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One of the great features of Wellington is its compact nature. There is a diverse range of things to see and do without having to travel very far. Basing yourself in a central location such as ours in Mt Victoria, certainly helps - especially if you are here on a short visit. Below are some of the the attractions you can get to within a 5 to 35 minute walk from our front door.

Courtenay Place
Great selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, theatres & shops literally crammed within the span of one city block.
~5 mins walk

Central Business District
Amongst the corporate office blocks, Willis St and Lambton Quay constitute the main shopping thoroughfare of downtown Wellington.
~20 mins walk

Cable Car & Botanic Gardens
Catch the Cable Car on Lambton Quay to get to the top of the Botanic Gardens featuring impressive displays of tulips in spring and roses in summer.
~25 mins walk

Parliament Buildings
For an insight into the workings of our seat of Government, take a tour of Parliament House.
~35 mins walk
Te Papa Tongarewa
Sitting on the harbourfront, New Zealand's national museum is an ecclectic celebration of New Zealand culture, history and art.
~10 mins walk

Oriental Bay
Starting from Waitangi Park, the pedestrian friendly waterfront promenade of Oriental Parade boasts great views of city and sea and our own urban beach.
~15 mins walk

Civic Square
The civic centre of the city, this grand piazza is home to the City Art Gallery, Town Hall, Library and iconic sculptures.
~20 mins walk

Queens Wharf
Enjoy waterfront dining, Frank Kitts Park, catch the cross-harbour ferry, rent kayaks or even charter a helicopter!
~22 mins walk
Parks and Walking Tracks
The Greenbelt offers fresh air, fine views, energetic walks and mountain bike trails through bush and park on tracks leading up to the summit of Mt Victoria.
~3 mins walk

Mt Victoria Lookout
Spectacular vantage point on the summit affording superb views of the city, harbour and the mountain ranges beyond. A must see in order to appreciate the geography of Wellington. For the less energetic, it is also reachable by car or bus.
~20 mins (uphill) walk

Lord of the RIngs Film Locations
Various spots along the walking tracks that lead to the summit of Mt Victoria were used in the filming of key scenes in The Lord of the Rings movies.
~10 -15 mins walk