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Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city is situated at the bottom of the North Island. The beautiful curved harbour is surrounded by hillsides dotted with houses and elegant high-rises. The 'Harbour City' or 'Wellywood' as it has come to be known, has reinvented itself to become New Zealand's entertainment and cultural capital and the fastest-growing weekend destination in the country.

The Waterfront and Courtney Place have one the best bar, cafe, and restaurant scenes in the country. Locals and visitors alike are spoilt for choice with galleries, theatres, sports and shops all within walking distance.

The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is located between the leading retail district of Lambton Quay and business hub of The Terrace. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor offers incomparable ease of getting around Wellington City.


Driving Directions: From State Highway 1 take the Terrace off-ramp which leads straight onto the Hotel forecourt.

From the railway station:
Buses depart regularly from the bus station, adjacent to the railway station, and pass the Hotel on Lambton Quay (second stop). Alternatively, you can take a short 8-10 minute walk down Featherston Street to our lifts in the arcade at 249 Lambton Quay.

Public Transport from the airport:
Bus: metlink- Airport Flyer
Cost: From $6.00
Time: 15-25 minutes depending on traffic

Shuttle: Airport Shuttles
Cost: $20.00-$30.00
Time: 15-25 minutes

Taxi: Wellington Combined Taxis
Cost approx $40.00
Time: approx 15 minutes

To the South Island:
Wellington is the gateway to the South Island and regular ferries depart daily from the city to Picton. Find out more details about timetables as well as seasonal prices for the Interislander and Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries.

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147 The Terrace Wellington New Zealand
+64 (4) 499 9500
+64 (4) 499 9800
1800 75 33 79 (1800 SLEEPY)
0800 27 53 37 (0800 2 SLEEP)
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