Kingsgate Hotel Wellington
24 Hawkestone Street, 24 Hawkestone St, Wellington City, New Zealand

Budget-friendly and well-positioned, this hotel sits within easy reach by foot of the city’s many historical and architectural gems, including St Pauls Cathedral, Wellington Parliament and the National Library. Unwind in cosy guest rooms with modest furnishings and large windows with views over the city skyline or Thorndon’s picturesque and historic architecture. The hotel offers an offsite fitness centre for a workout, and to complete the day a refreshing drink and tasty meal is found at the hotel’s Glasshouse Restaurant and Bar.

Why we recommend Kingsgate Hotel Wellington

  • Affordable and friendly
  • Onsite bar and restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Clean and comfortable
  • Centrally located

Attractions near Kingsgate Hotel Wellington

Walk with the dinosaurs

Take a 10-minute drive by bus, car or taxi from your hotel and you’ll find yourself stepping into the prehistoric Zealandia, a 225-hectare eco-attraction that’s home to some of New Zealand’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife. An 8.6-kilometre fence protects wildlife from predators and pests, creating a sanctuary for both endangered species and visitors looking for a peaceful escape.

There are kilometres of bush tracks to explore – 32 kilometres to be exact – plus an immersive exhibition and big-screen movie exploring the past 80 million years. Visit Zealandia by night for an experience of a different kind – the sounds and sights of the bush come alive on the night tour, and you’re likely to catch a glimpse of the prized spotted kiwi.

Visit the Botanic Gardens

Walk about 800 metres from your hotel and you’ll discover the Wellington Botanic Gardens, a 26-hectare expanse of manicured floral displays, exotic forests and a children’s play area.

Take a guided walk, stop in at the café or wander along the sculpture trail to see major works of some of New Zealand’s foremost sculptors. Walk down through the gardens to the city and catch a ride back up the hill on the Wellington Cable Car. This historic cable car has been transporting locals and visitors alike for more than a century. The Cable Car Museum and Carter Observatory are worth visiting at the top, or just admire the view.  

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