Travel tips for driving around Wellington

Are you currently on holiday, traveling around the North Island of New Zealand? Are you looking for tips, recommendations and advice on what to do in Wellington that don’t cost you a fortune? You’ve come to the right place! Your Basic Wellington Travel Guide is packed full of information on what you can do during your travels to Wellington.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital and is well known for its world class cafes and restaurants, vibrant art scene and active outdoor lifestyle. There’s heaps of things to see and do in the city dubbed the world’s ‘coolest little capital’. It’s easy to get around Wellington, whether you’re driving in the car, taking public transport or walking on foot, and you can discover the city even within one day.

If you’ve been traveling around New Zealand on holiday, make Wellington your final stop, as there’s so much to see and do – you and the family are bound to have a great adventure! Before you start looking into what to do in Wellington, take a look at the below travel tips on preparing for your travels.

Travel Tips

Raising money for your trip

Before you get out and on the road, you’ll need to ensure you have sufficient funds to make your travel enjoyable. While having a large budget for your travel is idea, you can still have an enjoyable time on a budget.

There’s a number of things you can do to raise money for your Wellington trip, including…

  • Selling old household contents (such as books, DVDs and clothes) – TradeMe is a great website you can use to sell just about anything!
  • Get a second job – even if you work full time during the week, you can work hard to increase your travel budget by getting a second job (perhaps for on the weekend). Seek is a great job hunting website where local jobs are listed
  • Selling unused vehicles – it’s surprising how many vehicles there are sitting unused in backyards! Selling an old, scrap or junk vehicle to car buyers in Wellington (even if the vehicle doesn’t work) will ensure you get some cash in the hand to put towards your travels
  • Busking on the streets – this is not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’, but if you have some sort of talent (you can sing, dance, play an instrument etc) then you can potentially earn money from it! Bring your talents to the streets and be surprised as to how much money you can make in one day! Here’s some helpful busking tips for musicians to get you started

The important thing is to save save save and not be tempted to spending the money before your trip! Remember, you can buy things or you can buy experiences.

Making a budget for your trip

Without a set budget, you may find yourself without any funds halfway through your travels! It’s important to determine a budget before you start traveling, including overall costs and daily allowance.

Keep in mind all of the different aspects of your trip – some of these will include:

  • Food and beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Travel (i.e. fuel, insurance)
  • Entertainment and activities

For some great advice on how to get started on budgeting for your trip, check out this helpful WikiHow article.