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Wellington, New Zealand



Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and home to Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame and his studios.


As of Oct 1 2019, travellers from most countries will need to apply for a NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) linked to your passport. It is valid for multiple entries and two years. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock within walking distance of the city beside Westpac Stadium. Shuttles may be provided dropping off at the i-site tourist info by Civic Square. Cruise schedule available here http://www.centreport.co.nz/cruise-information/schedules

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Money and Tipping

New Zealand's currency is the dollar (NZD). Like Australia, prices displayed are inclusive of all taxes. Tipping is not necessary.

Local Transportation

Wellington is very walkable unless you want to go further out.


Search hotels in Wellington here

Must See Sights

  • Te Papa Museum - This modern museum has great architecture, cultural exhibits and best of all it's free. http://www.tepapa.govt.nz
  • Wellington Cable Car - ride this for a view of the city up to the botanical garden. http://www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz
  • Take a walk along the harbour to Orient Beach passing Civic Square.
  • If you're interested in government, tours of the beehive parliament are free.

Shopping & Restaurants

Restaurants can be found downtown and along the harbour. There is a small pedestrian mall on Cuba Street with Willis St being the main shopping street.

The closest supermarket to the cruise terminal is the New World inside the Wellington train station.


Wellington's CBD has free wifi. http://cbdfree.co.nz/ For crew, there is a small Seaman's Centre on the pier.


PDF maps available here http://www.wellingtonnz.com/discover/visitor-information/maps-and-guides/


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