Best accommodation in Wellington
New Zealand’s capital city is not short on places to stay whether you are looking for five star luxury or something a bit less extravagant. Most people visiting Wellington are looking for hotels in the main CBD – from here you can easily access the majority of Wellington’s main attractions and this puts you right in the heart of the city whether you are looking for a big night out or you want to explore the beautiful city beaches. We have chucked in a couple of cracking little places that are located in and around Wellington in case you are looking for something a little bit more relaxed. Here are our top tips for places to stay in Wellington thanks to our GO Explorers!
Best places to eat out in Wellington
Auckland is often thought of as New Zealand’s best place to eat out but we reckon Wellington is right up there. We may not have as many celebrity chefs down here in the capital but what we lack in celebrity, we more than make up for in superb local produce. Wellington is like no other place in New Zealand when it comes to access to some of the country’s finest produce. Most of the capital’s best restaurants pride themselves on serving up locally sourced dishes that are inspired by the seasons – that’s what keeps things special and the ever-changing menus mean no two trips to the capital are the same. Here are some of our GO Explorer favourites.
Best beaches in Wellington
Wellington and the surrounding area is spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. It’s not always something you associate with the capital but don’t underestimate the beauty of the beaches in Wellington – they’ve got some of the best in New Zealand. Whether it’s taking a stroll to Oriental Bay or perhaps taking a drive further afield to the Kapiti Coast, there’s definitely something for all beach lovers in Wellington. Here are our favourites:
- Oriental Bay
- Scorching Bay
- Island Bay
- Lyall Bay
- Waikawa Beach
- Shelly Bay
- Castlepoint Beach
- Raumati Beach
- Seatoun Breaker Bay