• To fly from Auckland to Wellington it takes around an hour and if you book a month ahead it costs around $180 with a suitcase, return.

  • They are arty in Wellington. Sculptural exhibition by Francis Upritchard at the Wellington City Art Gallery.

  • Sister Corita’s, ‘Summer of Love’. Wow! Bang! Love!

  • Ans Westra gallery in Cuba Street.

  • Walking and public art is a thing in Wellington.

  • Coffee is easily found.

  • Miller’s Coffee Wellington office. (Also know as Wellington Central Library.)

  • Bel Mondo in Lyall Bay. A mix between an Italian speciality store and local produce. Also has a cafe. You can get here from Wellington central on the No. 14 Rongatai bus. The most scenic local bus trip in New Zealand. Bel Mondo is 50 meters from the end bus stop, and Lyall Bay is 250 meters. Lyall Bay looks at Cook Strait and the airport. Walk down the beach 200 meters west to Maranui Surf Club, go upstairs for a coffee, Wellington hospitality at its funkiest.

  • Bel Mondo.

  • It is not always sunny and calm in Wellington. Having a good, packable, rain and wind jacket is always handy, especially in this city.

  • Flying out of Wellington.