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    • boyfromoz's Profile Photo

      Only one day in Wellington

      Wellington Jan 17, 2016 at 1:18 AM

      My wife and I will be arriving in 3 weeks by cruise ship (8am -6pm). The hop on hop off bus tickets are sold out. What is the best way for us to get around and see the major sights eg TePapa Museum, the waterfront, cable car, Mt Victoria lookout, Cuba St. Any suggestions with the best order and how to get to these places by public transport will be much appreciated.

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2016 at 1:30 PM
    • Rental cars

      Wellington Region Dec 9, 2015 at 5:48 PM

      I want to rent a car for one way from Picton to Dunedin or Queenstown. Anyone know what is best way to do that or is that even feasible?

      2 Answers Dec 11, 2015 at 12:47 PM
    • Need Car for 2 day stay?

      Wellington Dec 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM

      I'll be staying 2 nights in Wellington before taking ferry to South Island..where I will need car to contine travel.  Should I pick up car in Wellington or can I do without one touring in Wellington? Also any suggestions where to stay in Wellington without vehicle and to transport to ferry.  thanks

      4 Answers Dec 9, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    • travel&tour

      Wellington Apr 3, 2015 at 2:31 AM

      I need to know must roam places of new zealand and how can I use my bank account there?

      5 Answers Apr 6, 2015 at 2:43 PM
    • taxi from airport?

      Petone Jan 6, 2015 at 6:02 PM

      Hello, could anyone tell me the approximate cost of a taxi from wellington international airport to Brittania Street Petone. thank you.

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2015 at 7:37 PM
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      2 days in Welly

      Wellington Dec 23, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      Hi, this weekend I am going to Wellington and spend 2 nights there (booked a $15 Auckland-Welly roundtrip via Manabus). Estimated time of arrival is around 8am - so I have 6 hours to spend around the city before I can finally check in YHA hostel. My places of interest would be:
      -Cable Car
      -Botanic Garden
      -Weta Cave
      -Te papa
      -Mt. Victoria
      -Cuba Street

      For my first day I plan to visit Weta cave and Cable Car/Botanic Garden and then maybe have dinner at Cuba Street. Next day I plan to go to Mt. Victoria (free tour from YHA) and then Te papa.

      Would love to hear if you have any suggestions on my planned activities!



      2 Answers Jan 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM
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      one day in wellington

      Wellington Jan 5, 2014 at 4:09 PM

      hello! we're taking a new zealand cruise in a couple months and one of the stops is wellington.

      we're thinking of visiting the wineries in the Wairarapa area.

      is there a tour service that anyone can recommend? I also heard that there is a tour with bicycles.

      also, can anyone recommend three or four wineries that has good pinot noir?

      any information would be helpful... thanks!

      1 Answer Jan 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM
    • Petone vs Lower Hutt vs wellington CBS

      Petone Dec 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Trying to decide on a family unit when visiting wellington for 3 nights in march.Finding it bit cheaper in petone or Lower Hutt vs inner wellington suburbs esp once they add parking $ and portacot $-are outer regions ok when visiting and also is petone too windy & Lower Hutt better?

      3 Answers Dec 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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      2 days in Wellington

      Wellington Nov 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      We will be going to Wellington in Dec and planning to visit places of interest like Parliament building, city gallery, Mt Victoria, Botanic Garden, Old St Paul's, National Museum of Te Papa and of course the famous cable car ride. We are going to stay at James Cook hotel at The Terrace so since we only have 2 days in Wellington, can anyone help us to figure out which is the better route to visit those places then.

      Thank you very much.

      6 Answers Dec 23, 2014 at 7:02 PM
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      Sunday Night entertainment

      Wellington Oct 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      Are pubs, restaurants & theatres open Sunday evening in city?

      1 Answer Nov 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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      Athfield House ?

      Wellington Oct 6, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      I saw this house "Athfield House" in a film called "Winter" in Auckland Art Gallery
      and there is a photo book about this house.

      Is it famous in NZ?
      Can people visit this house?
      Or just see it outside?

