Luxury and indulgence in Wellington

Enjoy some laid-back luxury in Wellington. Sample some of the best eats, explore the boutique stores, attend a show or treat yourself to a helicopter lunch or premium day tour.

Join a local food tour

Culinary walking tours are a fun and delicious way to explore the capital’s history, art and striking cityscape while having an insider’s look at the vibrant food scene. Sample your way through Wellington’s excellent regional produce as the friendly local guides introduce you to culinary treasures visitors often miss.

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Discover the local designers and contemporary boutiques

From boutiques stocking local and international designers, to quirky gift stores, Wellington is a treasure trove of beautiful new things. Street markets, antique, vintage and second-hand stores hold one-of-a-kind creations to uncover. Grab a coffee and spend the morning browsing the many stores around the city.

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Play a round of golf at the Royal Wellington Golf Club

The Royal Wellington Golf Club is known as one of the most spectacular golf courses in New Zealand. Often referred to as 'the home of New Zealand golf', this club has 27 holes that offer three different 18-hole layouts. It has hosted seven NZ Open Championships since 1912 and in 2004 it became the first golf club in the country to receive royal status.

Royal Wellington Golf Club website


Take a scenic flight or heli-lunch trip

Take a scenic flight or heli-lunch trip and relax in luxurious surroundings while chefs prepare a gourmet three course lunch at either Wharekauhau Lodge in the Wairarapa or the Bay of Many Coves resort in the Marlborough Sounds.

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Dine at an award-winning restaurant

Wellington is New Zealand’s culinary capital and has some of New Zealand's top restaurants, bars and cafes, which have won awards for their incredible food service and atmosphere. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Wellington.

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Browse and buy art

Wellington is home to a thriving arts scene and has some 55 galleries dotted around the city. The City Gallery and Toi Art at Te Papa hold the biggest displays in the city but there are many other small galleries all over the city where you can purchase art or just admire it.

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Attend an event or show

Wellington has a selection of world class events to get involved in. Have a browse of their events calendar to see what's on while you're in town. Wellington is home to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Ballet as well as many other performance groups and cinemas.

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Continue to Marlborough

The next morning, take a 30-minute flight to Picton or sail between Wellington and Marlborough on board the Interislander ferry. The Interislander ferry is known as one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic tourism experiences. To make the most out of your experience, upgrade to “Premium Plus”, an exclusive private lounge with complimentary beer, wine, tea, coffee and a mini buffet.

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Continue to Wairarapa

Alternatively, if you are travelling north along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail you will be heading to the boutique vineyards of the Wairarapa region. This section of the drive is about 75-minutes where you will drive across the Remutaka Ranges.

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