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Courtenay Place

Shop, wine and dine in this culinary hot spot on one of Wellington's most fashionable streets.

It is said that Wellington has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York City. “The Windy City” is renowned for its appreciation of fine dining, excellent cheap eats, specialty coffee, superb wine and craft beer. Courtenay Place is where you will find the heart of Wellington’s culinary culture. It is also the entertainment hub with bars, clubs, theatres and cinemas.

Explore the shops, historic buildings, cafés, restaurants and public art works on one of Wellington’s most historic streets. Originally an industrial area, today it is the centre of Wellington’s fashionable social life. Foodies will love the self-guided food tour. Begin with a coffee, where the coffee beans have been directly sourced from the growers and roasted on the premises. Try uniquely flavoured chocolates, freshly made ice cream, locally made cheeses, craft beer or New Zealand’s renowned manuka honey. Sample contemporary Māori cuisine or dance the night away in a funky bar.

Browse through elegant boutiques and specialty stores. A walk down Cuba Street, just off Courtenay Place, will take you through Wellington’s bohemian centre. Discover ethnic restaurants, secondhand bookstores, vintage stores and and hip cafés full of students and artists.

Courtenay Place has a thriving arts and culture scene. Over seven theatres and cinemas show classic and contemporary films, theatre shows and cultural performances. Check out the Embassy Theatre where Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings had its world premiere. Courtenay Place is also host to the biannual New Zealand International Arts Festival. 

Courtenay Place is located in the inner-city district of Te Aro and is the main street of the Courtenay Quarter. It is served by bus routes and is a short walk from Lambton Quay. On-street and garaged car parking is available.


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Oaks Wellington Hotel ¥7,919
Oaks Wellington Hotel

Oaks Wellington Hotel

89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Te Aro, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Courtenay Place, Cuba Street Mall, and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand). Michael Fowler Centre and Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) are also within 1 mi (2 km). Wellington Station is 20 minutes by foot.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington ¥9,577
    DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington

    DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington

    Corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street, 28 Grey Street, Wellington, NZ
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located in a shopping district, just steps from Lambton Quay and Wellington Central Business District. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington Waterfront are also within 15 minutes. Wellington Station is 9 minutes by foot.

      Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay ¥7,128
      Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

      Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

      100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Oriental Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Parade, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Courtenay Place are also within 10 minutes. Wellington Station is 25 minutes by foot.

        QT Wellington ¥10,384
        QT Wellington

        QT Wellington

        90 Cable Street, Wellington
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps from Waitangi Park, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Oriental Parade are also within 5 minutes. Wellington Station is 19 minutes by foot.

          InterContinental Wellington ¥12,189
          InterContinental Wellington

          InterContinental Wellington

          2 Grey Street, Wellington
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Lambton Quay, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Cuba Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Wellington Station is 10 minutes by foot.

            Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments ¥5,479
            Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments

            Mercure Wellington Central City Hotel and Apartments

            130 Victoria Street, Wellington
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Te Aro, this hotel is steps from Cuba Street Mall and Wellington Central Business District. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington Waterfront are also within 10 minutes. Wellington Station is 18 minutes by foot.

              Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel ¥7,275
              Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

              Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

              70 Tory Street, Wellington
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Te Aro, this hotel is steps from Courtenay Place and Wellington Central Business District. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington Waterfront are also within 10 minutes. Wellington Station is 24 minutes by foot.

                Rydges Wellington ¥9,040
                Rydges Wellington

                Rydges Wellington

                75 Featherston St, Wellington
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Old Government Buildings, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Westpac Stadium are also within 15 minutes. Wellington Station is only a 3-minute walk.