A YOU Travel Guide to Wellington 🍻 🎭 🍝
Wellington is a compact vibrant city with incredible museums, quirky bars and cafes, a waterfront promenade and home to the famous “Weta Workshop”. Now is a great time to discover our capital city! In fact Lonely Planet named Wellington as "the coolest little capital in the world." From Wellington, you can make a day trip to Martinborough and visit quaint vineyards and the unique village.
The ultimate Welly weekend
Spend a day at Zealandia, the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosantuary. - Stephanie, YOU Whangarei
Make sure you visit the Harbourside Sunday markets with delicious baked goods and artisan products - a great way to support the locals! - Tina, YOU New Lynn
If you love vintage cars, the Southward Car Museum is well worth a visit! - Kylie, YOU Head Office
Visit the War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior - a must do for all kiwis! - Anne, YOU Helensville
Explore Wellington & Martinborough like a local
You must visit the Library Bar (pictured), with book lined walls, intimate booths and dim lighting. They serve up not just delicious cocktails, but cognac, port and single malts too plus rum infused hot chocolates!
From Martinborough, you can visit Castlepoint, with a picturesque lagoon, impressive lighthouse and huge Castle Rock. It’s well worth a visit up the Deliverance Cove Track to see the lighthouse and spectacular views at the top.
Visit the classic 1920's Hawthorn Lounge, a great place for cocktails with leather armchairs and open fireplaces - Deanna, YOU Newmarket
There are three main places to eat and drink in Wellington - Courtenay Place, Lambton Quay Waterfront and Cuba St - each unique in their own special way! During the month of August, there is ‘Wellington a Plate’ one of NZ’s tastiest food festivals.
Wellington has something for everyone… they have a Craft Beer Trail Map or a Writers Walk with 23 tributes dotted around the city. - David, YOU Whangarei
The town of Martinborough’s original layout designed by John Martin, pays homage to the Union Flag, as Martin was born in England.. you can even see this from the air!