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There are several options for getting around Wellington. It is generally not recommended that travelers rent a car in the area, as the roads are steep, narrow and difficult to navigate. Plus, it is easy to get around Wellington without a car. Many places are within walking distance in this compact city, and the combination of public transportation options and taxi car rentals makes it possible to get to anywhere within the city as well as many places outside of the city with relative ease.
The orange Stagecoach Flyer Bus takes visitors between the airport and downtown Wellington, and then north to the Hutt Valley. The new Flyer bus includes free wi-fi.
The public transportation system is an excellent system made up of a combination of buses, trolley buses, trains and ferries operated by Metlink ( www.metlink.org.nz). More information about the public transportation options is available at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g25... . Travelers interested in getting somewhere quickly may opt to get a taxi instead of taking public transportation. Taxi fares are not standardized, so visitors will want to shop around for the best cab company rates before reaching the area. However, most taxi companies offer competitive rates, with fares generally being lower than $2 per km and often being considerably cheaper, especially when visitors opt to use budget taxi services. Taxis can be hired, with advance notice, for taking multi-hour and half-day tours around Wellington, although public transportation may be the better option for seeing the area.
The Dominion Post Ferry runs a regular service between Wellington city, Petone and Eastbourne/Days Bay, with some services stopping at Matiu/Somes Island. The ferry terminal is located on Queens Wharf on Wellington's Waterfront.