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Wellington New Zealand


Wellington New Zealand
Situated on the edge of a spectacular harbour, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, New Zealand's capital combines the stimulation and sophistication of a big city with the charm of a village. With over 50 museums and galleries, three professional theatres and headquarters for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Wellington can truly lay claim to the title Arts and Cultural Capital. The greater Wellington region spreads from the bottom of the North Island up the west coast. Wellington is also named the windy city, so avoid the umbrella and wear a hat on a wet day!
Travel guides for Wellington: Viator.com, wellingtonnz.com
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Wellington Climate and Weather


What to do in Wellington

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Rangatira Golf Club    17.7 KM Bulls
Play golf at this unique 18 hole course situated in the heart of the Rangitikei. What gives Rangatira that uniqueness
Staglands Wildlife Reserve    12.6 KM Paraparaumu
Less than an hour from Wellington, nestled in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley, Staglands offers you a special look at NZ's natural heritage. Wander through the 10h of carefully created walkways, enjoying the many different native & introduced birds, animals & trout in beautiful, natural surroundings. Take time to touch & hand feed NZ's wildlife as you journey through this magnific
Adrenalin Forest - New Zealand    18 KM Upper Hutt
Adrenalin Forest is best described as a multi level aerial obstacle course. Participants negotiate a series of rope bridges and flying foxes constructed in the tree canopy. The park features an aerial obstacle course up to 30 meters off the ground, 6 pathways of progressive difficulty.
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry    1.6 KM Wellington
Experience a taste of warm 'kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island – there's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Old St Paul's    1.9 KM Wellington
Beautiful Old St Paul's is like a book. Its stories are told not in words but in wood, metal and glass. Constructed entirely from native timbers, the glowing interior is enhanced by stunning stained glass windows. Social history comes to life in this former cathedral church. We offer comprehensive guided tours to the public and to tour groups. Entry by donation. Tours $5.
Museum of Wellington City & Sea    0.9 KM Wellington
Within the walls of this historic 1892 waterfront warehouse is a world class museum that celebrates Wellington's intriguing history. Highlights include a film depicting a century of life in Wellington told through the eyes of Wellingtonians, a show depicting Maori creation legends, and the Wahine Disaster Gallery.
Hutt Valley - gateway to the mountains    14.1 KM Wellington
Only a short 15 minute drive or train ride from Wellington, the Hutt Valley is home to adventurous activities, a rich culture and heritage, and beautiful scenery. From the Hutt River to the bush-clad hills, explore some of the Wellington's best walking and mountain bike trails. Add in picturesque townships of Petone and Eastbourne, and a bustling collection of art galleries, cafes and restaurants.
Zealandia Native Wildlife Sanctuary    2.5 KM Wellington
Zealandia provides a unique experience to see native and endangered New Zealand wildlife in a protected and natural habitat. The goal of the Zealandia sanctuary is to create a predator free zone for native wildlife to flourish in a pre-human like environment. See exquisite birdlife, reptiles and kiwis in natural surroundings and take part in family fun exhibitions and activities.
The birthplace of Katherine Mansfield    2.5 KM Wellington
Let's go to 25 Tinakori Road, in the historical area of Thorndon and visit the birthplace of Kathryn Mansfield (born in 1888). She is the most famous New Zealand woman author.
Te Papa    0.8 KM Wellington
Experience the whole country in one building at New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum Since opening, Te Papa has attracted worldwide acclaim as well as record visitor numbers. Set in a breathtaking location on Wellington's beautiful waterfront, Te Papa has quickly become a 'must see' on any visitor's itinerary.
Botanical Gardens    1.2 KM Wellington
Visit the botanical garden of Wellington, take a look at the city from the top and enjoy the ride in the red cable car.

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Current and upcoming events in Wellington

