Remember the elvish utopia Rivendell in The Lord of the Rings? That picturesque location was made possible by the spectacular greens of Wellington. The capital of New Zealand lays out a smorgasbord of unmissable attractions. Start with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, look upon a 360 degree panoramic view from the top of Mt. Victoria that is second to none, ride the historic Wellington cable car to the Wellington Botanic Garden, regale yourself with the songs of native birds at the Zealandia sanctuary in Karori (which intends to return a 225 hectare section of bush to its pre-human state), wander with an ice cream along the waterfront at Oriental Bay and hand-feed giraffes at Wellington Zoo. Cinephiles can be absorbed into the craftsmanship that went into creating some of the most magnificent films in the world (Tolkien lovers, this is where you get to walk the paths of Middle Earth). Contemplate upon the wonders of the galaxy while stargazing at Space Place at Carter Observatory. Hop on board one of the excellent guided tours around the city and explore the bohemian haven with street performers and vintage cafes at Cuba Street.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Wellington
Where to shop
It is entirely possible for shoppers to be overwhelmed by the number of options offered by the capital city. Start with The Golden Mile (Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Manners Street and Courtenay Place) where high fashion and boutique stores reign supreme. Cuba Street appeals to funk-loving souls with its independent boutiques and eclectic fashion finds. You can bargain for great prices on arts, crafts and artisan foods at various markets like Wellington Night Market, Hill St Farmers’ Market, Wellington Underground Market and Harbourside Market.
What to eat
You can eat your way around the world in Wellington. But New Zealander specialties that must touch your tongue are Pavlova ( a meringue-based dessert usually topped with fruits), kiwi candy, Hokey Pokey Ice Cream, green-lipped mussels, sausage sizzle (barbecue with sausages) and hangi (a Maori feast cooked for an extended amount of time underground). New Zealand is also known for its lamb, so get yourself a platter of anything mutton.
Common words and phrases in Wellington
While wandering around Wellington, keep your ears out for the following words.
- An insulated portable bin
: joker; comedian
- Resident of West Coast, South Island
Get off the grass:
exclamation of disbelief
- A pair of rubber sandals
- A Tourist
Do's and Don'ts
• Always be respectful of Maori culture which is part of New Zealand’s exquisite indigenous history.
• Respect each person’s individual space on the beaches.
• Do not feed seagulls on the beaches.
• Always wear sunscreen at the beach.
• Be cautious about riptides, protruding rocks and powerful waves in the sea.
Always listen to the lifeguard.
Emergency contact numbers
• Emergency ( Fire, Police, Ambulance) : 107 (Landline) / 112 (Cell)
• Flying Squad : 10111
• Ambulance/Metro Control Room : 10177
• Local Police : 021 864 8456
Q. Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Wellington?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Wellington is Air New Zealand.
Q. What is the time zone used in Wellington?
The time zone of Wellington is UTC+12:00.
Q. What are the most popular airlines flying from Toronto to Wellington?
From Toronto to Wellington, the most popular international airlines are Air New Zealand, Air Canada
, Virgin Australia and Qantas
Q. What is the shortest time for a Toronto to Wellington flight?
The shortest time for a direct Toronto to Wellington flight is 33 hours.
Q. What are the top tourist destinations of Wellington?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Wellington are the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington cable car, Zealandia sanctuary in Karori, Oriental Bay, Wellington Zoo, The Weta Cave in Miramar and Cuba Street.
Q. What is the currency of Wellington?
The currency of Wellington is the New Zealand Dollar.
Book cheap air tickets
from Toronto to Wellington with Yatra. Our web check-in
saves time from waiting at long and tiresome airport lines. Give wings to your wanderlust and make way to the wonders of Wellington!