Local Attractions

Wellington is a compact, vibrant city known for its numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as world class sporting and cultural events.  Whilst our accommodation provides you with the comfort and convenience of a home away from home, our location affords you easy access to local attractions and amenities.  The popular attractions below are all located within a half hour of our accommodation.

Central City


Downtown Wellington is compact. The main shopping streets of Lambton Quay and Willis Street provide a thoroughfare among the main commercial buildings.

~20 mins walk

Cable Car

Catch Wellington’s iconic Cable Car from Lambton Quay to the top of the Botanic Gardens, classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.  The 26 hectare gardens are home to the Carter Observatory and a good children’s playground.

~25 mins walk


View the iconic Beehive and take a tour of Parliament Buildings for an insight into the workings of New Zealand’s Government.

~20 mins walk

Courtenay Place

Compact strip offering a large number of cafes, restaurants, bars and theatres.

~40 mins walk

Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

Tour the childhood home of one of the world’s best-known short story writers and New Zealand’s most famous author. Her memories and experiences in this home were recreated in her most famous short stories, The Aloe, Prelude, A Birthday, The Doll’s House, and The Wind Blows.

~10 mins walk

Old St Paul's Cathedral

Wellington’s premier heritage church and one of the best examples of timber Gothic Revival architecture in the world.

~10 mins walk


Westpac Stadium

New Zealand’s premier sporting venue and multi-purpose stadium for cultural and concert events.

~15 mins walk

Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative and fun. The interactive exhibitions and array of discovery rooms make it a must see for visiting families.

~30 mins walk

Queen's Wharf & Waterfront

For waterfront restaurants, Frank Kitts Park and Te Papa. From here you can catch the ferry to Eastbourne or Somes Island, rock climb on an indoor wall, rent kayaks, hire bikes, charter a helicopter or jump into the water from a specially built diving platform.

~20 mins walk

Oriental Parade

Stretching from Waitangi Park around the bays, Oriental Parade is Wellington’s beach promenade within the city. Soak up the great views of the city and sea from the sandy beach or one of the cafes dotted along the city end.

~45 mins walk

Civic Square

The civic centre of Wellington providing a gateway between the retail district and the waterfront. Home to the City Council Information Centre, City Art Gallery, Town Hall, Library and Capital E.

~25 mins walk

City Greenbelt and beyond

Botanical Gardens

Walk directly to the bottom of the Botanic Gardens from Orchard Street. Over 26 hectares of unsurpassed views, unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens. Home to the Carter Observatory and a good children’s playground.

~25 mins walk


See some of New Zealand’s rarest birds, reptiles and insects living wild in their natural environment. Indoors, NZ’s incredible natural history and world-renowned conservation movement are brought to life in a state-of-the-art exhibition. Zealandia is a nature lover’s paradise.

~10 mins drive

Mt Victoria Lookout

Purpose built lookout to take in views of the CBD, harbour and surrounding hill suburbs. If feeling fit, a short but steep walk will take you to locations used in the Lord of the Rings films.

~20 mins drive (30 mins uphill walk from Oriental Parade)

Weta Cave

A fun, mini-museum of the academy award winning company that has brought to life movies such as the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, King Kong, Avatar and The Adventures of Tintin. Purchase some of the art of Weta as a souvenir.

~20 min drive