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Courtenay Place

Vacation Travel Guide
Courtenay Place featuring a bar and interior views as well as a small group of people

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.

Top Hotels Close to Courtenay Place

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,913 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of St Paul's Cathedral, Carter Observatory, and Te Papa (Museum of ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,115 reviews)
"New carpets and central location, near countdown"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Oaks Wellington Hotel
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
The price is ¥10,312 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Courtenay Place, Cuba Street Mall, and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand). ...
4.3/5Excellent! (405 reviews)
"Great venue, great location"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Oaks Wellington Hotel
Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is ¥14,570 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Old Government Buildings, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,076 reviews)
"A nice place to stay."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

Rydges Wellington
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Courtenay Place

West Plaza Hotel
West Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
The price is ¥7,984 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
West Plaza Hotel
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
The price is ¥9,913 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Oaks Wellington Hotel
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
The price is ¥10,312 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Oaks Wellington Hotel
Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is ¥14,570 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Rydges Wellington
Quest Wellington
Quest Wellington
4 out of 5
Quest Wellington 33 Hunter St, Wellington
The price is ¥8,575 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Quest Wellington
QT Wellington
QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
The price is ¥16,567 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
QT Wellington
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
4.5 out of 5
Corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street, 28 Grey Street, Wellington, NZ
The price is ¥11,961 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
Ramada by Wyndham Wellington Taranaki Street
Ramada by Wyndham Wellington Taranaki Street
3 out of 5
123 Taranaki Street, Wellington CBD, Wellington
The price is ¥11,377 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
Ramada by Wyndham Wellington Taranaki Street
Boulcott Suites
Boulcott Suites
5 out of 5
5 O'Reily Ave, Wellington
The price is ¥12,841 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Boulcott Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.