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The capital city with its unique beehive shaped parliament has plenty to keep you interested.
Known as the cultural capital, the city abounds with theatres, museums and galleries. Don’t miss the National Museum, Te Papa. Ride the quaint cable car for a view of the city or take an excursion up Mt. Victoria to experience the bracing Wellington “breeze” straight from the Antarctic! And the views. Try not to miss the incredible vista from the top of Wright’s Hill either.
Wellington is home to the world renowned Weta Worksop, involved in the production and special effects for many blockbuster movies. Be sure to visit the Weta Cave and take in their theatre too where you can see what goes on!
The Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary is an amazing illustration of how the native flora and fauna can be restored to, and thrive in, an almost urban setting.
In the north of the region lies the coastal Queen Elizabeth Park with its tramway museum and the golden beaches of the Kapiti Coast. Excursions are available to Kapiti Island too.
Prices from $145 to $250
Rural Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, -25km from Wellington CBD
Angie’s Rural Retreat is a lovely 2-bedroom cottage on a 10acre lifestyle block (hobby farm)
Nestled in a quiet valley with a creek dividing the paddocks, you can hear the sound of birds and spot the odd eel. We keep a dog, chickens, sheep, and donkeys. No cows. However, if you go for a walk up the valley, you will see horses, goats and yes cows at times ;-)
The cottage has been renovated recently and looks tidy. It is fully set up with your own bathroom, kitchen, open lounge and covered patio area and 2 bedrooms.
TV with Freeview and DVD, WIFI, washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board and a dishwasher, BBQ outside and plenty of parking available. You can bring the trailer too.
We welcome travellers from all around the world including well behaved children. However, kids under 14 need to be supervised at all times. We have electric fences around the paddocks, creek and pool. Please check with us first before you enter any area with animals, touch or feed them, to ensure the safety of everyone including the animals.
We love our spot. It’s close enough to explore the coolest capital.
And a bit closer to home we have many amazing tracks to walk or ride on for all fitness level.
The Brookfield Scout camp is just up the road. The Rimutaka Forest Park with the wild kiwis is worth a visit as well as the rugged coast to name just a few. We have plenty of brochures and information in the cottage to tell you more.
Prices from $280
Waikanae foothills, just minutes from the Village & restaruants
Set on 2 and half acres in the Waikanae foothills, This exquisite accommodation has breath taking views over to Kapiti Island.
The Villa has two guest rooms each with King beds (which can split to two singles). Each bedroom has its own ensuite including the main one which has a stylish claw-foot French bath-tub with majestic views . Fully equipped, delightful country kitchen means you can self cater.
Eastbourne and Bays
Drive times: Wellington 25 mins, Petone 10 mins, Eastbourne 7 mins
Be one of the lucky guests to enjoy this lovely, spacious two-bedroom accommodation, nestled into the bush in York Bay, Wellington. Wonderful harbour views looking across to the city can be seen from your own deck and both rooms. Relax and listen to the sounds of the abundant birdlife, enjoy great sunsets and the beautiful city lights at night.
The studio has a king bed, two couches table & chairs for 4 people, large TV, DVD & CD players. The second bedroom has a queen bed, small table and 2 chairs, TV & built-in DVD player. There is free WiFi a range of books, CD’s and movies for you to enjoy. Continental breakfast is optional for an extra cost and we offer an airport pickup at an extra charge.
We only take one booking at a time, so the separate bathroom is only shared by members of your party. The accommodation is on the lower level of our home so there may be some footfall noise from above and separate access is available via steep steps on the side of the house. There is plenty of free parking on the road.
In summer you can share the use of our solar heated swimming pool or it’s a short stroll down the hill to swim in the sea. For the adventurous there are bush walking tracks within the bay, or you can walk for longer distances to the cafes in Days Bay. Hire one of our mountain bikes (2 available) and there are many rides of varying distances all beautiful. It's 5 minutes drive to cafes and restaurants in Eastbourne, 10 to Petone and 25 to Wellington City.