Wellington Holidays

Holidays in Wellington take you to New Zealand’s North Island, where you can discover diverse landscapes and a relaxed city culture. It’s home to more restaurants than New York City, with the surrounding farmlands providing fresh produce and delicious succulent meats.

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and packs a lot into a small space. It’s home to boutique shops, little cafés and gourmet restaurants, as well as galleries and award-winning museums for those wanting to explore the country’s culture. Hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and lots more can all be enjoyed in the landscapes which surround the city, while wine tasting and Lord of the Rings tours offer something different. 

Combine city and countryside in Wellington

At Hayes & Jarvis, we’ll help you choose the right destination and experiences to create the ideal holiday in Wellington. We combine expert local knowledge with over 65 years of experience to bring you the best, wherever you’re travelling.

For a country-wide tour, book our Exploring New Zealand tour, which allows you to immerse yourself in the relaxed gourmet culture of Wellington, including climbing to the top of Mount Victoria from where you can take in views of the city. The Cultural New Zealand tour includes wine tasting experiences and a trip to the Parliament Buildings. Alternatively, North Island Wanderer takes you from Auckland to Wellington, where you’ll end with a food lovers’ walking tour. 

Destination Highlights
  • Visit interactive Te Papa Museum
  • Enjoy views from Mount Victoria
  • Explore the café culture
  • Taste New Zealand wines
  • Hike the landscapes
  • Try walking tours

Time Zone

+13 hours (GMT)

Flight Time

London Heathrow to Wellington is approx, 27 hours with a stop in Sydney or other destination.

Currency

New Zealand Dollar

Visa Information

UK citizens or passport holders do not need visas for trips up to six months

Language

English

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations

Wellington Attractions

  • Te Papa Tongarewa

    This award-winning museum is well known for its fantastic interactive displays and exhibits, which will teach you about everything from New Zealand’s culture to its natural wildlife. Take a private or group guided tour, attend a workshop or lecture or simply spend an hour or two wandering through the museum yourself.

  • Mount Victoria

    Climb to the top of Mount Victoria, or take the cable car, and enjoy the spectacular views back over the city and the luxury yachts in its harbour. From the peak at 196m, you can see the luscious vegetation of the mountain. Take a picnic of delicious New Zealand cuisine and local wines as you immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the area.

  • Wellington Cable Car

    Take the Wellington Cable Car through the historic streets of Wellington and its surrounding, luscious hills. See the Botanic Gardens or the Cable Car Museum, journey through colourfully lit up tunnels and learn about the fascinating history of the area. See the city’s centre, its quieter suburbs and picturesque harbourside.

  • Gourmet city tours

    Wellington is a small city, with more restaurants than even New York City, making it the ideal place for a walking food tour. It’s home to a wide variety of gourmet choices, including Ortega Fish Shack where you can taste fresh seafood. Head to Logan Brown, which is the ideal place to try traditional New Zealand cuisine. For something more relaxed, enjoy one of the many cafés or head to a wine bar to try local specialities.