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Offline The Doctor

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Places to see and stay in Wellington.
« on: 20 Apr 11, 05:18:pm »
I'm planning a trip down to Wellington sometime in Mid June, early July
so I was hoping if some of the locals/people that's been to wellington before
who can tell me of some affordable hotels/back packers to stay for a couple of nights...

ALSO some reasonibly priced attractions...I'm planning on doing a LOTR Tour around wellington
but it'd be nice to know of some other attractions and scenic points and so forth-
For someone that's never been to wellington before.

Thanks  :D
« Last Edit: 20 Apr 11, 05:31:pm by The Doctor »
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Re: Places to see and stay in Wellington.
« Reply #1 on: 20 Apr 11, 06:57:pm »
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Re: Places to see and stay in Wellington.
« Reply #2 on: 20 Apr 11, 07:17:pm »
Comfort Hotel in Cuba St (great location) is about as cheap a hotel as you can get in Wellington. Basic, no-frills, clean rooms. You can often get rooms for under $90 per night.

http://www.hotelwellington.co.nz/
 

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Re: Places to see and stay in Wellington.
« Reply #3 on: 20 Apr 11, 09:45:pm »
Comfort Hotel is good but remember to ask for a quiet room away from the street.  Friends stayed there for the Au Contraire SF convention in 2010.  The hotel is in Cuba Street not far from Fidels Cafe, a great fish / fish and chip shop, pizza outlets (both Hell's Pizzas and Heaven Pizzeria), bars, Midnight Espresso cafe, S&M's Cocktail (gay) Bar, San Francisco Bath House (which is a bar and music venue) and other music venues.  

Because Wellington is small you can easily walk to Te Papa on the waterfront, Club Ivy in Dixon street, The Opera House in Manners Street, and even to Mt Victoria to see where the hobbits hid.  To visit Weta Workshop you can either go on a LOTR tour, or just get a Miramar bus and walk the short distance from the last stop.  You should check out what's on at local theatres too.

www.eventfinder.co.nz

Maybe you could catch some Gilbert & Sullivan at the Opera House
http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2011/jun/wellington/trial-by-jury-hms-pinafore
« Last Edit: 20 Apr 11, 09:51:pm by Fred »

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Re: Places to see and stay in Wellington.
« Reply #4 on: 21 Apr 11, 12:02:pm »
Try a backpackers they really are your cheapest option.
Dorms can be a bit fullon.
But single rooms can go from about $40 without an ensuite to $90 with.
I stay at Wellywood because it's right in the centre of the city.

http://wellywoodbackpackers.co.nz/

but there are plenty of others like

http://www.stayatbase.com/base-backpackers-wellington-hostel/

google, backpackers wellington
You'll get a list of places and maps to have a look at
It's best to stay not far from Courtney Place as it is close to buses and trains and most entertainment spots.

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Re: Places to see and stay in Wellington.
« Reply #5 on: 21 Apr 11, 08:40:pm »
and for transport get a daypass.. all the yellow buses you can catch for $9
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