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Wellington

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, located at the south-western tip of the North Island. It is the country’s second most populous urban area, with a population of over 400,000. Wellington is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, known for its culture, cuisine, and stunning natural beauty.

Wellington is situated at the southernmost point of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. It is surrounded by hills on three sides, and is home to the country’s highest mountain, Mount Egmont. The city is also known for its strong winds, which are caused by the temperature difference between the sea and the land.

Wellington has a rich history, having been settled by the Māori people in the 13th century. The city was later established as a colonial settlement by the British in 1840, and was declared the capital of New Zealand in 1865. Since then, it has become a major political and economic centre, with many government departments and corporate headquarters based in the city.

Wellington is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. The city is home to numerous museums, galleries, theatres, and festivals, and is a popular destination for film and television production. It is also the birthplace of the country’s national anthem, ‘God Defend New Zealand’.

In addition to its cultural attractions, Wellington is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. The city is surrounded by lush green hills and forests, and is home to some of the country’s most spectacular beaches. The city is also a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and sailing.

Wellington is a unique and vibrant city, with something for everyone. From its stunning natural beauty to its vibrant culture and history, it is a city that offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Wellington

1. Visit the Te Papa Museum – Explore the interactive exhibits, galleries, and interactive learning experiences at this world-class museum.

2. Take a cable car ride to the top of the Wellington Botanic Garden – Enjoy the stunning views of the city and harbor from the top of the hill.

3. Explore the Wellington Zoo – Spend an afternoon exploring the exotic animals and learning about conservation efforts.

4. Wander around the Wellington Waterfront – Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the stunning views of the harbor.

5. Visit the Old Government Buildings – Explore the beautiful architecture of the Old Government Buildings and learn about the history of Wellington.

6. Take a Ferry Ride to the South Island – Enjoy the scenic views as you cross the Cook Strait.

7. Visit the Wellington Cable Car Museum – Learn about the history of the cable car and its role in the development of Wellington.

8. Take a Tour of the Weta Workshop – Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Weta Workshop and learn about the special effects used in movies such as The Lord of the Rings.

9. Visit the Wellington Cathedral – Explore the architecture and history of this beautiful cathedral.

10. Explore the Wellington Botanic Garden – Enjoy the beautiful gardens and explore the native plants and wildlife of New Zealand.

Experience Wellington with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Wellington. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand has a temperate oceanic climate with mild temperatures year-round. The city is known for its windy conditions, particularly during the winter months. Spring (September-November): Spring in Wellington is mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). Rainfall is moderate and the city is often sunny during this season. Summer (December-February): Summer in Wellington is warm and humid, with temperatures reaching 25°C (77°F). Rainfall is moderate and sunny days are common during this season. Autumn (March-May): Autumn in Wellington is mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). Rainfall is frequent during this season and the city can be windy. Winter (June-August): Winter in Wellington is cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from 5-15°C (41-59°F). Rainfall is frequent and the city is often windy during this season.

Cruise weather for Wellington

Our weather forecast for Wellington helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 9.7 °C
18.4 m/s
33.5 m/s
83.5 %
20.2 m
86.9 %
996 hPa
07:38:51
17:16:16
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 11.4 °C
min: 9.7 °C
27.7 m/s
39.2 m/s
96.4 %
24.1 m
80.8 %
997 hPa
07:38:04
17:17:09
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 9.3 °C
24.8 m/s
40.0 m/s
69.9 %
23.6 m
76.3 %
1,005 hPa
07:37:16
17:18:01
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 8.3 °C
23.4 m/s
31.3 m/s
49.4 %
23.6 m
74.9 %
1,012 hPa
07:36:26
17:18:55
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 11.7 °C
min: 8.3 °C
22.0 m/s
32.0 m/s
9.9 %
24.1 m
84.2 %
1,018 hPa
07:35:34
17:19:49
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 10.4 °C
25.6 m/s
36.4 m/s
53.6 %
24.1 m
88.8 %
1,018 hPa
07:34:40
17:20:43
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.0 °C
min: 9.2 °C
24.1 m/s
37.1 m/s
92.9 %
24.1 m
88.7 %
1,021 hPa
07:33:45
17:21:38
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 12.2 °C
min: 8.5 °C
8.3 m/s
11.5 m/s
47.1 %
24.1 m
83.9 %
1,018 hPa
07:32:47
17:22:33
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 8.5 °C
9.6 m/s
15.5 m/s
52.5 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
1,019 hPa
07:31:49
17:23:29
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 9.3 °C
14.8 m/s
24.8 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
75.3 %
1,017 hPa
07:30:48
17:24:25
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 10.2 °C
min: 8.6 °C
11.2 m/s
25.6 m/s
100.0 %
21.5 m
88.6 %
1,012 hPa
07:29:46
17:25:22
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 9.8 °C
15.6 m/s
37.9 m/s
100.0 %
23.2 m
85.5 %
1,010 hPa
07:28:43
17:26:19
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 11.1 °C
20.9 m/s
40.0 m/s
98.9 %
23.5 m
86.1 %
1,007 hPa
07:27:38
17:27:16

Cruises to Wellington

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Scheduled ship calls in Wellington, New Zealand
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 13th 2024 Sunday, 13th of Oct. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 Crown Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 Silver Muse 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Nov. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Splendor 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Silver Muse 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 2 07:30 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 AIDAsol 11:00 am 10:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Edge 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 Royal Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sun 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Seabourn Quest 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 07:30 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 MS Europa 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 Silver Muse 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Jan. 2025 Royal Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 17th 2025 Friday, 17th of Jan. 2025 Crown Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Jan. 2025 Diamond Princess 07:30 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 pm 09:30 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 MS Westerdam 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Jan. 2025 Royal Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 27th 2025 Monday, 27th of Jan. 2025 Silver Nova 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 31st 2025 Friday, 31st of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 31st 2025 Friday, 31st of Jan. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 Celebrity Edge 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Feb. 2025 Carnival Splendor 07:30 am 04:30 pm
Feb. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Feb. 2025 Silver Muse 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 7th 2025 Friday, 7th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Feb. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Feb. 2025 Royal Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Feb. 2025 Ovation of the Seas 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Feb. 2025 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Feb. 2025 Crown Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Feb. 2025 MS Westerdam 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Feb. 2025 MS Regatta 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Celebrity Edge 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sun 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 Crown Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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