Cuba Street

Called the world’s “coolest little city” by VOGUE, Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world-class café and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle.

You'll be hard pressed to find a city in the world that's easier to get around, which makes it ideal for getting between Festival events. Wellington enjoys more cafés, bars and restaurants per capita than New York City, so you can fuel your Festival experience with the tastiest local food, craft beers and wine.

A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital with the warmth and personality of a village. It’s also loved by our visiting artists – who you’ll likely bump into on Cuba Street or wandering along our beautiful waterfront.


Looking for somewhere to stay? Our Headline Partners Boulcott Suites are fantastic hosts, and located just minutes away from all the Festival action. Plus, get 15% OFF and late check out for stays at Boulcott Suites during the Wellington Jazz Festival. Simply use the promo code Jazzfest2019 when you book. (Offer valid 4 – 10 June and subject to availability.)