Bus Gisborne to Wellington
The bus trip from Gisborne to Wellington takes approximately 10 hours, with regular stops along the way. Buses leave from outside the Gisborne i-SITE, 209 Grey St and arrive in Wellington at Platform 9 of the railway station.
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It might be the capital city of New Zealand, but Wellington's not just another government town full of suits. The quirky little 'capital of cool' is a compact, fun-filled place to explore, great for a weekend break or a longer stay.
The city's waterfront area is worth a visit for great harbour views, public art, and bars - plus it's home to the national museum, Te Papa. Runners, rowers, cyclists and swimmers all gather at the waterfront and if you catch Wellington on one of its legendary sunny days, it's the perfect place for a spot of people watching. On a windy, blustery day it's no less picturesque.
If you want to sample Wellington's nightlife, go to Courteney Place and the Cuba precinct. For shopping, Cuba Mall and Lambton Quay have everything you need. Visit the Beehive and surrounding government buildings if you're a government or history buff, and if the arts are your thing, enjoy a thriving cultural scene with a huge range of galleries, theatres and public artworks to discover.
Further afield, Wellington is the ideal base for a visit to the Wairarapa region, a picturesque place of charming towns, great boutique shopping and huge numbers of award-winning wineries. It's also the gateway to the South Island - just hop on an Interislander ferry to Picton.