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Flights from Manila (MNL) to Wellington (WLG)

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Visiting from Manila to Wellington

Wellington travel information

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s south most point on the Cook Strait. It’s situated at the south- western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. The city encompasses a waterfront promenade, lovely beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname "Windy Wellington". Discover Wellington that’s surrounded by nature with a mix of cultures, history and cuisine. 

When to visit

Best time to visit  Wellington

The best time to visit Wellington is in summer which is the city's warmest and sunniest time of year with temperatures hitting between of 19°C and 20°C. Autumn between March and May when the weather begins to cool which means it's a great time to take advantage of Wellington's many museums and galleries.  Winter, which spans from June to August, is considered the low season, and it's typically characterised by strong gusty Antarctic winds. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Wellington Airport (WLG)Opens external site in a new window. It  is an international airport located in the suburb of Rongotai in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Wellington Airport is located just a 20-minute drive from the Wellington CBD.  

Arriving in Wellington

The friendly staff at Wellington Airport will give greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the city is simple. 

Getting into Wellington from Wellington airport  

Wellington Airport is 8 kilometres away from the Central Business District (CBD). The average journey by taxi is around 15-25 minutes depending on traffic flow and time of day. Taxi ranks can be found directly outside the baggage claim area on the Ground Floor of the main terminal. An airport shuttle is a cheaper option with the rank outside the main terminal and can be pre-booked in advance. Wellington airport offers convenient car rental services from a variety of operators and making a reservation is easy. It's a great way to explore the region at your own pace. Car sharing services are available, along with the Metlink Route 2 public bus service.  

Getting around Wellington

Wellington’s compact city centre means that it’s incredibly easy to get around - on foot or on a bike, by public transport, rideshare or private car. Alternatively, book a guided tour from a local company to explore hidden local gems and meet some of Wellington's local personalities. Wellington has an excellent public transport system with buses, trains and ferries. The Wellington Cable Car leaves from downtown Wellington to the leafy, village-like suburb of Kelburn. At the top of the Cable Car, you will find some of the best views of Wellington. Cycling, shuttle services and taxis are also available to get you where you need to go in Wellington. 

Departure information

Fly from Manila

We want your trip from Manila to be as seamless as possible and the following information will help make that happen.   

What is the main airport called?

Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA (MNL).Opens external site in a new window Also known as Manila International Airport or simply Manila Airport, is one of the two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area and the main international gateway to the Philippines. The airport is located along the border between the cities of Pasay and Parañaque, about 7 km south of Manila.

Baggage allowance

All passengers flying from Manila are allocated checked baggage. If you require more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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If you are a passenger travelling from Manila ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure. ​

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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