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Te Papa Museum

There is no better place to explore an immersive and entertaining collection of New Zealand’s national treasures, history, and culture than at this all-encompassing museum. Discover everything from tribal sculptures to modern paintings and traditional items for hunting and gathering. Go beyond the farthest limits of your imagination by discovering new and fascinating species of animal and plant life that have evolved around the New Zealand region. Te Papa Museum is surely one of those urban gems that sets Wellington aside as one of the coolest capitals in the world.

  • Mountains to Sea: Plunge into a wild safari through the deepest waters and across the highest peaks of New Zealand to encounter over 2500 native animals and plants, including whales, kea and kaka.
  • Mana Whenua explores New Zealand’s Maori heritage through accounts of ancestral voyages, waiata songs and narratives and replicas of traditional dwellings, all at the Te Papa museum in Wellington.
  • Discover an unfamiliar and tantalizing world while in Wellington, through the history of New Zealand’s art in a collection that moves from traditional tribal art through classic movements and into a cornucopia of modern creations.

Te Papa Museum is a popular attraction among tourists as well as locals, which places it right in the middle of the Wellington action and readily accessible by public transportation. From its central location downtown, the museum looks out over the Lambton Harbour, across from Waitangi Park. You can take bus route 24 and get off at Te Papa Museum stop, directly across from the complex. There are a few other bus stations scattered in the blocks between Oriental Parade and Taranaki Street, so it is an easy walk to the museum past downtown cafes, galleries and shops.

Hotels in Te Papa Museum

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From US$187

1 InterContinental WELLINGTON

5 stars
4.6 / 5 15 reviews

2 Grey Street Map

InterContinental Hotel Wellington welcomes discerning travellers in the capital of New Zealand with understated elegance and plush accommodations in a central location. This luxurious Wellington... More

From US$15

2 Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

5 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

118 Wakefield Street Map

Advance Purchase - Save 25%

With comfortable and value-for-money accommodations in a downtown location, Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington makes for a fitting base for travellers in an adventure in the New Zealand capital.... More

Awesome place to stay
Having never stayed in a backpackers before I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and tidy everything was! I have stayed in hotels that weren't as good! The beds were clean and comfortable, the...
10 Oct 2014
From US$128

3 Bolton Hotel

5 stars
4.7 / 5 19 reviews

12 Bolton Street Map


Bolton Hotel Wellington features modern and top-class accommodations set in the heart of the New Zealand capital. The luxury hotel in Wellington places visitors close to the shops at Lambton Quay,... More

Gallipoli Exhibitions Stay
Really nice stay. Upgraded for very reasonable price. Winter Warmer Taster platter was very welcome. We really enjoyed ourselves!
10 Sep 2015
From US$16

4 The Cambridge Hotel

2 stars
4.0 / 5 20 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

A Great Pub Experience in Wellington, NZ
The location was perfect - just round the corner from dozens of restaurants and the local and airport buses. The room was one of the best in a pub, including ensuite, TV, tea and coffee. The hotel...
22 Mar 2015
From US$110

5 Rydges Wellington

4 stars
4.4 / 5 73 reviews

75 Featherston Street Map

FREE Wifi!

Conveniently set in downtown Wellington, Rydges Hotel Wellington makes for a suitable starting point for business and leisure travellers exploring the capital city of New Zealand. For sightseeing,... More

Great location
Comfortable room. Handy location. Reception staff very friendly. Shower over bath needs updating . Otherwise very satisfactory.
3 Oct 2015
From US$66

6 Wellesley Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 21 reviews

2-8 Maginnity Street Map

Wellesley Boutique Hotel Wellington welcomes sophisticated travellers to elegant 1900s-built accommodations set conveniently in the business precinct of Wellington. Tourists at this stylish hotel... More

Wellesley charm
Lovely hotel in the heart of Wellington. Loved the old world charm but with real comfort and style, especially loved the old lift. Great bathroom and comfy bed.
10 Jun 2015
From US$15

7 Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

1 Bunny Street Map

Travellers looking to discover the wonders of Wellington find comfortable accommodations and central location at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers. Housed in a historic building, this budget-friendly... More

Great Location
The double ensuite room was absolutely fabulous and we were surprised when it was serviced daily. the tea and coffee amenities were refreshed daily as were the towels which was unexpected also. The...
13 Apr 2015
From US$85

8 Astelia Apartment Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 25 reviews

156 Willis Street Map

Includes Internet & Daily Room Servicing

Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Astelia Apartment Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralThe Astelia Apartment Hotel offers well-equipped meeting room that can... More

Family Trip
We booked three rooms in which one room was for three people. there was no bed set up for the extra person . I was told there were no spare roll away beds . They were going to put bedding in our...
5 Oct 2015
From US$99

9 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

4 stars
4.6 / 5 208 reviews

147 The Terrace Map

Stay 5+ nights save 15%

Whether for a business stay or a pleasure getaway, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Wellington with its friendly hospitality, modern conveniences and superior service will make your holiday a... More

great location
This hotel locates in the heart of Wellington and close to everything. Small rooms but still comfortable. As it's not a big hotel it doesn't have things like gym or swiming pool. No parking in the...
17 Sep 2015
From US$19

10 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
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