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Staying connected with WellyWifi

Staying connected with WellyWifi


If you’ve been out and about around Wellington city and Porirua, you may have wondered what the “WellyWiFi” signal coming up on your smart phone is when you walk into some locations.

WellyWiFi is a free internet service that provides a limited amount of data (100Mb) to help Wellingtonians and visitors stay connected. Whether it’s googling a good restaurant, checking the bus timetables, or sending a selfie of yourself with the red pandas at the zoo, WellyWifi has you covered.

To connect to WellyWifi, simply go to the internet connections in your phone, choose WellyWifi and push “accept” to show that you accept the terms and conditions. It’s that simple. There’s no registering or forms to fill out, simply click and go. 

GWRC has been leading a joint initiative in collaboration with the eight local councils that make up the Wellington region, to provide WellyWifi, which is growing in availability and will soon spread to be available in hot spots throughout the region. 

Wellington City and Porirua City have been the first in the region to launch WellyWifi, with residents and visitors being already enjoying the free service. It is anticipated that the Hutt Valley, Kapiti and Wairarapa will be progressively connected.

Welly WiFi is available at connection spots in Wellington and Porirua, allowing you to get online free. Other cities around the region will get connected in the future. Current connection spots include:


Wellington Zoo, St James, Botanic Gardens (Treehouse/Begonia House), Libraries (Kilbirnie, Karori, Miramar, Tawa, Johnsonville), Keith Spry Pool, Arts Centre, WCC Committee Room and Chambers, Tawa Community Centre, WREMO Office (Murphy St), Maritime Museum.


Cobham Court, PCC Administration Building, PCC Annex building, TeRauparaha Arena complex & park, Pataka complex (library, museum and art gallery, Works Depot.