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Kilbirnie is a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, that is situated about three kilometres from the city centre. Kilbirnie, which is named for a town in Scotland, has enjoyed a recent renaissance. Its proximity to the city centre of Wellington, as well as the airport, has made it a popular residential and important commercial area. Once an area inhabited by Aboriginals, Kilbirnie was settled by Europeans in the 19th century. Now it is largely a quiet, residential suburb with plenty of shopping and restaurants that make the perfect getaway from the city.

  • Get transported from Wellington to the depths of outer space on a visit to the Carter Observatory in Kilbirnie, where you can look through a 144-year-old telescope or see an exciting show in the planetarium.
  • Take a trip to see Glengarnock Castle near Kilbirnie in Wellington, one of the fortifications of Ayrshire built in the 15th century.
  • Fish, water ski, or play rugby at the Kilbirnie Loch, or just walk around the area and enjoy beautiful environment.

You can get to Kilbirnie from Wellington or the Wellington International Airport very easily using public transportation or private car. From the airport you will find direct bus transfers to Kilbirnie and the surrounding suburbs. You can also catch buses from the main bus terminal in Wellington, and there are several routes that pass through Kilbirnie. Once there, the suburb is small enough to navigate on bicycle, although the best way to see the area is to hire a car in Wellington. This will allow further exploration of the beautiful nature and coastline surrounding Kilbirnie.

Hotels in Kilbirnie

Recommended hotels

From US$89

1 Brentwood Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 34 reviews

16-20 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie Map

Brentwood Hotel Wellington (The) invites discerning travellers to classic lodge-type accommodations ideally set near attractions in the New Zealand capital. Holidaymakers in Wellington tour around... More

Excellent service
Great location. Excellent service. The rooms were clean but should have got free wifi
24 Mar 2015
From US$87

2 Wellington 747 Motel

3 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

80 Kilbirnie Cres Map

Set near popular tourist points and must-see attractions, 747 Motel Wellington makes for a convenient starting point for vacationers visiting the New Zealand capital. While on a Wellington holiday,... More

Short Stay in New Zealand
We were disappointed by our experience. When we arrived, the bed hadn't been changed and there were bread crumbs on the bench-top. The loo didn't smell or appear clean and the towels were...
30 Dec 2014
From US$159

3 Museum Art Hotel Apartments

5 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

90-A Cable Street Map

With tasteful accommodations and private collection of original, contemporary art set in a central location, Museum Art Hotel Apartments Wellington makes for an ideal retreat for urbane travellers... More

Just one small thing
We arrived quite early and were allocated a room upgrade so we were in our room very Quickly. I had just come from a hospital after a procedure that the Specialist had said that he would like me...
16 Feb 2015
From US$101

4 Airport Motor Lodge

4 stars
4.4 / 5 31 reviews

Cnr Broadway & Hobart Street Map

Airport Motor Lodge welcomes travellers with comfortable accommodations with easy access to the international airport and within convenient distance of must-visit attractions in the vibrant New... More

Conveniently Located
Great location within walking distance of the Wellington Airport. Two minute drive from a few small villages in the surrounding area with nice little cafes and shops. The motel was being looked...
3 Nov 2015
From US$19

5 Base Wellington

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

21-23 Cambridge Terrace Map

With its comfortable accommodations and ideal location in the heart of Wellington, Base Wellington Backpackers Hostel makes for a suitable base for backpackers exploring this part of New Zealand.... More

Room OK, Admin not
Room was fine and cheap. Location was perfect for what we were after. Admin and check-in/check-out experience was not good. Initially gave us wrong room and then when we checked out tried to say we...
16 Feb 2014
From US$92

6 Copthorne Oriental Bay Hotel Wellington

4 stars
4.7 / 5 55 reviews

100 Oriental Parade Map

Business centre & secretarial services, plus conference facilities are available for the business travellers. Leisure guests can arrange sightseeing via Reception, enjoy the hotel's small indoor... More

Great work trip
all good for a work trip. very nice staff.all good for a work trip. very nice staff.all good for a work trip. very nice staff.all good for a work trip. very nice staff.
5 Oct 2015
From US$19

7 The Setup Accommodation on Dixon

3 stars
3.4 / 5 5 reviews

Level 3/15, Dixon Street Map

The Setup Accommodation on Dixon offers comfortable and cosy accommodations while in the New Zealand capital for a business trip or recreational holiday. This Wellington hotel is within close... More

One night stay
It was great for a one nights stay place to crash at after a late night out with friends as it is central. Only down fall was that rates to go booking didn't specify that my room booked was with a...
16 Sep 2015
From US$16

8 The Cambridge Hotel

2 stars
4.0 / 5 21 reviews

28 Cambridge Terrace Map

Offering comfortable and affordable accommodations housed in a heritage building, The Cambridge Hotel Wellington makes for a suitable base in the heart of Wellington. While on a New Zealand... More

Awesome weekend getaway
The hotel was pretty good. It was really close to most of the necesseties. Room was nice and comfy. Although a bit noisy. So, my complete stay was just ok. But, I won't mind staying there again. It...
18 Oct 2015
From US$127

9 Museum Hotel Wellington

4 stars
4.5 / 5 43 reviews

90 Cable Street Map

With tasteful accommodations and private collection of original, contemporary art set in a central location, Museum Hotel Wellington makes for an ideal retreat for urbane travellers while in the... More

Nice Holiday
The hotel was good clean very good location , friendly staff easy and fast check in and out. close to Te Papa museum .
6 Apr 2015
From US$108

10 Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 38 reviews

70 Tory Street Map


Set in an enviable central location, Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel makes for a convenient starting point for travellers visiting the New Zealand capital . Apart from watching concerts... More

Will stay here again for sure!
Very happy that we chose this hotel. It is small, very comfortable and a wonderful location. The staff were super friendly also and helped make our stay easy and hassle-free. Our room was cosy,...
13 Jul 2015
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