      I check the address,

      105 Amritsar Street, Khandallah
      Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

      Is there any spot to see this house in a distance?

      Thanks in advance :)

      1 Answer Oct 6, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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      Next week in Wellington, 3 or four days free what should I do?

      Wellington Sep 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      I will be the next week on Wellington, on a bussines trip I think there will be three or four days free, so I would like to know the most I can. my interests? Iam an archaeologyst, I love photograpy, any advices?

      5 Answers Oct 5, 2013 at 2:37 AM
    • Only a day in Wellington

      Wellington Aug 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Hi all,
      We are arriving in a cruiseship next month , and will spend a few hours then continuing to Picton, would like to hear from you recommendation where to go, not too far from the center in both places
      Thank you

      4 Answers Aug 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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      Do I need to book hotels in advance during Fringe Festival?

      Wellington Jul 23, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      Traveling through New Zealand next summer, and want to see the Wellington Fringe Festival in February. But I know some cities get so crowded at these times that you have to book places to stay way in advance. Is this true of Wellington?

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2013 at 5:51 AM
    • Quickest way to get to Te Papa Museum from the Wellington Airport

      Wellington Dec 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

      I am arriving from Auckland into the Wellington Airport at 2:40 in the afternoon and want to go to the Te Papa Museum that closes at 6 pm. Is it feasible to go directly to the Te Papa Museum and have them hold our luggage? Would it be better to go to the Wellington Rydges hotel first? Would a taxi be the best way or is there a bus from the airport that would go near the museum? Karen Kohn

      2 Answers Dec 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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      One night stay

      Wellington Nov 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      Hey VT members, Im traveling to wellington for a day before i head down to the South Island. I was wondering if any of you would like to have me for one nights stay in return for information about the local area, Im happy to cook (try) I've got my own sleeping bag, and don't mind being on a sofa. I know there is the Couch Surfing website, but i thought i would try here first. Im Looking to be in Wellington next week , I haven't got an exact date as yet.



    • Campervan Christmas in the Wellington Region

      Wellington Region Oct 19, 2012 at 8:40 AM

      I am 65 and will be holidaying with my wife in a campervan over Christmas. Can anybody suggest a great place to camp in the Wellington region, to enjoy the New Zealand festives, possibly on a beach but we are equally open to other sugestions?

      We move on to South Island on 28 Dec and would appreciate a similar suggestion for New Year?

      4 Answers Oct 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    • Things to do around Wellington, NZ

      Wellington Region Aug 19, 2012 at 7:54 AM

      Hi, me and my partner will be in NZ for about 3 days.

      We are in Wellington before then and would like to get any suggestions on how far we can go from Wellington that's worth to see, coming back to Melbourne (from Wellington) 3 days later.

      We know it's not much time, but would like to make the best out of our little time.

      Thanks :)

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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      4 days for a taste of NZ

      Wellington Region Jan 30, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      Hi all,

      We are going to NZ with a few friends. We are going over the Easter break, so will only have 4 or 5 days. Of course we don't expect to see everything, but we live in Sydney so am sure will go again in the future. Point of this trip is to have a nice break with friends.

      The group: all adults, 30-41 yo. 2 couples, maybe another two single guys. Interests: wine tasting, good food, scenery, national parks, a bit of bushwalking (beginner level), possibly kayaking (beginner level)
      Accomodation: mid-range, comfortable, eg on a winery, absolutely no camping!! (says one of our friends)
      Areas need to be gay friendly (I'm sure thats all fine in NZ)

      Ideally, we'd find a region that has wineries and some outdoor activities (national parks, bushwalking, lakes you can rent kayaks on)?....

      I've been looking at various regions including around Wellington

      Possible places of interest: The classic wine tour from Napier to Blenheim, Martinborough wine region (and also Marlborough wine region) but I am particulrly interested in the Martinborough pinot noir. Any thoughts on this classi wine tour? is it overhyped? touristy? any alternative ideas?
      If we base ourselves in this region, are there places we can bushwalk/ kayak close by?

