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Wellington New Zealand


Wellington New Zealand
Situated on the edge of a spectacular harbour, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, New Zealand's capital combines the stimulation and sophistication of a big city with the charm of a village. With over 50 museums and galleries, three professional theatres and headquarters for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Wellington can truly lay claim to the title Arts and Cultural Capital. The greater Wellington region spreads from the bottom of the North Island up the west coast. Wellington is also named the windy city, so avoid the umbrella and wear a hat on a wet day!
Travel guides for Wellington: Viator.com, wellingtonnz.com
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Wellington Climate and Weather


What to do in Wellington

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Rangatira Golf Club    17.7 KM Bulls
Play golf at this unique 18 hole course situated in the heart of the Rangitikei. What gives Rangatira that uniqueness
Staglands Wildlife Reserve    12.6 KM Paraparaumu
Less than an hour from Wellington, nestled in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley, Staglands offers you a special look at NZ's natural heritage. Wander through the 10h of carefully created walkways, enjoying the many different native & introduced birds, animals & trout in beautiful, natural surroundings. Take time to touch & hand feed NZ's wildlife as you journey through this magnific
Adrenalin Forest - New Zealand    18 KM Upper Hutt
Adrenalin Forest is best described as a multi level aerial obstacle course. Participants negotiate a series of rope bridges and flying foxes constructed in the tree canopy. The park features an aerial obstacle course up to 30 meters off the ground, 6 pathways of progressive difficulty.
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry    1.6 KM Wellington
Experience a taste of warm 'kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island – there's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Old St Paul's    1.9 KM Wellington
Beautiful Old St Paul's is like a book. Its stories are told not in words but in wood, metal and glass. Constructed entirely from native timbers, the glowing interior is enhanced by stunning stained glass windows. Social history comes to life in this former cathedral church. We offer comprehensive guided tours to the public and to tour groups. Entry by donation. Tours $5.
Museum of Wellington City & Sea    0.9 KM Wellington
Within the walls of this historic 1892 waterfront warehouse is a world class museum that celebrates Wellington's intriguing history. Highlights include a film depicting a century of life in Wellington told through the eyes of Wellingtonians, a show depicting Maori creation legends, and the Wahine Disaster Gallery.
Hutt Valley - gateway to the mountains    14.1 KM Wellington
Only a short 15 minute drive or train ride from Wellington, the Hutt Valley is home to adventurous activities, a rich culture and heritage, and beautiful scenery. From the Hutt River to the bush-clad hills, explore some of the Wellington's best walking and mountain bike trails. Add in picturesque townships of Petone and Eastbourne, and a bustling collection of art galleries, cafes and restaurants.
Zealandia Native Wildlife Sanctuary    2.5 KM Wellington
Zealandia provides a unique experience to see native and endangered New Zealand wildlife in a protected and natural habitat. The goal of the Zealandia sanctuary is to create a predator free zone for native wildlife to flourish in a pre-human like environment. See exquisite birdlife, reptiles and kiwis in natural surroundings and take part in family fun exhibitions and activities.
The birthplace of Katherine Mansfield    2.5 KM Wellington
Let's go to 25 Tinakori Road, in the historical area of Thorndon and visit the birthplace of Kathryn Mansfield (born in 1888). She is the most famous New Zealand woman author.
Te Papa    0.8 KM Wellington
Experience the whole country in one building at New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum Since opening, Te Papa has attracted worldwide acclaim as well as record visitor numbers. Set in a breathtaking location on Wellington's beautiful waterfront, Te Papa has quickly become a 'must see' on any visitor's itinerary.
Botanical Gardens    1.2 KM Wellington
Visit the botanical garden of Wellington, take a look at the city from the top and enjoy the ride in the red cable car.

