Welcome to Wellington!
Welcome to Wellington the land of the hobbit, the best cafes and coffee and awesome people. Here is a mini guide to getting here and around and some suggestions for accommodation.
Domestic: You can fly to Wellington from most other city hubs in New Zealand in less than an hour. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand but as of yet does not have a full operating international airport. Air New Zealand is our national airline but we also have jetstar.
Shuttles - There are several door-to-door taxi such as the Airport Flyer or Wellington Combined Taxis. The venue, All Saints Church, is less than 10 km from the airport you can check the location below. So a taxi of shuttle should not cost more than $20 but check on arrival we also have uber. The airport flyer goes to the city and departs every 20 minutes or so. The venue Abundance Mind Body is further away near the CBD.
Once in Wellington - Wellington is extremely walkable and bike-friendly. You can rent bikes short or longer term from AvantiPlus On Yer Bike Wellington (181 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011).
The local bus system www.metlink.org.nz
We strongly recommend preparing your accommodation in advance. Wellington experiences a high flow of tourists year-round.
Airbnb www.airbnb.com, www.holidayhouses.co.nz or www.bookabach.co.nz . will help you find your accommodation.
One of our local yogis has an air bnb here Sea and Rest
Her name is Lana and you can share this with a group of people.This one is an uber ride of around 5-10 minutes to All Saints.
You will find all levels of Hotel/Apartment accommodation on various booking sites, such as booking.com, expedia.com, agoda.com, etc.
Check out the location below to find one within walking distance. The city is not too far so you can stay there and be closer to the cafes and take an uber which will be around $11 a trip or team up with someone to get lifts each day. Plenty of people will be going through the city each day.
We are so excited about this beautiful space. Less than ten minutes from the city at All Saints Church, 90 Hamilton Road, Hataitai
The venue has a lovely kitchen to heat food and make tea etc plus a fridge so feel free to bring what you need for the day and use the kitchen facilities.
Wellington has many many great cafes, here are a few but just ask if you are stuck we also make damm good coffee!
Aunty Mena’s Vegetarian Cafe Restaurant – Asian fusion, vegan-friendly| 167 Cuba Street,Wellington 6011, New Zealand | 04 382 8288
Maranui Cafe – Excellent beach-front brunch cafe; New Zealand classic + vegan fare | 7 Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022 | 04-387 4539 |www.maranuicafe.co.nz
The Botanist Lyall bay is a great local place not too far from the venue.
Mt. Vic Chippery – New Zealand fish & chips | 5 Majoribanks St, Mount Victoria, Wellington
Loretta – Brunch cafe | 181 Cuba St. | www.loretta.net.nz
Wellington Night Market located at 107 Cuba St. every Friday from 5pm- 11pm.
Want to do more yoga? Here are my top go to studios in Wellington
Centre for higher self. A sweet wee studio in Wellington city say hello to Monica.
Pause yoga: Designed built and run by the delightful Cathy Gamba set in the trees in Eastbourne.
Hot Yoga studios Wellington: Maria owns three yoga studios in Central Wellington and Lower Hutt get your hot on here!
Space Yoga: Top of the world yoga studio looking over the bay be sure to visit this one and say hello to Lana