Main Attractions

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Interislander is a road and rail ferry service across New Zealand's Cook Strait, between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island. It is owned and operated by state-owned rail operator KiwiRail.

Bluebridge ferry

Cross Cook Strait on a Bluebridge Ferry and enjoy real Kiwi hospitality.

On board you'll find a full cafe-style menu. And if you can take your eyes off the views, kick back with free movies, free WIFI and free activities for the kids.

The Beehive

The Beehive is the common name for the iconic Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, located at the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Westpac Stadium

The stadium is a multi-purpose facility, though used mainly for sporting events. It is the home of the Wellington Lions Mitre 10 Cup rugby team and the Hurricanes Super Rugby team. The stadium also hosts the Wellington Sevens, one of the events in the annual World Rugby Sevens Series for national rugby sevens teams. Westpac Stadium regularly serves as a home venue for All Blacks rugby matches.

Bay Plaza Hotel

Just a short drive to the airport, rail and ferry terminals, a few steps away from the city centre and just across the stunning Oriental Bay Parade, the most famous bays of Wellington.

West Plaza Hotel

A short walk from the city's main bus and taxi terminuses. Plus it's a short stroll, bus or taxi ride to any destination in Wellington city.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa is New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative and fun. The worldclass exhibitions and rides are interdisciplinary and interactive, making it a vibrant part of Wellington life and a top attraction in New Zealand.

Wellington Cable Car

Opened in 1902, the country's only running cable car offers panoramic city views & a history museum.

TSB Arena

The TSB Bank Auditorium (Shed 6) is designed to give you control: host a concert in the entire space, or use the soundproof dividers to split it into four self-contained spaces perfect for conference rooms, meetings, social functions and product launches.

City Gallery Wellington

Vibrant gallery with contemporary works by New Zealand & international artists, plus various events.

Stunning Views in a Million Dollar Location

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The Bay Plaza Hotel offers you affordable accommodation with simply stunning views in a million dollar location. We’re right on exclusive Oriental Bay, where you can enjoy a quieter take on being in the heart of the city. Enjoy the golden sands of this picturesque city beach, and a walk or run around the city bays beyond. Equally interesting walking can be found among the colonial wooden villas and pine forest walkways of Mt Victoria.

Explore top city attractions by foot

Moments from Te Papa, our hotel is just a harbour-front stroll to the CBD and main shopping area. Easily explore the fascinating historic Cuba quarter, which is a creative hub of cafes, buskers, second-hand shops, boutique fashion stores, art galleries, and live music in bohemian bars. Plus from the oasis of the Bay Plaza Hotel, you’re only a few short steps away from the party zone of Courtenay Place’s thriving bars and clubs. You can create a self-guided walk to explore Wellington at your own pace by clicking here.

Getting Here - 40 Oriental Parade, Wellington

Close to the airport, South Island ferry terminal and railway station, we’re a short walk from one of the city’s main bus and taxi terminuses in Courtenay Place. It’s an easy walk, bus or taxi ride to the Wellington CBD. For more information on how to find us please see our map, or contact us directly.

Whether it’s work or play that brings you to Wellington, come and rest with us.