Flights to Wellington (WLG)

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Wellington Guide

The Best Time to Visit Wellington

If you're looking for cheap flights to Wellington, plan your holiday between the winter months of June to August. The city is quiet, and it can be easier to find excellent deals on flights and accommodation. Another good time for budget travellers looking to scoop up deals on airfare to Wellington is in autumn.

From March to May, the weather is still warm, but the summer crowds have left and hotel rates may be lower as a result. Plus, you'll be around for some of the city's biggest festivals, such as NZ International Comedy Festival and NZ Fringe.

From October to November, you'll need to pack a warm coat to beat the chill that could still be hanging in the air. Springtime is ideal for travellers wanting to purchase return flights to Wellington and don't mind grey days and windy weather. If you can, buy your tickets to Wellington for September so can see the blooming tulips inside Wellington Botanic Garden. For those after perfect weather and long sunny days, the best time to visit Wellington is in the summer.

From December to February, the city is busy with local and international visitors in town for the end of year holidays. You'll need to book your tickets to Wellington well in advance if you want to avoid any price increases on your flights or accommodation. While it is the most expensive time to explore the city, you won't get better weather, and there's an exciting list of events to attend.

Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss in Wellington

Museum of New Zealand

The Museum of New Zealand is one of the best in the country. It will immerse you into the history of New Zealand, the Maori people, and how the country's social history has shaped the nation. Some of the top exhibits include the Earthquake House, the Arts Te Papa collection, and the Mana Whenua exhibition. The museum is a must-visit for any history buff buying flights to Wellington.

Museum of Wellington City and Sea

Another top museum for history lovers buying flights to Wellington is the Museum of Wellington City and Sea. It's located inside a historic building that houses exhibits that focus on Wellington's maritime history. Some of the most notable exhibitions are the 1968 Wahine disaster and a gallery that displays the myths and legends of the Maori people.

The Beehive

The Beehive is an iconic building in Wellington that serves as New Zealand's parliament. Travellers buying return flights to Wellington can join one of the free tours held every day between 10am and 4pm. It will give you an excellent overview of the country's parliamentary history, and you'll get to go inside some of the most important rooms used by the New Zealand government.


If you only have time to do one thing in Wellington, Zealandia should be right at the top of your list. It's a 225-hectare eco-sanctuary that's only a short drive from the city. Come here for the guided night tours, and you can see the kiwi, New Zealand's national bird. During the day, travellers buying flights to Wellington can wander around the 32 kilometres of walking trails and visit the on-site museum to learn about New Zealand's natural history.

Public Transport and How to Get Around Wellington


For budget travellers buying cheap flights to Wellington, the best way to get around Wellington is on foot. The city centre is compact, and you can walk the entire width in 20 minutes. But if you get tired, there are a range of transportation options to get you to your next destination.

Public Transport

Wellington has an extensive public transportation system, making it easy to get around the city no matter what your budget looks like. Travellers purchasing flights to Wellington can use the cable cars, trains, buses that ferries operated by Metlink. When you arrive in the city, you can use the Airport Flyer (bus 91) to get into Wellington. It's also a good idea to buy the Snapper card to get a discount on transportation fares.


Once your flights to Wellington land at Wellington International Airport (WLG), you can request a ride with Uber to your hotel or hop inside a metered cab. A trip from Wellington Airport (WLG) to the city centre usually costs between $30-40 NZD.

Car Hire

If you want more freedom getting around Wellington, you can hire a car for your holiday. The best way to do this is to add a vehicle at checkout when buying your cheap flights to Wellington through Webjet. If you need a car last minute, you can rent one from Wellington International Airport (WLG) or from one of the companies in the city centre.