The Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre, 101 Wakefield St., Civic Square (tel. 04/802-4860; fax 04/802-4863; www.wellingtonnz.com), is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm (Tues till 5pm) and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. It provides details of regional attractions and has the best range of free guides in the country. It also has a range of tiny pocket-size leaflets and cards on everything from transport systems to shopping, art, fashion, and free walking tours. Staff members can book accommodations and attractions, arrange transport, and sell stamps and phone cards. It also has an e-mail center and cafe. You'll also find good information at www.wellingtonwaterfront.co.nz.
For information on Lower and Upper Hutt areas, contact Hutt City i-SITE Visitor Centre, 25 Laings Rd., Lower Hutt (tel. 04/560-4715; fax 04/570-3374; www.huttvalleynz.com), or Upper Hutt i-SITE Visitor Centre, 84-90 Main St., Upper Hutt (tel. 04/527-2141; fax 04/527-9818; www.upperhuttcity.com). Both are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and weekends and public holidays from 9:30am to 2:30pm (closed Dec 25).
The free weekly publications Capital Times and City Voice are available at the visitor centers and leading hotels and cafes. Both have details on local happenings. If you're a keen follower of the performing arts, check at the visitor center for availability of discounted day-of-performance tickets.