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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.

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1 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

4 stars
4.6 / 5 205 reviews

147 The Terrace Map

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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

Service above & beyond
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From US$55

2 Travelodge Wellington

4 stars
4.5 / 5 425 reviews

Corner Boulcott Street & Gilmer Terrace Map

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Travellers visiting the New Zealand capital find suitable base at the spacious accommodations and central location of Travelodge Hotel Wellington. Holidaymakers at this stylish property in... More

Great central location.
More than three months after our reservation was made, we phoned Travelodge Wellington and mentioned that we were guests who didnt mind heights - would prefer an upper floor. On arrival we were...
4 Jun 2015
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3 Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

5 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

118 Wakefield Street Map

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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
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4 Museum Art Hotel Apartments

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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...
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5 Base Wellington

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

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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
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6 Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel

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4.3 / 5 36 reviews

70 Tory Street Map

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Great Location
Over for my daughters graduation. Fantastic location easy access and a supermarket opposite. Easy to get food for the children.Hotel room was well equipped for family living. Overall a great choice.
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7 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.
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8 Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

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1 Bunny Street Map

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Great Location
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9 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
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10 Trinity Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 207 reviews

166 Willis Street Map

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Savvy travellers looking for comfortable accommodations within convenient distance from corporate hubs and local must-see sites in the New Zealand capital find ideal base in the inviting and... More

Fantastic Location
A great location very handy to everything in the city. Very quiet and comfortable. Just an overnight stay but met all my requirements. Hotel staff extremely helpful and courteous.
2 Jul 2015
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