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Courtenay Place
Holiday Travel Guide

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

It is said that Wellington has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York City. “The Windy City” is renowned for its appreciation of fine dining, excellent cheap eats, specialty coffee, superb wine and craft beer. Courtenay Place is where you will find the heart of Wellington’s culinary culture. It is also the entertainment hub with bars, clubs, theatres and cinemas.

Explore the shops, historic buildings, cafés, restaurants and public art works on one of Wellington’s most historic streets. Originally an industrial area, today it is the centre of Wellington’s fashionable social life. Foodies will love the self-guided food tour. Begin with a coffee, where the coffee beans have been directly sourced from the growers and roasted on the premises. Try uniquely flavoured chocolates, freshly made ice cream, locally made cheeses, craft beer or New Zealand’s renowned manuka honey. Sample contemporary Māori cuisine or dance the night away in a funky bar.

Browse through elegant boutiques and specialty stores. A walk down Cuba Street, just off Courtenay Place, will take you through Wellington’s bohemian centre. Discover ethnic restaurants, secondhand bookstores, vintage stores and and hip cafés full of students and artists.

Courtenay Place has a thriving arts and culture scene. Over seven theatres and cinemas show classic and contemporary films, theatre shows and cultural performances. Check out the Embassy Theatre where Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings had its world premiere. Courtenay Place is also host to the biannual New Zealand International Arts Festival.

Courtenay Place is located in the inner-city district of Te Aro and is the main street of the Courtenay Quarter. It is served by bus routes and is a short walk from Lambton Quay. On-street and garaged car parking is available.

239 Cheap Hotels Near Courtenay Place

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$128 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.

This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of St Paul's Cathedral, Carter Observatory and Te Papa (Museum of ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,119 reviews)

"The room I had was very dated but the bed was comfy and the staff were excellent and location is fantastic."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2021

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$178 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.

Located in the heart of Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps away from Old Government Buildings, Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,135 reviews)

"Picked the towels and amenities option rather than a full service which was a great idea. Any issues got dealt with quickly by the staff, didn’t use the amenities but the location was good for work accessibility. Noisy at night which I suppose is to be expected in the middle of the city."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2021

Rydges Wellington
Oaks Wellington Hotel
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
The price is NZ$149 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.

Located in Te Aro, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Courtenay Place, Cuba Street Mall and Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand). Michael Fowler Centre ...

4.4/5Excellent! (318 reviews)

"Very clean comfy rooms. Great shower. Good bed. Nice cotton sheets. Air conditioning"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2021

Oaks Wellington Hotel
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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
The price is NZ$128 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is NZ$178 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
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Oaks Wellington Hotel
Oaks Wellington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
The price is NZ$149 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.
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QT Wellington
QT Wellington
5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
The price is NZ$239 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
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Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
4 out of 5
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
The price is NZ$142 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
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Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel
Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel
4 out of 5
70 Tory Street, Wellington
The price is NZ$149 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
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West Plaza Hotel
West Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
The price is NZ$114 per night from 28 Mar. to 29 Mar.
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ibis Wellington
ibis Wellington
3.5 out of 5
153 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is NZ$119 per night from 12 Mar. to 13 Mar.
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InterContinental Wellington
InterContinental Wellington
5 out of 5
2 Grey Street, Wellington
The price is NZ$203 per night from 21 Mar. to 22 Mar.
InterContinental Wellington
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