      Thanks very much!

      5 Answers Jan 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    • Welsh flag?

      Wellington Oct 5, 2011 at 12:20 AM

      Does anyone know where I can get a Welsh flag from in Wellington? Preferably a big flag you can wrap around yourself! Thanks!

      9 Answers Oct 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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      Wellington Aug 16, 2011 at 9:23 AM

      This October my brother about to join his one year course at wellington for his nautical exams i wanted to know about accomodation over there.
      how much it will cost him if he is staying with group of 3-4 person and about to stay over there for about 10-12 months.
      i know it depends upon lot of factor,proximity to college,budget etc.
      for budget i can say its around 100-200$ per person so for 4 person i think it will be some reasonable amount.And if anyone has contact of some agencies or anybody there help him out that will great help.
      thx in advacne

      1 Answer Aug 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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      Night restaurants/bars

      Wellington Aug 9, 2011 at 7:01 AM

      I was wondering are there restaurants in Wellington that are open till late, I will arrive around 10pm.

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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      6 days in Wellington - what should we do??

      Wellington Jul 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

      My wife and I are flying to Wellington at the end of September and have 6 days (5 nights) till we return - I am planning to spend the first 2 nights and the last in Wellington and the other 2 nights elsewhere.
      I would really appreciate suggestions as to where we should go - I thought of Taupo but it seems to be a long drive for only a couple of nights, can you please help me out here

      1 Answer Aug 5, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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      wellington, do I need to stop by or?

      Wellington Mar 11, 2011 at 7:59 AM

      in my mind, new zealand is one of those countries kind of like US and canada where the cities are not necessary to spend time b/c the beauty is outside of city, want to see what is ur opinion on that
      whether I should even bother to drive down to wellington or just go elsewhere of north island ???

      7 Answers Mar 17, 2011 at 2:26 AM
    • Ferry Question

      Wellington Feb 10, 2011 at 6:40 PM

      My family will take a vacation in NZ around mid April. We will take Wellington ferry to Picton the day after arrival. Our ferry is for 5:30, but the last check-in time is 4:30. Do we need to get there around 4:00? Will we wait in long line for check-in our vehicle? Our current plan is to leave Tongariro National Park at 11:00 am. Are we giving us enought time? Any feedback is highly appreciated!

      7 Answers Feb 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM
    • Accommodation at Rotorua

      Wellington Jan 6, 2011 at 5:07 AM

      What is a good recommendation of accommodation in Rotorua or Lake Taupo ?

      Please advise

      6 Answers Jan 15, 2011 at 1:13 AM
    • Taxi Fare & Serviced Apartment

      Wellington Jan 6, 2011 at 12:34 AM

      Hi...What is the estimated cab fare from Wellington Airport to City Centre (say Lambon Quay) ?

      What is the reasonably price serviced apartment (come with laundry machine) to say in the city centre ?



      3 Answers Jan 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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      Coming in Early December - what to wear?

      Wellington Nov 13, 2010 at 9:02 AM

      hi, i'm coming to a wedding in wellington and afterwards will stay for a few days. how should i pack? i'm also going to Sydney, so i'm going to ask in that forum as well.


      1 Answer Nov 13, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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      Need Help re: Wellington Hotel/Airport/Getting to Martinborough

      Wellington Nov 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM


      i'm arriving to go to a wedding in martinborough, but my flight from sydney gets in at 12:30 AM!!! my friend and i need to get to a nearby hotel to rest and then get going first thing in the morning.

      could you help in figuring out a) which hotel may be best (and good for the price) and b) best way to get to marinborough???

      thanks so much!!!!

      28 Answers Nov 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM
    • Wellington Botanical Gardens

      Wellington Sep 25, 2010 at 10:55 AM

      How long should I allow to take the cable car one way to the Wellington Botanical Gardens, walk around the gardens and than walk back to my hotel in the Central Business District? Any other tips will be appreciated.

      4 Answers Sep 26, 2010 at 12:37 AM