Wellington is a big city by NZ standards and has plenty of beds, from B&Bs to motels, hotels and hostels. But the town does fill to capacity when there's a major event happening – book well in advance. There's loads of B&B accommodation over the hills in the Wairarapa region, and holiday parks and motels along the Kapiti Coast to the west.

Best Places to Sleep


Eating out in Wellington is an absolute joy, with late-closing cafes, terrific seafood and multicultural eats at the fore. Go classy or go casual – either way you're in for a treat. Winery restaurants enter the fray in the nearby Wairarapa region, while it's fish and chips and cafes along the Kapiti Coast.

Best Places to Eat