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What are the best places to visit in Wellington?
Wellington Waterfront is a popular spot among visitors with flights from Christchurch to Wellington, especially during the summer. Several of the city’s major events take place on the waterfront, including New Year’s Eve fireworks and the Waitangi Day commemorations. There are also a number of great restaurants and cafes to choose from, including Whitebait and Karaka Cafe.
Wellington Museum is situated in a heritage building by the city’s waterfront. Once used as the capital’s main cargo and shipping goods warehouse, the building is now home to some of the city's oldest and most interesting relics, from Maori exhibitions to several pieces on maritime history.
Mount Victoria is one of Wellington’s most popular spots with locals and tourists, and is accessible by cable car, foot or vehicle. From a vantage point 196 metres above the city, you’ll be able to take in incredible panoramic views of New Zealand’s capital and the surrounding area. If you like to hike or cycle, make sure you head up Mount Victoria when you book Christchurch to Wellington flights. For those looking for a less strenuous excursion, catch the cable car to the top. Find a spot to sit in the lovely parkland and spend some time taking in the view.
The Harbourside Market has been around since the 1920s and, to this day, is still one of the most popular spots to shop for local produce in the entire city. If your flights from Christchurch to Wellington bring you to the city over the weekend, visit the market on Sunday morning to pick up some of the freshest and tastiest fare that the city has to offer.
What’s the weather like in Wellington?
Summer is the most popular time for visitors with flights from Christchurch to Wellington. Daytime temperatures average 21°C between December to March, and the days are long with lots of sunshine so expect there to be lots of locals out and about enjoying the parks, cafes and eateries. If you want a beach holiday, then the best time to book Christchurch to Wellington flights is during summer. The beaches will be busy but it’s also when the sun is strongest; it can be too cold in spring or autumn.
You may want to book flights from Christchurch to Wellington between March and May if you’d rather avoid the summer crowds. The weather is still pleasant – sitting about 15°C and 17°C – so you can still spend the majority of your time outdoors. If you like comedy, theatre or music, be sure to catch a few shows at the New Zealand Fringe, which takes place during March.
If you’re happy to don a few extra layers, you might be able to snap up some cheap flights to Wellington from Christchurch from June through to September. Wintertime weather is usually quite similar to Christchurch, with some added wind because of the coastal breeze. There are still lots of things to do in the city during winter, including the Taupō Winter Festival and the Wellington Museum, and there are considerably less tourists so you’ll have no bother booking a table at the best restaurants.
Temperatures begin to rise again in Wellington around mid-October. With new flowers blooming, it’s a great time to visit Wellington Botanic Gardens, one of the oldest in New Zealand. To witness more of the city’s nature, visit Zealandia, an incredible urban eco-sanctuary created to protect the region’s unique wildlife and greenery.
What are the best cafes and restaurants in Wellington?
Prefab is busy no matter what time of day you visit. This cafe is best known for its delicious Saturday brunch, so those wanting to experience it for themselves may have to wait for a table. The menu offers items such as eggs on sourdough, chicken burger and bottomless ACME filter coffee. Head to Prefab when your Christchurch to Wellington return flights touch down in the capital and you want to fuel up ahead of a day spent exploring.
For authentic Malaysian cuisine, head to Little Penang. This is one of the most popular dining spots in Wellington and is also ideal for visitors with flights to Wellington that are travelling on a budget. Takeaway is also available.
Pizza-lovers with tickets to Wellington from Christchurch should check out the renowned Pizza Pomodoro. These pizzas are done in the traditional way: Neapolitan style, wood-fired and made with fresh, local ingredients. While you can never look past the margherita, the chef specials are always fantastic.
Ti Kouka Café
Ti Kouka Café is an unassuming, easy-to-miss cafe located in Wellington Central. Track it down to be treated to one of the best meals in Wellington. They serve local coffee and all their dishes are made with local ingredients - another gem to add to your itinerary when you book Christchurch to Wellington flights.