Wellington Central

Whether you want to dabble in history or indulge at divine restaurants, Wellington is a capital city with a great deal of style. Enjoy!

Arts and Culture

Wellington is home to a huge collection of fine art galleries showcasing artists from Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. Here are some of the unique galleries that are worth putting on your list:


World-renowned for excellent coffee and award-winning restaurants, this is one city that has it all. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly café, or somewhere to share an intimate meal with friends, Hannah's Laneway is a gourmet paradise in the heart of the city. Venture out for a delicious lunch at Lunch Money(opens in new window) or Leeds St Bakery(opens in new window), followed by chocolate tasting at Wellington Chocolate Factory(opens in new window). If you’re a breakfast for dinner type of person, then Midnight Espresso(opens in new window) is the perfect place to score breakfast options and late-night coffee.

Bars and Nightlife

Wellington is one of the most vibrant and energetic cities in New Zealand with a thriving bar and nightlife scene. Enjoy boutique wines and beers or carefully curated cocktails at the Lola Rouge bar(opens in new window), located in Naumi Studio. Champagne lovers rejoice! Enjoy sparkling wines and champagne from around the world at The Champagneria(opens in new window), Wellington’s first-ever champagne bar. Experience the warmth of manaakitanga at Kukui Lane(opens in new window), a cocktail bar specialising in gin-based cocktail using only Aotearoa New Zealand sourced ingredients. Wellington is the ultimate destination for craft beer enthusiasts. As the craft beer capital of New Zealand, it boasts a vibrant scene for beer lovers. Attend exciting beer events or take your taste buds on a journey by exploring the various breweries across Wellington on the self-guided Craft Beer Capital tour(opens in new window)


Wellington is the political capital of New Zealand. The city is compact, cultured and full of character. Nestled between the harbour and the hills, the downtown area is ideal for explorations on foot - shopping, cafes, transport, accommodation and the city’s major attractions are compressed into an area that’s conveniently walkable.

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