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Wellington Travel Guide

If you'd like to package your hotels and flights to make your dollar go further, you're in the right place! Just sit back, relax and let the specialist team at Orbitz help you design an extraordinary Wellington vacation. Combining your bookings is a perfect way to save money. Pick out your desired airfares, hotels, experiences and rental cars for savings of up to $369^! With our extensive database of more than 500,000 hotels internationally and 500 airlines, you'll have a wealth of freedom and options. There are limitless possible options to tailor your own remarkable vacation, no matter your style, budget or interests.

Where is Wellington?

Plane tickets? Check. Bags packed? Yep. Wait... where exactly are we going again? Before you hop in the airport cab, it'll be handy to know just where Wellington is. Wellington is the nation's capital and is situated in New Zealand. This area of North Island has a population of approximately 380,000 people.

Places to Visit in Wellington

Wellington features a number of impressive places to visit, including the Botanic Gardens and St Paul's Cathedral. Some more top sights are the Wellington Zoo and Civic Square. If you're not pressed for time, do your best to swing by all of them. The mysteries of the galaxy are waiting to be investigated at Carter Observatory. Need some more options? Find out a few things about the area's fascinating history at Old St Paul's. Photos do no justice — this historic building needs to be seen in person. But wait, that's not all there is! Make the trip up to Mount Victoria Lookout and you'll be amply rewarded with sweeping vistas of the local surrounds.

Car Rentals in Wellington

Your escape starts with car rentals in Wellington. Whether you’re eager to jump off the standard tourist trail or just want the convenience of having your own transportation, Orbitz can help you find the keys to your ride. If you're flying into Wellington International Airport, you can just about rent a vehicle on the tarmac. Firefly and Avis are both a short walk from baggage claim. You might like to rent a car from Avis at 25 Dixon St. They're right in the heart of the city. If there isn't anything for you there, Budget at 81A Ghuznee Street should be the next place you contact.

Where to stay in Wellington – Hotel Accommodation

All set to start working on your travel plan for New Zealand's capital? There are 99 hotels in Wellington listed on Orbitz. Renowned high-end accommodations in Wellington include the Ohtel and the InterContinental Wellington. On the other hand, try The Cambridge Hotel (28 Cambridge Terrace) or the Base Wellington - Hostel (21-23 Cambridge Ter) if you're traveling on a tighter budget.

Nearest Airports to Wellington

After being stuck in a cramped seat for hours, you'll be glad to hop off the plane and stretch out at Wellington International Airport (WLG). Situated 3 miles southeast of the downtown area, this is the main arrival point for those traveling via air.

Popular Places to Visit Near Wellington

Plimmerton is loved by travelers. It can be found 16 miles from Wellington, and there's no lack of things to do. Plimmerton Beach is a fantastic place to start learning the story of this area. The Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture and the Cricket Museum are also well worth visiting. Want more options? Paekakariki is 20 miles from Wellington. Make your way to this destination for attractions including Paekakiri Beach, Coastlands Shoppingtown and Queen Elizabeth Park. You have all the choice in the world!

No Cancellation Fees

Has life thrown you a few curveballs recently? Need to cancel your booking? No need to worry — we won't expect you to pay a fee.^ Be aware that your airline and hotel might charge you one though, so don't wait around to contact them!

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