Luxury hotel holiday The Intercontinental Wellington

The Intercontinental in Wellington is a large hotel that boasts modern, sophisticated interiors and excellent facilities. Situated next to Wellington's harbour and just a short walk from the museums, shops and botanical gardens, the hotel is in a convenient location from which to explore the city. The rooms are stylish and comfortable, and guests will enjoy the indulgent spa and wellness facilities as well. An excellent choice for a short stay as part of a longer touring holiday of New Zealand.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on room only
  • Scheduled flights with Air New Zealand or other airlines
  • Car hire for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the InterContinental, Wellington

The InterContinental in Wellington is a large, 5-star hotel with excellent facilities, in a good central location. Award-winning cuisine and excellent spa facilities alongside supremely comfortable accommodation make this an excellent base from which to explore the city.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Two minutes' walk from the waterfront with landmarks such as Shed 13 and the Wellington Museum

Closest airport Wellington

Hotel facilities and services

2 restaurants, Lounge, Heated indoor pool, Gym, Jacuzzi-spa, Sauna, Spa treatments, Internet connection.

Out and about nearby

Shopping, Tennis, Te Papa museum, Cable car, Botanical gardens, Queen's Wharf waterfront, Art gallery, Golf (8km).

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH429

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the InterContinental, Wellington

A stylish and contemporary hotel, the Intercontinental Wellington is the only internationally recognised five star hotel in the capital. Located adjacent to Wellington's harbour, the Intercontinental has the city's main shopping districts and botanical gardens on its doorstep, as well as a close proximity to the Events Centre and the Queen's Wharf waterfront. There are 231 rooms and 7 suites, many of which have views over the city. The hotel boasts two restaurants, the award-winning Chameleon Restaurant, serving contemporary New Zealand cuisine and the more informal Arizona Bar and Grill. The Emerge Health Club within the hotel has a large heated swimming pool, 24 hour gym, Jacuzzi-spa and sauna and spa treatments and massages can also be arranged. The hotel is a great base from which to explore the city of Wellington as many of the attractions are located close by. The Te Papa museum of New Zealand, City gallery and Parliament buildings are all within walking distance, as well as the harbour itself.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH429

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the InterContinental, Wellington

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Intercontinental in Wellington, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Auckland with Air New Zealand (flying time is 24 hrs). Auckland is served by a wide variety of international airlines and we can include other airlines in your holiday. The chosen airline will depend upon any stopovers you might want to make en-route to New Zealand. The Intercontinental is usually included as part of a tailormade touring itinerary of New Zealand and you can reach the hotel by hire-car although you will not need the car whilst in Wellington. Depending on your overall itinerary on the North Island, you may want to fly to Wellington from another New Zealand airport, and then have a private transfer to the hotel, or collect a hire-car.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH429

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the InterContinental, Wellington

About Wellington

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Wellington adds a taste of the cosmopolitan and diverse side of the country. Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is located on a picturesque harbour at the southern tip of the North Island. The city prides itself as a centre for culture and the arts and has a plethora of restaurants, cafes, nightlife and activities, as well as being home to the country’s parliament and national treasures. The city is nicknames ‘Windy Wellington’ and you don’t need to spend too long there to understand why.

Highlights of Wellington

A highlight of a visit to Wellington is undoubtedly Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand. This striking building dominates Wellington’s waterfront and has gained widespread acclaim for its innovation and approachability since opening in 1998. The museum has become the country’s pride and joy and is affectionately called ‘Our Place’ as it celebrates the essence of New Zealand and its people. Among Te Papa’s treasures is an extensive Maori collection and its own marae. Natural history, the environment, European settlement and many other things New Zealand are presented in impressive gallery spaces with a touch of interactive high tech. There are also changing exhibits of international art. A number of hands-on discovery centres can be found here, designed for children, as well as a shop, cafes, an upmarket restaurant and an auditorium – so make sure you allow ample time to explore. Another cultural highlight is the City Gallery which features various changing exhibits and has a reputation for challenging and innovative displays.

Cultural highlights of Wellington

Other sights to see in the city of Wellington include the tranquil 26-hectare Botanic Gardens (tel: 04 499 1400. Open sunrise to sunset), which are easily visited in conjunction with the cable car ride (see below). The large gardens contain native bush and other gardens, including the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, which has over 100 rose species. There is also a teahouse, visitors centre and the New Zealand headquarters of the World Wide Fund for Nature, with information and displays. You can access the gardens from the Glenmore St entrance. The Cable Car is a Wellington icon and a ‘must-do’ attraction. Running from an arcade off Lambton Quay, it runs up the hillside to Kelburn, overlooking the city. The service began in 1902 and the small, well-presented Cable Car Museum as the top terminus gives information on its history. Mount Victoria Lookout View panoramic sights of the city from the top of Mt Victoria, watch the Cook Strait ferries sail into the harbour and the planes go in and out of the airport. Just minutes from downtown Wellington but worlds apart – Karori Sanctuary, set around a picturesque reservoir, is a living ecosystem home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinary wildlife. The Sanctuary includes a fascinating indoors exhibition with big-screen movie and a selection of outdoor walks through beautiful native bush spotting species such as kākā - the playful forest parrot, tuatara – a relic from the time of the dinosaurs, takahē – only around 250 left today, saddleback, hihi, geckos and many more. Karori Sanctuary has activities for young and old and can keep you entertained anywhere from 2 hours to a whole day. Visit the Carter Observatory and take a virtual journey through space in Carter's new planetarium - a state-of-the-art full-dome digital theatre, then take your own steps through space as you walk through the world-class interactive multimedia space experience. Discover our Universe, along with some of New Zealand's most prestigious telescopes and astronomical artefacts.

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