A stylish and contemporary hotel ideally located by Wellington Harbour.

Voted ‘New Zealand’s Leading Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards 2016, the InterContinental offers superb service and a central location. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from attractions including the National Museum of New Zealand-Te Papa Tongarewa and the historic cable car which takes you up to Wellington Botanic Garden. Nature lovers won’t want to miss the chance to discover native wildlife such as the little spotted kiwi, takahe and Wellington green gecko at the tranquil Zealandia Ecosanctuary, which is just a ten-minute drive away.

The hotel’s facilities are exceptional and include Wellington’s largest indoor heated hotel pool which is set on the third floor so you can enjoy views over the city while you swim. Treat yourself to a signature experience – such as a healing thermal mud mask and massage – at the Moroccan-inspired spa. The award-winning Chamelon Restaurant serves beautifully presented cuisine made with the finest local produce and washed down with fine New Zealand wines and craft beers. There’s a choice of dishes from the farm, such as herb-crusted lamb rack; the sea, such as Chatham Island crayfish; or veggie favourites such as blue cheese risotto. There are also offers dedicated children’s and gluten-free menus. High Tea in the elegant Lobby Lounge is a sumptuous affair with three tiers of mouth-watering savoury and sweet treats such as avocado and bacon sliders, lemon cheesecake and chocolate popping candy lollipops.

The Standard Rooms are set across the 2nd to 4th floors and overlook the city. The newly refurbished Deluxe Rooms are set on the upper levels and offer extra space and a sitting area. Book a Club Room for fantastic views across the water as well as access to the new Club InterContinental Lounge, which serves a complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments, and evening drinks and canapes.

5 stars
Dec - Apr
25½ hours (not including stopover time)
Adjacent to the harbour, just a 5-minute walk from Lambton Quay’s shops, and 15 minutes from Courtenay Place’s lively restaurants and bars
Approx. 15 minutes from Wellington airport


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Restaurant, 2 bars

This hotel has wheelchair accessible rooms.

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