INTERCONTINENTAL WELLINGTON OVERNIGHT RATE FROM $310 (KING DELUXE ROOM)
Retail lovers rejoice, you only have to walk minutes from Lambton Quay or Cuba St and you’ll find plenty of room to spread out those shopping bags in your King Deluxe Room at the InterContinental. The handy harbourside location puts you in easy reach of Queen’s Wharf and Te Papa. Take the iconic Wellington cable car up to the Botanic Garden then return for high tea in the Lobby Lounge. If you’ve got more energy to burn, head for the Zealandia Wildlife Reserve and if you take the dusk tour you may even spot the nocturnal kiwi. The hotel’s Emerge Health Club delivers a fully equipped gym, hot tub, sauna and Wellington’s largest indoor heated pool as well as a Moroccan-inspired spa. Don’t have dinner plans yet? Book a table at the one-hatted Chameleon, also on-site.