Where to stay around Wellington?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 163 vacation rentals near Wellington. From 67 houses to 60 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wellington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wellington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wellington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Zealand Film Archive: 182 vacation rentals
  • Oriental Bay Beach: 182 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Wellington City and Sea: 182 vacation rentals
  • The Weta Cave: 180 vacation rentals
  • City Gallery Wellington: 182 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wellington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Wellington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 67 houses in Wellington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wellington include:

  • Apartments: 60 rentals available
  • Condos: 15 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including studios and more.

Can I rent golf resort rentals in Wellington?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 83 golf resort rentals in Wellington. You have also many other possibilities in Wellington area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 13 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 10 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 7 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wellington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Wellington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    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.