Scenic Travel Services From Wellington
Wellington is New Zealand's capital city and
the southernmost city in the North Island. Surrounded by hilly
terrain and a stunning natural harbour, Wellington offers
plenty of things to see and do for families and independent
Wellington boasts natural attractions like
Mount Victoria, the Botanic Gardens
(best accessed by Wellington's iconic Cable Car),
Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film locations
and Zealandia native wildlife sanctuary.
Wellington is also
home to Te Papa - the national museum and art
gallery. Situated on the waterfront, Te Papa has several floors
of fun hands-on exhibits that show off New Zealand's natural,
cultural and social history, as well as hosting international
The ‘capital of cool’, Wellington combines big
city culture with small-town charm. Its compact city centre
means most Wellington attractions are within walking distance.
There are shopping and dining options for every budget in the
Cuba Mall precinct and along Lambton Quay.
Foodies and craft beer devotees will find
themselves in paradise, while anyone who loves a spectacular show will enjoy big-ticket events like the
New Zealand Festival, the New Zealand Rugby Sevens tournament,
Beervana Crafted Beer Expo and the World of Wearable Arts
Sports fans flock to Wellington's main stadium,
known as the 'Cake Tin' for events like the annual
New Zealand Sevens tournament; while across town the
Basin Reserve hosts cricket matches in a very
is also known as 'Wellywood'. The name - a conflation of Wellington and
Hollywood - a reference to the film production business established in
the city by The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and
King Kong director Peter Jackson, who's business operates a number of
film-related facilities in the Wellington suburb of Miramar.
Wellington has an extensive
suburban and regional train/rail services to Masterton,
Featherston, Martinborough know for its award wining wineries, Otaki, Levin,
Shannon and Palmerston North
Wellington is the southern terminal for the
Northern Explorer train service that
Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton, National Park - Tongariro National
Park and Whakapapa skifield, Ohakune - Turoa skifield and Palmerston North.
There are no passenger train or rail services from
Wellington to Napier or Hastings, Wellington to New Plymouth,
Wellington to Whanganui, Wellington to Taupo, Wellington to Tauranga
or Wellington to Rotorua except for scenic coach travel from
Wellington to Rotorua.
Wellington is the southern terminal for
inter-regional and long distance bus and coach services
from Wellington to other North Island destinations.