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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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    1.9 KM Wellington
Come join the EU Delegation and resident EU Country Embassies to celebrate some Christmas cheer! Bring along your family and friends to taste some delicious European goodies whilst listening to the Wellington Capital Choir sing some festive ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Old St Paul's - Wellington   Distance: 1.9 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
    21.6 KM Upper Hutt
Beloved New Zealand author and Featherston resident, Joy Cowley, has two new books to share with the world. Joy will be releasing her new novella ‘Blind Date’ - a mature love story for adult readers and children’s book “Greedy Cat’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waimarie Eatery & Bar - Featherston, Wairarapa   Distance: 21.6 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.2 KM Wellington
Please join Jonathan Crayford and special guest Lucien Johnson for three intimate concerts at Wellington's {Suite} Gallery. Recently returned from Europe where he performed sold out shows, this is the first time that Crayford has played in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: {Suite} Gallery - Wellington   Distance: 0.2 KM from Wellington
1.4 KM Wellington
Wellington Chamber Orchestra Donald Maurice conducts our final concert for 2022. Programme is: Bartok - Hungarian Sketches Mahler - Adagietto from 5th Symphony George Gau - Mongolian Fantasy with Zoe Li, erhu Beethoven - 7th Symphony This ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
    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
    1.4 KM Wellington
Resonance is an all-comers choir that was formed in 2007 by a group of parents from Kelburn Normal School. The choir has grown to around 60 members and is now based in Karori. It includes members from across Wellington. Our aim is to enjoy singing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 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
    32.5 KM Upper Hutt
What a great start to the Christmas Season: Carols at Cobblestones. Join us in our beautiful gardens to singalong with your favourite Christmas songs and carols. The Vikki Clayton Band will be playing all the old favourites as well as some new tunes ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cobblestones Museum - Greytown, Wairarapa   Distance: 32.5 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.4 KM Wellington
Rodger Fox Big Band kicks off its 50th Anniversary with a Bang The Big Band jazz genre is no shrinking violet, so it is not surprising that the Rodger Fox Big Band is starting their 50th Anniversary Concert series with a full-on drum spectacular ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
Scottish legends The Proclaimers return to New Zealand in March for their biggest ever tour of Aotearoa. The Proclaimers, featuring twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their superb four-piece band, will play nine concerts, travelling to Auckland, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
Legendary UK hellraisers The Stranglers and Kiwi rocker Jon Toogood (Shihad) will electrify New Zealand crowds in April 2023, with concerts announced for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Plus1 and The Sound proudly present The Stranglers ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
0.7 KM Wellington
After an enforced hiatus of three years, Bluesfest Touring is thrilled to announce three new 2023 tours heading for New Zealand, marking the long-awaited return of the Bluesfest Sideshow Season to NZ shores! Today’s announcement includes the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Hunter Lounge - Wellington   Distance: 0.7 KM from Wellington
    1.4 KM Wellington
Featuring cornerstone works of the violin and piano repertoire, renowned soloists Menzies and Endres together impress their mastery on these giants. The virtuosic duo invites audiences to find fresh and exhilarating ways of experiencing these ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 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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