Compare Cheap Flights from Wellington to Canberra, Australia
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Compare Cheap Wellington to Canberra Flights
A trip to Canberra can include a slew of history rich tours through government buildings, historical sites, and modern museums. If you’re travelling on business, a family holiday, or a couple’s getaway, Canberra has plenty of activities to keep you engaged. In the summer and warmer seasons, Lake Burley Griffin is buzzing with water and land activities for all ages. Spring blooms at the Botanic Gardens create the perfect backdrop for romantic picnics and couple’s retreats. And the Sports Institute has been known to keep young minds engaged for hours. No matter your reason for visiting Australia’s capital, book cheap flights from Wellington to Canberra on Webjet to save money.
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Best time to visit Canberra
The best time to visit Canberra
Canberra experiences clean, fresh air and sunny blue skies almost all year long. Summers can be hot and dry so pack lots of water and sunscreen for outdoor activities. Day time temperatures can reach 27°C (81°F) allowing for many outdoor and water excursions at Lake Burley Griffin and across the city. The cooler temperatures and colour changing landscape are an invitation to tourists and locals to get out and see the city. Winters experience frost and UV radiation can be high. Days can be as cold as 12°C (53.6ºF), with nights dropping lower. Crowds dissipate in the winter making it a great time to snap up deals on cheap flights from Wellington to Canberra. Spring blooms and warmer weather bring crowds back to the city. The city comes alive with festivals and outdoor activities.
Departing From Wellington
Air New Zealand, Emirates Air, and Qantas fly from Wellington Airport (WLG) to Canberra Airport (CBR) in less than eight hours. Travel includes one stopover in Sydney (SYD).
Getting to Wellington Airport
The 25-minute ride from the city centre to Wellington Airport (WLG) can be made via public bus or taxi. A one-way taxi fare will cost between $30-$40 NZD. The Airport Flyer is the only bus in Wellington that takes travellers from the city centre directly to the terminals. Flight information, weather updates, and news is displayed on the bus as it travels between Lower Hutt and Wellington City.
Parking at Wellington Airport
Storing your car at Wellington Airport can be less costly if you pre-book your parking prior to arrival.
Where to Park at Wellington Airport
Wellington Airport has different parking options for domestic and international travellers. Each is designed to fit different parking and budget needs.
• Valet Parking: For international travellers looking to drop their car and head to the terminals, Valet parking is best. Daily rates for Valet Parking start at $59 NZD.
• Covered car park: To store your car in a weather protected facility during your stay in Canberra, the Covered car park is perfect. Daily rates for the Covered car park start at $38 NZD.
• Premium car park: If you want a little more security around your covered parking, the Premium car park can fill the need. Not only will your car be under cover, the lot also has monitored security cameras as well as a separate entrance and exit. Daily parking rates start at $42 NZD.
• Uncovered Car park: A budget friendly and popular parking choice for many travellers out of Wellington. Daily rates start at $34 NZD.
• Long Term Parking: If your trip from WLG to CBR will be longer than a weekend, consider Long Term Parking. Weekly rates start at $78 NZD and includes a free shuttle to and from the terminals.
Arriving in Canberra
Before you can clear Customs at Canberra Airport (CBR) you will need to complete and submit the incoming passenger card and present a valid passport.
How to Get from Canberra Airport to Your Canberra Hotel or Accommodation
Airport transfer from Canberra Airport (CBR) to the city centre on the route 11 ACTION bus is the cheapest option for travellers. The 30-minute ride costs $4.80 AUD ($5 NZD) one-way. Taxis and Uber are can be arranged outside the terminals and will cost between $23-$26 AUD ($24-$27 NZD).
Things to do
Things to do in Canberra
Stroll through expansive natural world on display at the National Botanic Gardens. Not only can you see vibrant plants, you can also discover their uses and the role they played in shaping cultures. For some of the best views of Canberra, head to Mount Ainslie lookout. The spectacular view from the lookout is along Anzac Parde and at night you can see the entire city lit up. Honor those who’ve perished in war at the Australian War Memorial. The museum showcases an immense archive to show the soldier’s experiences in war and the impact on Australian society. If you’re an art lover or a procurer of unique items, head to Canberra Glassworks. Book a one-on-one session with a professional glass artist or simply hand around and watch the amazing process before purchasing a one-of-a kind piece.