Wellington: the coolest capital

Whichever way you come at it, Wellington is all about drama.


Reflections of the Wellington waterfront. © Bernd Hildebrandt

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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Visit website

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) offers budget accommodation in the centre of Wellington, the hostel features a 24-hour guest kitchen, self-service laundry facilities . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Wellington: the coolest capital

If you want real drama, come here by air when Wellington’s on song. For our beloved capital city is synonymous for most Kiwis with wind. Read the story . . . 

4.6 /5
From $135
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Finn's Paekakariki Visit website

Finn's Paekakariki is a privately owned boutique hotel situated in a seaside village just off SH 1. Paekakariki Village is only 35 minutes from Wellington . . . More . . . 

From $135
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Activities

Wellington: culture, activities and the weather

From ballet to fashion to art to birds to parliament to gardens – Wellington's got it all (just try to get it on a good day). Read the story . . . 

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Angus Inn Hotel - Quality Inn Angus Visit website

Spacious, well-appointed rooms set in lush garden surroundings. Restaurant, bars, conference and function facilities and free onsite parking. WiFi, 24 hr Reception. . . . More . . . 

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Kāpiti Island: birds of paradise

Lying only 15 minutes off Paraparaumu by boat and only 90 minutes north of Wellington by road, Kāpiti Island is New Zealand’s most accessible offshore wildlife sanctuary. Read the story . . . 

4.2 /5
From $120
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Hawks Inn Motel Visit website

Hawk's Inn is a 3 Star Plus Qualmark motel located 600m from central Upper Hutt. Adjacent to dairy, grocery, pharmacy, bakery etc. . . . More . . . 

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Adelaide Motel Visit website

Comfortable, affordable studios and 1-bedroom units. Conveniently situated for city centre, Airport, Interislander ferries, Westpac Stadium and Te Papa Museum. Walking distance to Wellington Hospital, . . . More . . . 

4.3 /5
From $125
Capital View Motor Inn Visit website

Stunning views over Wellington city and harbour, offering an ideal base for business or pleasure. Superior 21 studio and 1-bedroom apartments, all with ensuites and kitchens. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Loved by the locals: Kāpiti

Do what the locals do in the Kāpiti Coast District. Read the story . . . 

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Park Hotel Lambton Quay Visit website

WELCOME TO PARK HOTEL A place to stop, rest, relax and take time out. Centrally located for work or play, Park Hotel is a contemporary . . . More . . . 

4.6 /5
From $125
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Bassingers Motor Lodge Visit website

Garry and Monica welcome you to one of Levin's newest motor lodges. Bassingers Motor Lodge offers affordable luxury at the north end of the Levin . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Wellington Waterfront: where writers' words are cast

Wander the world-class Wellington Waterfront and read the words of some New Zealand's most famous writers along the way.  Read the story . . . 

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