City of Wellington, New Zealand

City of Wellington, New Zealand

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 709 vacation rentals near City of Wellington. From 484 houses to 85 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near City of Wellington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

All's well in wonderful, wind-swept Wellington

Second only to Auckland in population, lively, urban Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, home to over 400,000 people. Perched on the southwestern tip of the country's North Island along the Cook Strait, the city is not only a popular launching point for crossing to the South Island, but a fantastic tourist destination in its own right. A centrally located Wellington vacation rental will surround you with everything from 19th-century wooden cottages, to art Deco buildings, to postmodern high-rises. You'll have a hard time choosing from among the galleries, cafes, and outdoor activities to fill your days.

Where outdoor activities meet indoorsy fun

New Zealand is known for its adventure activities, and Wellington is no exception. There are plenty of chances for mountain biking, kayaking, and exploring the water. The city is host to countless annual festivals, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet, as well as rugby, cricket, basketball, and soccer clubs. Riding the historic Cable Car is always popular, and there's even a city beach where you can work on your tan. Harbor walks and hiking in the areas around the city are a great way to get some fresh air.

From ancient Maori culture to modern coffee culture

Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand) is a great place to learn about traditional Maori culture, while the Wellington Museum, the New Zealand Cricket Museum, the Cable Car Museum, and the Reserve Bank Museum (to name a few) should keep museum buffs busy for days. Art lovers will want to hit the Wellington City Art Gallery and Pataka Art + Museum; be sure to stop by one of the city's many vibrant coffee houses when you're done. You'll also want to save time to visit the Mount Victoria Lookout, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Gardens, and Zealandia eco-sanctuary.

If you think Chicago's the Windy City, wait till you're here

Wellington lays claim to the title of the world's windiest city, with an average wind speed topping 16 miles per hour. You'll rarely see extreme heat or cold at your Wellington vacation rental. Highs in the summer months of November to April tend to be in the high 60s, almost never getting higher than the 70s. The winter months of May to October see lows dipping down into the 40s, so you'll want a good coat, but probably not snow boots (though you might see the occasional frost). The most rain comes in June and July.

Where the North meets the South on Cook Strait

Wellington is as far south as you can go and still be on New Zealand's North Island. To continue exploring the country, you'll have to hop a boat across Cook Strait to the South Island—on a clear day, you might be able to see it from your Wellington vacation rental. The bustling city is surrounded by a wide range of landscapes to explore, from the peaks of the Rimutaka Range to the vineyards of the Wairarapa wine region. For wildlife encounters, you can either head to the hills or to the zoo and eco-sanctuary in town.