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Discover things to see and do in Thorndon as you venture to popular sights like St Paul's Cathedral.

Top Hotels in Thorndon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
3.5 out of 5
24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington
¥6,299
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17

This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Old St Paul's and Beehive. Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,947 reviews)

"Walking distance to town and local attractions.. Nice restaurant and bar.. great food"…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

The Thorndon Hotel Wellington by Rydges
Stay at St Pauls
Stay at St Pauls
3.5 out of 5
37 Pipitea Street, Wellington
¥7,205
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Located in Thorndon, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Archives New Zealand, Old St Paul's, and St Paul's Cathedral. Old Government Buildings ...

3.8/5Good! (249 reviews)

"Easy to find, certainly handy to downtown and was, and once repairs/renovations(?) complete I am sure a lot easier to access."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Stay at St Pauls
The Dwellington - Hostel
The Dwellington - Hostel
3 out of 5
8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington
¥6,057
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Located in Thorndon, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, Old St Paul's, and Parliament House. Wellington Cable Car (Lambton ...

4.2/5Very Good! (161 reviews)

"Great hostel. Very clean. Excellent bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Terrific staff. Easy to find from the motorway. Parking is a bit difficult but not much can be done about that there's just no more room. Only niggle - would have liked a desk or table in the room for laptop."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

The Dwellington - Hostel
Acorns Wellington Apartment
Acorns Wellington Apartment
4.5 out of 5
17A Barton Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington

Located in Thorndon, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ascot Street, Botanic Gardens, and Wellington Central Business District. Beehive ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)

"I come to Wellington regularly and this is definitely my favourite place to stay so far. It is centrally located, easy access to the city, has everything you could need in an apartment and was warm and well looked after."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Acorns Wellington Apartment
Rydges Wellington Airport
Rydges Wellington Airport
4 out of 5
28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington
¥8,683
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

Situated in Wellington, this luxury hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Weta Cave and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Wellington Zoo. Mount Victoria Lookout and Courtenay Place ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (357 reviews)

"Very convenient and no noise from the planes. Helpful staffs."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

Rydges Wellington Airport
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
4 out of 5
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
¥9,725
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2

Located in Oriental Bay, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oriental Parade, Wellington Central Business District, and Wellington Waterfront. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,991 reviews)

"I would’ve liked a room with a better view and maybe some different food options."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

Popular things to do in Thorndon

St Paul's Cathedral
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St Paul's Cathedral

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Built over nearly half a century, this earthquake-proof cathedral is filled with stunning works of art and is among the most sacred sites in Wellington.

National Library
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National Library

See the vast collection of books and use the interactive exhibits to learn about a young nation’s history at New Zealand’s most important library.

Te Papa
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Te Papa

5/5(144 reviews)

See, smell and touch the exhibits at New Zealand’s hi-tech and interactive free national museum.

Courtenay Place
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Courtenay Place

4/5(54 reviews)

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

Cuba Street Mall
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Cuba Street Mall

4/5(114 reviews)

Enjoy artisan coffees, sample specialty foods, browse through vintage shops or hunt for retro bargains in Wellington's bohemian heart.

Wellington Zoo
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Wellington Zoo

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Spend some quality time with big cats, giraffes, red pandas and white-cheeked gibbons at New Zealand’s oldest zoo.

Top activities in Thorndon

Wellington Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
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Wellington Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

¥3,125

A great guided tour and Wellington’s 10 best hop-off stops Hop on board one of our minibuses and traverse Wellington’s winding streets on our intimate and informative 90min guided Tour.

Weta Cave Workshop Tour: There & Back Again
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour: There & Back Again

¥4,722

Enter the exciting world of filmmaking with this immersive, behind-the-scenes look at New Zealand's Weta Workshop. You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore the Weta Cave Workshop Tour.

Lord of the Rings Tour
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Lord of the Rings Tour

¥7,638

Lord of the Rings fans unite on this tour of the sprawling New Zealand countryside, where the majority of the famous movie series was filmed. Visit locations you remember from the movies, explore the stunning natural environment, and learn secrets of how the films' epic scenes came to be.

The Full Experience: Weta Workshop There and Back Again
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The Full Experience: Weta Workshop There and Back Again

¥6,110

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours! You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore the Weta Cave Workshop Tour and the Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go.

Wellington Adrenalin Forest Adventure Park
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Wellington Adrenalin Forest Adventure Park

¥3,125

Unleash your inner ninja and relive your recess days by zipping, jumping, and swinging through the lush tree canopy of the Bay of Plenty. The 6 unique courses offer the perfect opportunity for you to navigate past thrilling obstacles between the trees, on bridges, wires, and extensive ziplines.

Self Guided Martinborough Wineries Bike Tour
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Self Guided Martinborough Wineries Bike Tour

¥6,007

Martinborough is a beautiful wee town with loads of eateries and drinkeries to visit. Join the teams of no lycra cyclists on the streets of Martinborough. Spend a day pedaling at your leisure between award winning vineyards, meandering along country roads and exploring this quaint wine village.

Other neighborhoods in Wellington

Te Aro
Courtenay Place featuring a bar and interior views as well as a small group of people

Te Aro

Known for Friendly People, Theaters, Walking

4.5/5(131 reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Te Aro is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Cuba Street Mall and Courtenay Place.

Oriental Bay
Oriental Bay Beach which includes a small town or village and a house

Oriental Bay

4.5/5(13 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Oriental Bay, Oriental Parade and Embassy Theatre are top sights worth seeing.

Aro Valley
Wellington showing heritage architecture and street scenes

Aro Valley

Known for Friendly People, Walking, Dining

3.5/5(10 reviews)

Restaurants and shopping are some things travelers note about Aro Valley. Check out Cuba Street Mall or Carter Observatory while you're familiarizing yourself with the larger area.

Karori
Zealandia showing interior views as well as a large group of people

Karori

While Karori isn't home to many top sights, Zealandia and Botanic Gardens are some notable places to visit nearby.

Houghton Bay
Sunrise looking out over the south coast, on The Esplanade, Island Bay.
trover photo by Genevieve Lacombe

Houghton Bay

Known for Beaches

Travelers like the beaches in Houghton Bay, and Princess Bay is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Korokoro
Korokoro Waterfall
trover photo by Paul Billaney

Korokoro

While Korokoro might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Petone Foreshore and Dowse Art Museum.