Visit Wellington Region with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Wellington Region


With more than 400,000 residents, Wellington stands proudly as the capital city of New Zealand and the second most-populated urban region in the country. One of Wellington’s more interesting claims to fame is the fact that meteorologists recognise it as the windiest city on Earth. Top wind speeds have been clocked at 248 kph. Wellington uses this geographic anomaly to its advantage as a multitude of wind turbines generate the city’s electricity. Meanwhile, air pollution is nonexistent as any smog or fumes are literally blown away. The film and special effects industries are very popular in Wellington, with the famous Weta Workshop being based here. Director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed in New Zealand with Wellington front and center. Several key scenes were filmed at Mount Victoria which is within walking distance of the city. But these are just a few of the wonders of Wellington. No matter what your interest, Wellington has a rich and varied buffet of winter tourism activities sure to please one and all. The best was to see Wellington is from the comfort of your motorhome, so hire a campervan with Mighway and let the journey unfold!

Campervan Hire Wellington Region


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$160 / Day

David's Nissan

Waingawa, Wellington

Sleeps 4 Toilet Shower

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$194.5 / Day

Ford fantastic

Wellington, Wellington

Sleeps 6 Toilet Shower

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$135 / Day

Little Betty

Wellington, Wellington

Sleeps 3 Toilet

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$100 / Day

The Fitzgerald AWD-Hiace

Upper Hutt, Wellington

Sleeps 2 Toilet

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$157 / Day

Gibbs Getaway

Ohau, Manawatu-Wanganui

Sleeps 2 Toilet

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$180 / Day

ARD-LEE

Masterton, Wellington

Sleeps 3 Toilet Shower

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$194.5 / Day

Herbie (English, Deutsch)

Wellington, Wellington

Sleeps 6 Toilet Shower

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$225 / Day

StarBurst

Wellington, Wellington

Sleeps 4 Toilet Shower

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Places to Visit near Wellington Region


Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

‘Te Papa Tongarewa’ literally means ‘container of treasures’. Discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people under one roof. <br><br> Enjoy six floors of engaging, interactive displays. Encounter Māori and Pacific cultural treasures, New Zealand’s extraordinary natural life, its most important works of art, and its unique history. Get shaken up in the Earthquake House or come face to face with a colossal squid, then explore its life through 3D animation. <br><br> With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires.

Wellington Botanic Garden

Visit the Duck Pond, Begonia House, award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Treehouse Visitor Information Centre, Sundial of Human Involvement, Children's Play Area and the historic Bolton Street Memorial Park, where many of the city's pioneers are buried.<br><br> Gardens open daily sunrise to sunset. Free entry. Garden tours are available by prior booking or prior request.

The Great War Exhibition

Master film-maker, Sir Peter Jackson, with the support of ANZ, has recreated the global story of the First World War at The Great War Exhibition. A stunning array of movie-like sets depict the war; scene by scene; year by year. From the massive 10-tonne tank and 11-tonne gun to the 5,000 tiny hand-painted figurines which re-enact the battle of Chunuk Bair, the artefacts are rare and thought provoking.<br><br> But perhaps it is the hundreds of photographs from the era, which have been painstakingly colourised, that really melt away the last 100 years.<br><br> This is truly a world-class exhibition, acclaimed by international visitors and New Zealanders alike. It shows the hardship and bravery of those who lived through this pivotal time in history – the horrors of war as well as the bravery and spirit which endured.<br><br> Housed within the beautiful Pukeahu National War Memorial Park it is a must-see.

The Beehive and Parliament Buildings

Visit Parliament to discover our buildings and heritage, to see what happens when the House sits, and to learn about New Zealand's democratic processes. <br><br> The ‘Beehive’ is the popular name for the Executive Wing of the parliamentary complex because of the building’s shape. This is where the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers have offices, and where the Cabinet meets. The Beehive was built in stages between 1969 and 1979, when the first parliamentary offices moved in. <br><br> The Beehive is 72 metres tall. It has 10 floors above ground and four floors below. It is connected to Bowen House, where many members of Parliament and Ministers have offices, by an underground walkway that runs underneath Bowen Street. <br><br>

Campgrounds and Parks near Wellington Region


Matiu/Somes Island

A sanctuary for native plants, birds, reptiles and invertebrates including tuatara, kakariki, North Island robin, little blue penguins and weta.

Matiu/Somes Island is a predator-free scientific reserve. It is also a historic reserve with a rich multicultural history. Matiu Somes Island is owned by local iwi (Te Atiawa) following a Treaty settlement. It is governed by a Kaitiaki Board and managed by DOC. Matiu/Somes Island Campsite is a small, low key site suitable for small groups and individuals. It is located in a sheep paddock surrounded by historical buildings. The historic ova transplant building from the maximum security quarantine station provides the campsite facilities. A maximum of 12 campers in total are permitted to camp

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Harcourt Park

This picturesque little park in Upper Hutt was the filming location for a number of scenes from the Lord Of The Rings Movies.

Harcourt Park is considered to be the botanical area of Upper Hutt with large rhododendron and azalea gardens. Harcourt Park also has an area of native forest, Wales Woodland, which creates a scenic pass between the main park and the holiday park. The woodland has many picnic areas and short bush walks of which take several minutes to complete. The bush area is suitable for push chairs, buggys and wheelchairs.<br><br> Some of the Isengard scences from Lord Of The Rings, such as the famous scene of Gandalf riding on the road to Isengard Tower, were filmed here. None of the set remains as the filmmakers were required to return the park to its original condition once filming was done, and the tower itself was never actually built but was later digitally added to the scene. Nevertheless, the park is still a nice place to relax and have a picnic.

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