03 September, 2019
It might be small for a capital, but what Wellington lacks in size it makes up for in looks and character. Haloed by rock-ribbed mountain ranges and bathed by the sloshing Pacific waters of a huge natural harbor, it's certainly a looker. Then you see those historic Georgian townhouses and old Victorian buildings in the center, topped by flower-bursting botanical gardens and rows of sandy beachfronts. Whether you come for the history, the heritage, the food, or hard-fought rugby showdowns when the All Blacks take to the field, cheap flights to Wellington from Australia are a top ticket into town. There are loads of direct connections on offer, going with airlines like Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Virgin Australia.
A famous funicular that was opened way back in 1902, the Wellington Cable Car
You can take scenic ferry rides or kayak through the rugged coves of Wellington Harbour. Alternatively, stick to the bustling waterfront for Kiwi bars and the open-air literary attraction of Writers Walk.
Black-sand beaches, blustery clifftops and seal colonies are what await hikers who take to the Red Rocks near Wellington.