Virgin Australia operates flights to Wellington from Brisbane, and domestically within New Zealand.
Wellington Airport Information
Wellington Airport is located approximately 8km from Wellington’s CBD, in the suburb of Rongotai. It can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: Taxi and shuttle bus ranks are located outside the baggage claim area on level 0 of the main terminal.
Things to do in Wellington
Wellington claims fame as both New Zealand’s capital city and “Capital of Cool” – thanks to its outlandish scenery, activities and buzzing atmosphere. Situated amid a picturesque setting of rolling green hills and a glistening harbour, the city is a treasure trove of environmental and cultural splendours. Compact in size, New Zealand’s most populated city comes to life with cultural life, political landmarks and award-winning restaurants.
Undeniably stylish and energetic, Wellington’s is invigorating. Explore the city’s cosmopolitan charm with a trip downtown to cultural hotspots like Cuba Street, Courtenay Quarter and the Waterfront precinct. Journey beyond the city limits to experience the riches of surrounding regions. Sample the world-class food and wine of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, amid the stunning scenery of Martinborough. Visit the country’s largest and most renowned wine growing district, the breathtakingly beautiful Marlborough region, and delight in a diverse range of wild foods and local produce.
Shopping in Wellington is accessible and varied. The city enjoys a compact centre, with countless laneways and malls boasting the best in national and international retailers. Lambton Quay (nicknamed the Golden Mile) is one of Wellington’s main shopping areas – a must visit for retail therapy, featuring everything from high-end boutiques to fast fashion stores. High-end fashion retailers can also be found in The Old Bank Arcade. Around the corner sits the luxury department store, Kirkaldie and Stains – Wellington’s go-to for serious shopping. Away from the harbour, fashion, books and music stores can be found on Willis Street. Just off Willis Street sits Upper Manners Street, the perfect locale to explore speciality stores. Not only does this area host an exciting retail environment, it also holds a distinct atmosphere that fosters both the business-minded and creative. Home to a wide array of quirky stores and cafes, The Cuba Quarter is Wellington’s go-to for eclectic fashion, independent boutiques, upcoming designers and vintage wares.
Wellington is New Zealand’s culinary capital, renowned for its diverse range of restaurants and cafes. Boasting more cafés per capita than New York, coffee and brunch choices are endless. Visit Cuba Street for a taste of the best cafés in the city. Café culture isn’t Cuba Street’s only draw card; the bohemian street is also Wellington’s go-to for all types of dining, serving up international flavours, alongside fine dining establishments. For dinner with a view, it’s hard to go past the picturesque setting of Wellington Harbour, where a collection of restaurants offer a range of dining experiences, including the best in New Zealand seafood.
Wellington’s nightlife and bar scene is concentrated around Courtenay Place – a destination rich in choice of bars and nightclubs.
Wellington Holiday Packages
Experience all that Wellington has to offer, with a great selection of Wellington holiday packages from Virgin Australia Holidays. Packages include flights, accommodation and an exceptional variety of extras.