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    18.1 KM Upper Hutt
Video preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTF44f8Q1DY We are excited to have secured a booking for a free community concert with a popular Auckland Band! Expect a night of loud music, great stage lights & an awesome time! So come ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Aotea College - Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region   Distance: 18.1 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.4 KM Wellington
Join us to celebrate 100 years of the iconic St Mary of the Angels Church. A concert celebrating the rich history of music held in the beautiful Church. There will be performances by the St Mary of the Angels Church choir, school choirs and soloists, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Mary of the Angels - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    1.4 KM Wellington
Based in Wellington, Ensemble Gô brings together New Zealand String Quartet’s violinist, Monique Lapins and Japanese percussionist, Naoto Segawa, in their pursuit and discovery of new music. Lapins and Segawa present an eclectic programme of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
    20.1 KM Paraparaumu
Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Anam Cara Gardens - Otaki, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 20.1 KM from Paraparaumu
    Wellington
Kia ora e te whanau! We are the Gallery Orchestra, the freshest classical music ensemble to hit the streets of Poneke. We are thrilled to present our very first concert featuring well loved favourites, hidden gems and new music. Joining us to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Peter's on Willis - Wellington   
    0.3 KM Wellington
Welcome to the 4th instalment of TOMFEST! Featuring the return of some of your favourite TOMFEST acts, plus some fresh new meat. It’s the first time we have seen international acts on the lineup - they will be performing from a distance, I ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Valhalla - Wellington   Distance: 0.3 KM from Wellington
    Wellington
From Bach to Bogdanivoc with a touch of New Zealand Christopher Everest presents a programme of diverse works for the Classical Guitar based around 'Fantasies' and 'Variations'. This concert is part of a national tour sponsored by 'The Waikanae ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Peter's on Willis - Wellington   
    0.7 KM Wellington
Drawing upon their experience as members of some of Cuba’s biggest and most prestigious salsa orchestras, percussionist Yunior Maden (Havana, Cuba) is joined by multi-instrumentalist Angel Manuel Guilarte (Santiago, Cuba) and jazz pianist Duncan ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lovebite - Wellington   Distance: 0.7 KM from Wellington
    3 KM Paraparaumu
Paraparaumu College Performing Arts present It's Showtime! Enjoy performances from the College Performing Arts Department including the talented Orchestra conducted by Merrick Stein. All concert proceeds will go to Mary Potter Hospice and the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Southward Theatre - Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 3 KM from Paraparaumu
    0.3 KM Upper Hutt
The final installment of the Classical Expressions 2022 concert series features a solo concert by Jian Liu, a well sought-after solo pianist, chamber musician and educator who has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whirinaki Whare Taonga - Upper Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 0.3 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.3 KM Upper Hutt
Welcome to an evening with David Scheel... Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player, has been touring the world for 15 years, sold out in West End, then at 3 consecutive Edinburgh Festivals. In David's concerts classical music is turned on its head. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whirinaki Whare Taonga - Upper Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 0.3 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.5 KM Wellington
The Air Force in Concert is the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band’s biggest event of the year. On Sunday September 25 at 2:30pm, the band will perform symphonic masterworks, jazz standards, and musical theatre hits. This year’s show will highlight ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Michael Fowler Centre - Wellington   Distance: 0.5 KM from Wellington
    1.4 KM Wellington
Duo Enharmonics formed by Nicole Chao and Beth Chen are described as “exhilarating piano duettists” playing with “unanimity of feeling and technical mastery”. The duo has reached audiences far and wide with their dynamic ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
    0.3 KM Upper Hutt
A series of lunchtime concerts given by performance students from Te Koki New Zealand School of Music. Enjoy some of the finest young musicians in the country. Expressions Live! is brought to you by Whirinaki Whare Taonga, The Upper Hutt ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whirinaki Whare Taonga - Upper Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 0.3 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.4 KM Wellington
New Zealand’s greatest rock musicians come together once more for an extraordinary series of concerts. This year’s epic line-up and absolute killer band includes Jon Toogood, Deva Mahal, Milan Borich, Julia Deans, Sam Scott, James Milne, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
0.4 KM Wellington
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
New Zealand’s greatest rock musicians come together once more for an extraordinary series of concerts. This year’s epic line-up and absolute killer band includes Jon Toogood, Deva Mahal, Milan Borich, Julia Deans, Sam Scott, James Milne, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    3 KM Paraparaumu
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Southward Theatre - Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 3 KM from Paraparaumu
    0.4 KM Wellington
The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    9.3 KM Upper Hutt
Come one, come all and learn to play the ukulele with DJ Pomare and Koraunui Ukulele. Every Saturday afternoon from 1 - 2.30 pm. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced players. Aged 15 and over (unless accompanied by an adult). The aim ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub - Lower Hutt, Wellington Region   Distance: 9.3 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.4 KM Wellington
Solid Entertainment and Banished Music are thrilled to announce the return of Sharon Van Etten and her full band to New Zealand. The Darkness Fades tour arrives in support of her brilliant brand new sixth album, We’ve Been Going About This All ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
PIXIES one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, return to New Zealand in December for shows in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Following rave reviews of their 2020 Auckland concert at Spark Arena, Pixies reprise their ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
From lyrical ballads to falsetto-sung disco hits and beyond, the Bee Gees have spread their night fever over New Zealand for many decades, making them one of our most loved acts ever. Having had 19 top 10 hits in New Zealand including ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
Free drag show! Kick-off your weekend the right way with our legendary Fab Fridays. Every week we have a stunning Drag Host to entertain across the night, with fun games and prizes to be won. We have Kings, We have Queens, and we have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ivy Bar and Cabaret - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Wellington

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Wellington City Campervan Camping    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Rowenas Lodge    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Freyberg Swimming Pool Oriental Parade    1.3 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   Free
 
Book Lovers B And B Mt Victoria    1.4 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Ballena Bay And Evans Bay    2.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Harcourts Holiday Park    3.1 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Kapiti Coast Marine Parade    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Kapiti Beach Free Park-Sleep    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Shopping   Free
 
Pararaumu Kapiti Holiday Park    3.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Shelly Beach Road Reserve Wellington    4.1 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Lyall Bay Surf Club Wellington    4.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Scorching Bay Reserves Karaka Bay Rd    5.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Houghton Bay Wild Surf Parking And Resting Area    5.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Owhiro Bay South Coast Wellington    6.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Queen Elizabeth Park Paekakariki    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Field Way Carpark    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Levin Parakawau Bridge    6.7 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Wahine Bay Breaker Bay Rd Rest Area    6.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Wellington Gateway Lodge Caravan Park    7.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Paekakariki Holiday Park    7.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waikawa North Manukua Rd Tararua Forest Otaki    11 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Wallys Bookshop Marton    12.1 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Petone Wellington Northern End    12.9 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Rimutaka Forest Park    14.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Motukaraka Point Reserve Plimmerton    14.9 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   Free
 
Otaki Te Horo Beach Reserve    15 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Aotea Camping Ground    17 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Sims Road Te Horo Beach    17.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Paremata Ngatitoa Domain    17.4 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Camp Ground Elsdon    17.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Gorge Road One Kilometer South Of Otaki    18.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Camp Ground Cottage Park    18.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Holiday Park Byrons Resort    19.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Tasman Road Car Park    19.5 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Otaki North Bank Otaki River    19.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Cheltenham Almadale Reserve    20.3 KM Palmerston North
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Wharekauhau At 68 Ocean Beach Road    24 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Himatangi Beach Holiday Park    25.2 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Ferry Martinborough    30.2 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Hunterville Road Side Rest    30.8 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 

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