Wellington is centrally located for New Zealanders, an interesting scenic drive down the Kapiti Coast for most North Islanders. As a driving guide, Wellington is 640km from Auckland, 320km from Napier, 370km from Taupo, and 350km from New Plymouth, so you may wish to have an overnight stopover along your journey.
When should we go?
Wellington is an international and domestic tourism and event/convention “hot spot”, so we recommend that you plan and BOOK AHEAD for your preferred accommodation in order to avoid disappointment.
The Wellington climate is temperate, with daily maximum summer temperature between 19°C – 24°C, and daily maximum winter temperature between 10°C – 14°C. Remember to wrap up warm in the cooler months, particularly if a chilly Southerly wind comes blasting through from the Antarctic. It is known as “Windy Wellington” for very good reason!
Whether you are into walks, swims, adrenalin-pumping action, sightseeing, cultural insights, a combination of many different activities, or a family day out, Wellington has so much to offer for family fun and adventure.
We’ve separated “the Wellington trip” into 3 articles:
Places to Go — a huge variety of attractions or things to do in and around the Wellington region
Places to Eat — restaurants, cafes, some with entertainment
Places to Stay — accommodation for different budgets and lifestyles