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Courtenay Place

Shop, wine and dine in this culinary hot spot on one of Wellington's most fashionable streets.

It is said that Wellington has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York City. “The Windy City” is renowned for its appreciation of fine dining, excellent cheap eats, specialty coffee, superb wine and craft beer. Courtenay Place is where you will find the heart of Wellington’s culinary culture. It is also the entertainment hub with bars, clubs, theatres and cinemas.

Explore the shops, historic buildings, cafés, restaurants and public art works on one of Wellington’s most historic streets. Originally an industrial area, today it is the centre of Wellington’s fashionable social life. Foodies will love the self-guided food tour. Begin with a coffee, where the coffee beans have been directly sourced from the growers and roasted on the premises. Try uniquely flavoured chocolates, freshly made ice cream, locally made cheeses, craft beer or New Zealand’s renowned manuka honey. Sample contemporary Māori cuisine or dance the night away in a funky bar.

Browse through elegant boutiques and specialty stores. A walk down Cuba Street, just off Courtenay Place, will take you through Wellington’s bohemian centre. Discover ethnic restaurants, secondhand bookstores, vintage stores and and hip cafés full of students and artists.

Courtenay Place has a thriving arts and culture scene. Over seven theatres and cinemas show classic and contemporary films, theatre shows and cultural performances. Check out the Embassy Theatre where Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings had its world premiere. Courtenay Place is also host to the biannual New Zealand International Arts Festival. 

Courtenay Place is located in the inner-city district of Te Aro and is the main street of the Courtenay Quarter. It is served by bus routes and is a short walk from Lambton Quay. On-street and garaged car parking is available.


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Lodging Near Courtenay Place

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$70
ibis Wellington

ibis Wellington

153 Featherston St, Wellington
4.0
of 5, from 473 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Wellington City and Sea and Wellington Cable Car. Old Government Buildings and Beehive are also within 10 minutes.

$105
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

147 The Terrace, Wellington
4.0
of 5, from 568 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Wellington hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Cable Car, Beehive, and Old Government Buildings. Civic Square and St Paul's Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

$152
QT Museum Wellington

QT Museum Wellington

90 Cable Street, Wellington
4.3
of 5, from 167 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Waitangi Park, Te Papa, and Courtenay Place. Civic Square and Cuba Street Mall are also within 15 minutes.

$76
Trinity Hotel Wellington

Trinity Hotel Wellington

166 Willis Street, Wellington
3.4
of 5, from 437 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Central Library and Civic Square. Cuba Street Mall and Wellington Cable Car are also within 10 minutes.

$110
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

100 Oriental Parade, Wellington
4.3
of 5, from 253 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waitangi Park, Te Papa, and Courtenay Place. Cuba Street Mall and Civic Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$79
West Plaza Hotel

West Plaza Hotel

110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
3.7
of 5, from 287 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Wellington Town Hall, Michael Fowler Centre, and Civic Square. City Gallery Wellington and City-to-Sea Bridge are also within 5 minutes.

$172
QT Museum Wellington Apartments

QT Museum Wellington Apartments

90 Cable Street, Wellington
4.5
of 5, from 68 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, this luxury hotel is steps from Waitangi Park and Te Papa. Courtenay Place and Civic Square are also within 10 minutes.

$114
Quality Hotel Wellington

Quality Hotel Wellington

223 Cuba Street, Wellington
4.2
of 5, from 139 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the center of Wellington, this family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bucket Fountain and Cuba Street Mall. Civic Square and Courtenay Place are also within 15 minutes.