Wellington, capital of New Zealand, has a distinctive charm that goes way beyond its shopping, café and nightlife scene.
Things to See
Essential tourist information for first-time visitors.
Where to Stay?
Great-value hotels in Wellington for gay travellers. Save up to 75%.
About Gay Wellington
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Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, no Auckland – may come in useful during a pub quiz! Wellington is also considered to be the culinary capital of New Zealand. It’s a fairly small city you can easily walk around. Wellington is something of a hidden gem. Lonely Planet hailed it the “coolest capital in the world” – that it may be, but it’s certainly not the most visited.
You’ll find a small gay scene in Wellington. As is often the case in New Zealand, Wellington is a great place to be if you like adventure and extreme sport. Failing that you can unwind with a glass of New Zealand’s finest.
Gay Friendly Wellington Tours
Browse our handpicked selection of gay friendly tours in Wellington from our partners with free cancellation 24 hours before your tour starts.
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Large underground lounge bar & club and a focal point of the Wellington gay scene. Ivy Bar...
S&M’s Cocktail Bar & Lounge
Wellington's LGBT-popular cocktail lounge bar with various themed nights.
The #1 gay sauna in Wellington.
The Fringe Bar
Inner city venue with karaoke, live shows and comedy.