of the city's many cafes. The connections are fast, and you'll be able to catch up on your emails or download a map while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.
4. Airport: Wellington International Airport is 15-minutes away from the city. Taxi ranks are located outside the baggage claim area, or you can take the Airport Flyer Express bus into the CBD.
5. Dress in Layers: Wellington is known to have diverse weather conditions, all seasons in the same day. Keep a raincoat in your bag and wear layers that you can take off as the day heats up and put back on when the temperature starts to dip.