We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Megan, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Megan lives in the United States, and submitted the following report about Wellington. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: English
Reasons to Visit Wellington
Many westerners (mostly Americans) never think about traveling to New Zealand. I never did, until one day I had the random spark and wanderlust to do it! One problem, though: I didn't have any friends with the time or money to travel with me. That's when I became a solo traveler.
I highly recommend Wellington, New Zealand as your first destination for solo travel. It's a beautiful city with a rockin' culture full of coffee shops, arts & culture, scenic walks, and lively people.
You can make Wellington into a simple one-week trip or extend your stay to a couple of months and really enjoy everything it has to offer. My top recommendations for things to check out are: the Weta Cave and Workshop, Mount Victoria, the Cable Car, fabulous coffee shops, museums, kayaking the harbor, music by Orchestra Wellington, and the outstanding cuisine.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 1 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)