Wellington ferry port in New Zealand connects you with Picton in New Zealand with a choice of up to 49 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Wellington to Picton crossing is from 3 hours 10 minutes and the crossing is operated by Interislander & Bluebridge.
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, situated on the southwest coast of the northern island belonging to the country. The only ferry route is to Picton on the north coast of the southern island along the Cook Strait ferry route, usually lasting around three and a half hours.
Famed for its setting for Lord of the Rings, the scenery surrounding Wellington is understandably breathtaking; gloriously verdant hills and imposing mountains tower above the abundance of trend-setting locals who bounce between coffee joints and craft-beer bars. The city itself is fairly small, but the compact design allows for convenient travel between galleries, museums and theatres, facilitating the desire for a couple of alcoholic drinks in between activities. The entirety of Wellington is drenched in vintage shops and cosy cafes, the most decorated road being Cuba Street, showcasing a wealth of culture as you wander from one outlet to another. Should you wish to upgrade to some more high-brow shopping, Lambton Quay is drenched in stores offering bespoke items and designer clothing.
The beer, coffee and shopping scene dominates Wellington’s reputation, however, most visitors’ highlight lies at the waterfront, where, if you’re lucky, you can spot a dolphin or an orca splashing around the impressive waves. On the unfortunately frequent occasion that the weather doesn’t lend itself to a day by the sea, Zealandia Sanctuary is an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. To commemorate your stay, tourists feel obliged to tick off the parliamentary buildings on their itinerary, an almost compulsory act once in the capital.
Being so small and compact, many travel around the city on foot, though there are also bus and train services in operation, as well as a cable car for a great way to view the landscape.
Waterloo Quay, Wellington Aotea Quay, Wellington
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