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The constitutional and cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington is a bustling and energetic city with its own unique charm and reputation. Located on the south-western tip of the North Island, between the Rimutaka Range and the Cook Strait, the Wellington region is the second most populous urban area in the country with approximately 395,600 residents. The capital of New Zealand is a paradise for everyone, be it adventure-seekers, history buffs or nature lovers. Exploring Wellington is a special feat in itself, as it is the most happening place in the country. It is surrounded by majestic hills, a rugged coastline and boasts a beautiful harbour. It offers picturesque views from the hilltops. Plus, the golden sand on the fabulous shores along the south coast adds more to the essence of the city. As far as downtown Wellington is concerned, it is small yet vibrant, buoyed by a number of art galleries, theatres, museums, and boutiques.

However, for starters, planning a trip to Wellington can be a bit tedious and overwhelming. Different people have different tastes and the same applies to their travelling requirements. Some travellers look for a calm and soothing location to chill and relax, while others prefer to stay in the heart of the city to feel and explore it from the closest. Here in this article, you will be provided comprehensive information about various towns, suburbs and localities of Wellington Council to make your trip even more special and memorable for a lifetime.

Some of the most vibrant and captivating places of Wellington are listed below:

Aro Valley: The quirkiest inner-city area of Wellington lies in a valley between the hills of Brooklyn and Kelburn, and is situated between the universities of Massey and Victoria. Renowned for its strong community spirit and alternative inner city lifestyle, Aro Valley was developed in late 1900s as a working-class residential suburb. Aro Valley, within walking distance of the central Wellington, is a staple go-to for budget travellers and families. Self catering holiday rentals are the most sought after accommodation solutions among visitors, given the fact that they can rent an apartment from the locals at nominal rates.      

Brooklyn:  It is a suburb sitting on top of the Brooklyn Hill in close proximity to the Wellington city centre. Brooklyn offers stunning views from the hilltop along with having mesmerising walking and mountain biking tracks (connecting to Karori Wildlife Reserve) and therefore, it is no wonder that is preferred by dedicated cyclists and adventure-enthusiasts. The glorious suburb boasts an array of accommodation solutions including self catering holiday homes, beach houses and a multitude of hotels to suit all budgets.

Karori: The largest suburb of the city, it is an epicentre for families, business people, casual travellers and nature lovers. Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Zealandia, is a must-visit place for everyone, whether travellers or locals. The centre of Karori has a newly opened public library, a shopping mall, cafes and food outlets, among other amenities. The suburb also houses the campus of Victoria University of Wellington, and Helen Lowry Hall of Residence. Those, who intend to stay in Karori during would be delighted to know that there are myriad of apartments, holiday rentals and hotels of the highest standard. 

Hataitai:It is a renowned family area, with a number of good schools and public transportation options along with different housing options. Moreover, Hataitai is home to some of the most outstanding cafes, bars and food outlets catering to a variety of cuisines, plus numerous other small businesses. The microclimate of Hataitai brings bright sunny days and is one of the most beautiful places in the city to spend your vacations. Hataitai offers a stunning range of walks through the Town Belt and along the coast. As far as holiday accommodations are concerned, there are different kinds of hotels and vacation rentals available in the area to suit every budget.

Newtown: It was one of the first settlements in Wellington because of its central location, soothing climate and easy access. Over the years, it has grown to become a hub for students and working professionals. Newtown is a stunning and colourful inner city suburb with terrific ground transportation services. The ethnic and cultural diversity of Newtown is reflected in its cafes, restaurants and food outlets. There are different kinds of hotels and holiday rentals available in the area to match up with the needs and requirements of travellers. 

The information is correct as of January 2016.

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Dennis farr
Dennis farr

Windy.... windy... and guess what windy. That is what makes it so great. Once you laugh at yourself you can enjoy all that this town can offer.


Wellington has been my favourite city in New Zealand by far. I thought of it like a mini Melbourne, with a cool, eclectic vibe that doesn't try to hard. It has all the hallmarks of a great city - active and vibrant walkways

Becky Bates
Becky BatesSan Diego

Funky, eclectic, and just plain cool. Wellington has a Bohemian vibe that jives with it's beachside ambience, making it seem like the offspring of San Francisco and San Diego. Definitely worthy of the Coolest Little Capital in the World title.

Nicole LaBarge
Nicole LaBargeWellington

Had the winner of the Burger Wellington competition today at Charley Nobles. Yum!


The least expensive month is January, with an average of $150 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Wellington is January, with an average price of $150 per night.
The average price of a hotel in February last year was $165 per night. This is 3% less than the average nightly price of $172 seen over the previous 12 months.

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