Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Wellington

The area's museums and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Wellington. Revered for its shopping, gardens and restaurants, this city is both welcoming and walkable. Civic Square and Wellington Cable Car are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Wellington

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Wellington a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wellington Cable Car (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Wellington Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • The Weta Cave (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Wellington

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Wellington is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Botanic Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Mount Victoria Lookout (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Frank Kitts Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Waitangi Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Oriental Bay Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Zealandia (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Wellington

Fly into Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Paraparaumu (PPQ), which is 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Wellington Station, Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station and Wellington Crofton Downs Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Wellington City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 571 holiday rentals near Wellington City. From 88 Cottages to 335 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wellington City for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Wellington City?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wellington City. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Martinborough: 119 holiday rentals
  • Wellington CBD: 46 holiday rentals
  • Masterton: 39 holiday rentals
  • Paraparaumu: 136 holiday rentals
  • Castlepoint: 20 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Wellington City! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Wellington City?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Wellington City with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Martinborough: 119 holiday homes
  • Masterton: 39 holiday homes
  • Paraparaumu: 136 holiday homes
  • Castlepoint: 20 holiday homes
  • Otaki: 110 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Wellington City?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Wellington City are:

  • Wellington International Airport (WLG): 163 holiday houses
  • Masterton Airport (MRO): 101 holiday houses
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ): 191 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Wellington City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Wellington City. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Zealand Film Archive: 165 holiday rentals
  • Plimmerton Beach: 272 holiday rentals
  • Paraparaumu Beach: 188 holiday rentals
  • Martinborough Vineyard: 154 holiday rentals
  • Mount Victoria Lookout: 166 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wellington City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.