Fast Facts

About Wellington 

Situated at the southern end of the North Island, a capital of New Zealand. Wellington is famous for its vibrant creative culture accompanied with varieties of food, alcohol, coffee and interesting events. The city is known for fine restaurants and its strong café culture. It is also name as the coolest little capital in the world. It is also ranked as one of the cities in the world to live.



It takes approximately of 20 minutes from airport to reach the venue (Victoria University of Wellington – Rutherford House)



The average weather range during Summer (Dec – Feb): Daytime 19°C – 21°C.



Wellington City’s religions consists of majority Catholics, Anglican, and other Christian religions as well as the remaining religions such as Hindu, Buddhist, Islam/Muslim.



Though French seems to be the most commonly spoken language, English is widely use as well.



Wellington local time is (GMT+12)



Most banks operating time (Monday – Friday) starts from 9am till 4.30pm. However, most businesses are closed during the weekends. Only a few banks that will operate on Saturday with limited hours.


Currency & Credit Cards

The currency used in Wellington is the New Zealand Dollar NZ$. All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely. 1USD = 1.477NZD.



The standard voltage in New Zealand runs 230/240 volts.


Tax and Tipping

Tipping in New Zealand is not obligatory. However, tipping for good service or kindness is at the discretion of the visitor. Hotels and restaurants in New Zealand do not add service charges to their bills.



If you have a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment, you are kindly advised to bring sufficient medication for the total length of your stay. Also, do ensure that you bring along a medical certificate that sanctions the use of relevant prescribed medicines since certain substances are prohibited. Lastly, do ensure that you have adequate travel insurance that covers you for healthcare, in case of an emergency.


Dress Code

Appearance should always be clean and neat. For business meetings, men should wear suits and ties; women should wear suits or dresses. Overly casual or sloppy attire is not appreciated.


Leisure Activities

Whether it’s shopping or sightseeing or attending various events, there’s no shortage of fun activities to experience in the city of Wellington. For more information, please visit website here.


Getting Around

There are a few public transportation options such as trains, buses and taxis.
For more detailed information, please visit website here.


Visa Requirements

For more information on visa requirements and application, please click here.


Custom Clearance

Passengers are only permitted to bring certain items, such as liquids, gels, pastes, lotions, creams and drinks past the security checkpoint if they are in containers with a capacity of 100ml or less. All the containers must be carried in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag. Exemptions are made for medications, baby food and special dietary requirements. Other items considered dangerous, such as aerosols, potential weapons and flammable materials, are also not permitted past this point. You should check the customs regulations of your destination country before departure too.
For more information visit the official website here.


Security and Emergency Numbers

Fire/Police/Ambulance Tel: 111
Medical Emergencies Tel: 0800 611 116