Zealandia is Wellington's epic conservation project that seems to have taken a leaf out of Jurassic Park's book. Read more...

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It's hard to believe that this gigantic park is set right within New Zealand's capital city. From the moment you walk in you can hear the music of some of the country's most cherished birds. The tour guides here may be volunteers but their level of knowledge will amaze you. Taking a tour is a real must, as the guides know all the best spots to see the rare bird and plant life. Exploring the meticulous grounds of Zealandia offers a true insight into conservation. You'd be crazy to miss it.

Wellington is also famous for its cable cars. The oldest one is set within the beautiful Botanic Gardens. With interactive kids' areas, tree house walkways and tours on offer, the gardens offer a full day of enjoyment for the whole family.

Within the gardens is the Carter Observatory. Open through the day but best experienced at night, the observatory is a feast for any budding astronomers. The center regularly holds events during full moons and other special astronomical occasions so be sure to pop in after a day in the gardens.

Wellington Airport (WLG)

Flights from Australia to Wellington will disembark at Wellington International Airport.

Wellington International Airport (WLG) services New Zealand's capital and is the third busiest airport in the country. The airport was once known as Rongotai Airport due to its location in the suburb of Rongotai and is a secondary hub for Air New Zealand.

Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Wellington International Airport. Book your Wellington Airport accommodation.

Getting to Wellington

There are several airlines that offer flights to Wellington from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around three hours. Direct flights from Melbourne and Brisbane take around three hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Perth via Sydney or Christchurch take around nine hours depending on the stopover.

Airlines that fly to Wellington

Airlines that offer cheap flights to Wellington from Australia include:

For more information on Wellington holidays check out our Wellington travel guide.

For flights to Wellington from Cairns, give our experienced travel consultants a call.

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