When to Fly?
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand it offers visitors bags of charm, often ranked highly for providing a good standard of living for its inhabitants, it blends a city experience with the stunning New Zealand landscape. Its location is beautiful - perched on the edge of a harbour, surrounded by rolling green hills - at the southern tip of the North Island. Wellington has become a foodie city in recent years, its festivals attracting more and more visitors each year.
December to February is high season in Wellington and since 2000, visitors have been flying to Wellington to watch the popular sporting event that takes place annually in February, The Wellington Rugby Sevens. The streets of Wellington become a carnival of colour and see fans dressed in costumes on their way to the Westpac Stadium to support their teams.
The Toast Martinborough festival takes place in the Wairarapa region north of Wellington in November. Keep hold of your tasting glass, it's the ticket into the ten vineyards that are taking part in the one-day winery crawl.
May to September is the low season.
Given the compact size of Wellington, you can shop, eat and drink and see the sights - Te Papa, the national museum, is a must-visit, Mount Victoria is the spot to gaze across this beautiful city and if you're shopping in the Lambton Quarter, ride the famed Wellington Cable Car - then get into nature. Walking and biking trails are just a few hours away. Try booking in advance to find deals for cheap flights to New Zealand and take in the beautiful sights of this city.