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Current and upcoming events in Wellington

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    0.7 KM Wellington
Three-time winner of Jazz Composition of the Year award, Callum Allardice, presents his original music, including some fresh new compositions. The Band: Callum Allardice (Guitar), Leonardo Coghini (Piano), Johnny Lawrence (Bass), Hikurangi ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lovebite - Wellington   Distance: 0.7 KM from Wellington
    1.3 KM Paraparaumu
Join us in celebrating our world - the traveled and untraveled. Bridget O'Shanassy conducts Cadenza Choir in their annual major concert for the year. Featuring works from local composers and abroad, including US, Norway, Fiji, NZ, Scotland and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Lady of Kapiti Church - Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 1.3 KM from Paraparaumu
    0.7 KM Wellington
As a regular member of the Rodger Fox Big Band, Royal New Zealand Air Force Band and Julie Lamb Outfit, as well as playing with many shorter projects including twice touring Europe with the JM Jazz World Orchestra, Frank Talbot is a stalwart of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lovebite - Wellington   Distance: 0.7 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
The Air Force in Concert is the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band’s biggest event of the year. On Sunday November 7 at 2:30pm, the band will perform symphonic masterworks, jazz standards, and musical theatre hits. This year’s show will highlight ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    1.4 KM Wellington
Dramatic Skies: Cumulus* Grieg: Andante Con Moto in C minor Schifrin: Hommage a Ravel McLeod: Clouds (new commission) Taylor: burlesques mécaniques - ten miniatures for piano trio Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 Cumulus maps a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
    1.3 KM Wellington
Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert - A Tribute to "The Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz" A tribute to "The Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz", this year’s Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert tells the stories of the lives of four women through the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Public Trust Building - Wellington   Distance: 1.3 KM from Wellington
    0.2 KM Wellington
A monthly experimental big band variety show - themed to the quintessential feelings of its season, featuring despicably talented guest artists and hosted by a 20 piece strong big band that includes musicians from The Troubles, The Zirkus Big Band, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Meow - Wellington   Distance: 0.2 KM from Wellington
    1.3 KM Wellington
***RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM*** Pre-bookings are essential for catering and venue capacity requirements. No door sales will be available.  In November, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Public Trust Building - Wellington   Distance: 1.3 KM from Wellington
0.4 KM Wellington
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    1.9 KM Wellington
The F Word: Songs of Feminism in Country Music Tami Neilson “Her powerhouse voice recalls 1950s stars such as Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline” - THE GUARDIAN From Dolly to the (Dixie) Chicks, The F Word is the journey of feminism through ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Old St Paul's - Wellington   Distance: 1.9 KM from Wellington
    Wellington
In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Peter's Anglican Church - Wellington   
40 KM Upper Hutt
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Carterton Events Centre - Carterton, Wairarapa   Distance: 40 KM from Upper Hutt
    0.4 KM Wellington
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
King vs Queen - Queen vs Queen - King vs King! On the last Friday of every month join us for an epic showdown. Two of Wellington's Drag Stars battle it out on stage to impress you and become that's months King vs Queen winner. Who will the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ivy Bar and Cabaret - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    3 KM Paraparaumu
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Southward Theatre - Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast   Distance: 3 KM from Paraparaumu
    0.2 KM Wellington
Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling with special Guests Na Noise. Believed by the artist to be 'the latest and best of a recent plague of anniversary vinyl re-release tours' Lawrence Arabia has decided to 'do' Chant Darling live, celebrating the 12 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: San Fran - Wellington   Distance: 0.2 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
New Zealand’s love affair with The Beatles has lasted over six decades. From screaming teens in the 60s to six figure album sales in the 2000s. Beatles songs have been a soundtrack to a generation; an anthem to youth and beyond. Beatlemania has ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    1.4 KM Wellington
Dramatic Skies 3: Cirrus* Schubert: Sonatensatz, D. 28 Clement: shifting states Panufnik: Piano Trio Op. 1 Whitehead: tba (new commission) Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9 Cirrus sweeps us towards the heights of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace - Wellington   Distance: 1.4 KM from Wellington
    0.9 KM Wellington
Frontier Touring wishes to advise that it is necessary to reschedule the Simple Minds Australian and New Zealand tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Federal and State Government directives. The 40 Years of Hits Tour, originally scheduled for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: TSB Arena - Wellington   Distance: 0.9 KM from Wellington
    0.2 KM Wellington
Reimagining The Golden Age of The Silver Screen. ROXY: A New Hollywood Cabaret 8 — 18 December Te Auaha, Tapere Nui, 65 Dixon Street Wellington. Created & Directed by Ben Emerson Co-Directed & Choreographed by Greta Casey-Solly With ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tapere Nui Theatre - Te Auaha, Wellington   Distance: 0.2 KM from Wellington
    0.2 KM Wellington
"Hollywood isn't a place ... it’s an idea” From the producers of Sweeney Todd and The Purple People Eater Pop Concert (CubaDupa), WITCH Music Theatre presents their dazzling new cabaret, coming to Te Auaha this December. Reimagining the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tapere Nui Theatre - Te Auaha, Wellington   Distance: 0.2 KM from Wellington
    4 KM Wellington
An opportunity not to be missed! Take time to sing, relax, wander in a beautiful garden, go for a walk or swim at the beach next summer! Email [email protected] to register. Join two of Wellington's very own community songleaders Lala ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Our Lady's Home of Compassion - Wellington   Distance: 4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
Australia’s Queen of Comedy Celeste Barber is bored of being stuck at home and you best believe she’s ready to hit the road again. Celeste’s brand new tour Fine, Thanks presented by TEG DAINTY and Michael Cassel Group, is headed to New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington
    0.4 KM Wellington
The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Opera House - Wellington   Distance: 0.4 KM from Wellington

