Have a Wellington adventure with Singapore Airlines

Getting to Wellington is an adventure with Singapore Airlines. Pick from four daily flights to Singapore from London Heathrow, or one daily flight from Manchester, then hop to Wellington via Canberra. You could even have a three-pronged holiday if you wanted, ticking off both the Garden City and Australias cultured capital.

Stopping off in Singapore gives you the chance to experience Changi Airport, which has been named Best Airport in the World29 times in a row at the Business Traveller awards. Changis trophy-stuffed cabinet isnt surprising, when you factor in its 360 retail outlets, free 24-hour cinemas, themed indoor and outdoor gardens (one dedicated to butterflies, one to orchids, one to sunflowers, one to cacti), beauty and wellness offerings, kidsplaygrounds, food courts, art and sculptures, dizzying choice of bars, restaurants and cafés and other lures all spread across three impressive terminals. Eating options at Changi Airport include noodle houses and delicious Hong Kong-style dessert bars; theres even a swimming pool, if you need to work off some calories, post-meal. To make the most of your stay in Singapore, book a Singapore AirlinesSingapore Stopover Holiday, which gives passengers access to a great selection of 3- or 5-star hotels and more than 15 top attractions, plus free airport transfers and free rides on the SIA Hop-on Bus.  

Passengers flying to Wellington with Singapore Airlines can enjoy spending their Changi Dollar Voucher while in transit in Singapore. This retail voucher (valued from S$20) is offered by Singapore Airlines to use in Changi Airport, as part of the Changi Transit Programme. The voucher is valid for use across almost all retail outlets, including the Ambassador Transit Lounge, food and drink outlets and even duty-free.

If you have at least five hours in transit at Changi before flying on to Wellington, get a taste of Singapore on one of Singapore Airlines’ free guided tours, which last two and a half hours and depart daily. Alternatively, gad about Singapore on the SIA Hop-on Bus – free for passengers who have bought a Singapore Stopover Holiday or Singapore Explorer Pass. Present your boarding pass within one month of travel, and you’ll also get exclusive discounts on Singapore hotel stays, car rentals, restaurants, boutiques, shopping malls and other tourist attractions, thanks to Singapore Airlines Boarding Pass privileges programme – all you’ll need to do is flash your Singapore Airlines boarding pass…

However you decide to approach the journey to Wellington, you can expect to enjoy Singapore Airlines’ award-winning service and famously comfy cabins during the flight. With an average aircraft age of just over seven years, Singapore Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets of any airline. New aircraft, including the A380 and the A350, are more efficient and also more reliable, meaning that fewer takeoffs are delayed and more arrivals are on time. Just sit back and enjoy the ride…

Arriving in Wellington Airport is a great introduction to New Zealand – the runway is surrounded by water, making for a dramatic entrance. Expect efficient, friendly service from the expert airport staff as they welcome you to the country. Thanks to the airport’s central location, it’s easy to continue your journey after touch down. Hop on a city bus or take a taxi to the city centre (just a 20-minute drive away), or explore further afield. You could drive to the scenic region of Wairarapa, an hour’s drive north of Wellington, and visit the vineyards of Martinborough or Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island.

Want to know where the locals eat and drink? Here’s our insider’s guide to Wellington

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