Reasons To Visit Wellington
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and one of its most fascinating cities offering a huge range of things to see and do. Known by locals as “The Windy City”, Wellington enjoys a seafront location and is known as a center of New Zealand culture and art. Along with its many inner city attractions, the mountainous terrain surrounding the city is perfect for adventure lovers with its many scenic walks, hiking trails and camping spots. Take a tour of all the historic sites in Wellington such as the Parliament Buildings and the many monuments and statues around the city or spend a day exploring its many world-class museums and art galleries. As a modern city, you can also expect to find to quality restaurants, shops and cafes, while you won’t be disappointed with the lively nightlife scene.
Arriving In Wellington
Wellington International Airport is New Zealand’s third busiest airport located just 5 km away from the center of Wellington. The airport primarily handles domestic flights and flights from Australia, so UAE-based travelers looking to catch flights to Wellington won’t be able to make the journey directly. However, there are regular connections from airports which handle flights directly from the UAE, so you can make the journey with only a single transfer.
At Wellington International Airport you can look forward to a wide selection of amenities and facilities, so you’re sure to find many things to do while you wait for your flight. As well as many different restaurants, cafés and fast food chains, the airport offers travelers duty-free and retail shopping. There are additional amenities available at the airport including shower access, complimentary Wi-Fi and airport lounges to make your stay more pleasant. You could consider a rental car in Wellington if you want to explore the beautiful country at your leisure.
Wellington Travel Information
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UAE nationals flying to New Zealand will be able to enter the country visa free for up to three months at a time. The hottest time in Wellington is from December until March which sees average highs of around 20 degrees, while the rainiest period in the region is from June until September. You will need to put your clocks forward by nine hours when you arrive in Wellington.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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