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Wellington

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Wellington City Campervan Camping    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Rowenas Lodge    1.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Freyberg Swimming Pool Oriental Parade    1.3 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   Free
 
Book Lovers B And B Mt Victoria    1.4 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Ballena Bay And Evans Bay    2.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Harcourts Holiday Park    3.1 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Kapiti Coast Marine Parade    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Kapiti Beach Free Park-Sleep    3.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Shopping   Free
 
Pararaumu Kapiti Holiday Park    3.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Shelly Beach Road Reserve Wellington    4.1 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Lyall Bay Surf Club Wellington    4.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Scorching Bay Reserves Karaka Bay Rd    5.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Houghton Bay Wild Surf Parking And Resting Area    5.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Owhiro Bay South Coast Wellington    6.2 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Queen Elizabeth Park Paekakariki    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Field Way Carpark    6.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Levin Parakawau Bridge    6.7 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Wahine Bay Breaker Bay Rd Rest Area    6.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Wellington Gateway Lodge Caravan Park    7.5 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Paekakariki Holiday Park    7.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waikawa North Manukua Rd Tararua Forest Otaki    11 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Wallys Bookshop Marton    12.1 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Petone Wellington Northern End    12.9 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Rimutaka Forest Park    14.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Motukaraka Point Reserve Plimmerton    14.9 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   Free
 
Otaki Te Horo Beach Reserve    15 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Aotea Camping Ground    17 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Sims Road Te Horo Beach    17.1 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Paremata Ngatitoa Domain    17.4 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Porirua Camp Ground Elsdon    17.8 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Gorge Road One Kilometer South Of Otaki    18.3 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Camp Ground Cottage Park    18.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Holiday Park Byrons Resort    19.3 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Otaki Beach Tasman Road Car Park    19.5 KM Levin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Otaki North Bank Otaki River    19.9 KM Paraparaumu
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Cheltenham Almadale Reserve    20.3 KM Palmerston North
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Wharekauhau At 68 Ocean Beach Road    24 KM Wellington
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Himatangi Beach Holiday Park    25.2 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Ferry Martinborough    30.2 KM Upper Hutt
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Hunterville Road Side Rest    30.8 KM Bulls
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 

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