Things to Do in Wellington
Wellington - The Middle of Middle Earth
Wellington City has entertainment choices galore!
Wellington or perhaps more appropriately 'Wellywood' is a NZ city where movie making comes to life. Wellington's film making hub plays a lead role in many of Peter Jackson's Oscar winning movies. The Hobbit is just the latest world renowned movie to be produced out of the capital city. Visit the eastern suburb of Miramar, home to Roxy Cinema, Stone Street Studios and the award winning Weta Workshop and get to know our world class screen industry for yourself.
Watch the opera or ballet, take in a play, see a comedy at Bats, view a movie at the beautifully restored Embassy (venue of The Lord of the Rings, King Kong and The Hobbit world premieres). These options are all neighbours to your Wellington hotel accommodation - Distinction Wellington.
Major art galleries and New Zealand's national museum - Te Papa are close by. Outdoor activities range from enjoying the late afternoon sun on the golden sands of Oriental Bay to walking through the gorgeous Botanic Gardens or up Mount Victoria.
From trendy cafes and coffee houses, to a variety of ethnic eateries and gourmet restaurants, there are plenty of opportunities nearby to dine, chat and relax in whatever style takes your fancy.
We're also close to a great range of top Wellington restaurants, including
- Lone Star Restaurant - New Zealand classic cuisine
- Osteria Del Toro - Mediterranean/European cuisine
- Red Ginger - Creative Asian cuisine
- Chow - Asian Fusion cuisine
- Grand Century - Chinese cuisine
- Plus we're only a few minutes walk from Courtenay Place, which is lined with a wonderful range of restaurants and bars
Cafes close to our Wellington hotel:
- Joe's Garage
- Caffee L'affare
- Kaffee Eis
Click here for more information on your Wellington hotel accommodation options at Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel.