Celebrate 200 years with us!
Plans are well underway to celebrate Wellington's 200 year history and John Oxley's crossing on 18 August 1817. John Oxley named Wellington after the "Iron Duke" who defeated Napolean at the Battle of Waterloo two years earlier. Wellington has a long a rich history, gazetted in 1823, and is the second oldest town west of the Blue Mountains.
Key events include:
Saturday 19 August - Bicentenary Celebrations, Cameron Park
Saturday 4 November - Dinner on the Duke, Duke of Wellington Bridge
Help celebrate Wellington's historic milestone by purchasing a copy of the Wellington Bicentenary Calendar featuring images of iconic local landmarks and snapshots into Wellington's history. Available for only $10 from the Wellington Visitor Information Centre.
Visit the Wellington 200 website for more information.
Helpful information for returning Wellingtonians and those discovering Wellington for the first time.
Explore our natural and prehistoric attractions
Indulge in an abundance of eating out options
Fall asleep in serene accommodation