It’s dubbed the coolest little capital for a reason. Wellington packs a lot into a compact downtown area, from the Beehive to Te Papa, to the people-watching hotspot that is Cuba Street. The nearby Wairarapa region provides the perfect weekend playground, with its world-class wineries and charming towns.

The spectacular road trip full of hidden gems

Train journeys

A glorious front seat to the North Island's back country


Suburb Spotlight: Why you should visit Eastbourne, Lower Hutt

Like chocolate-dipped ice creams and fish and chip picnics, Eastbourne epitomises summer.


Inside NZ's stunning new adults-only escape

This luxury suite is tucked away in the Wairarapa high on a hill — where privacy is guaranteed.

Local Democracy

KiwiRail to switch ferries to cleaner diesel fuel as replacements still years away

New onboard computer systems should also help get "rid of the puff" when the current ferries start up.


Does Wellington really have more eateries per capita than New York?

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Suburb Spotlight: Why you should visit Miramar, Wellington

Miramar is the centre of Wellington’s film industry, home to the world-famous Weta Workshop and the luxurious Roxy Cinema.


QT Wellington: A feast for the eyes and the stomach

The hotel's iconic Hippopotamus restaurant is back with a new menu - and it's the perfect excuse for a staycation.

Back Your Backyard

Stuff Travel's favourite Back your Backyard finds

On the anniversary of our border closure, we asked some of our colleagues at Stuff to name the Kiwi spots which made an impact on them over the last year.

Family holidays

Where to take the kids during the Easter break and school holidays

Stuck for ideas where to bring the little and not-so-little ones? We have you covered.

Food & wine holidays

A hidden foodie gem in the Wairarapa

A globetrotting chef has turned her Martinborough home into a gourmet lodge, offering a private dining experience and hands-on cooking classes.

Back Your Backyard

Three of the best outdoor baths

Soak up the suds and the scenery in these stunning outdoor baths.


Why you should visit Petone, Lower Hutt

Petone is a thriving cornucopia of everything amazing – from beautiful walking tracks to unique food and specialty stores.

Budget holidays

Airfares from $15 - a budget guide on what to do when you arrive

If you fancy a break but are a bit strapped for cash, Jetstar has announced a new domestic sale.