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Keep up-to-date on new activities, attractions and accommodation that open in our city, as well as the latest product developments, refurbishments and awards that we win.
Wellington City Council has secured land adjacent to Te Papa for the purpose of developing a three-level Movie Museum and Convention Centre. The development of the project is a partnership between Wellington City Council, The Move Museum Ltd and the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency. At this stage it is expected to open during 2019.
Museum Art Hotel was purchased by Amalgamated Holdings Limited and will be rebranding under the upmarket QT brand, becoming New Zealand's first QT hotel. A multi-million dollar refurbishment of all hotel rooms will commence shortly, and treasures including the artwork and Hippopotamus Restaurant will remain.
eBikes are the newest and most fun way to see Wellington! You can head up Wellington's steepest hills without breaking a sweat or cruise around the scenic bays. Hire eBikes and cruise around by yourself or join a small group guided tour and be taken to the must-see spots around Wellington.
View Switched On Bikes trade sheet [PDF, 573KB, 2 pages].
Wellington Cable Car will be closed for eight weeks from 7 June to 31 July 2016 for a major upgrade of the electric drive and control system. The last equipment upgrade was completed in 1979 and technology has progressed significantly since then. This project will allow the Cable Car to continue to operate reliably and safely into the future.
A replacement bus service will operate during the shutdown between Lambton Quay (at the end of Cable Car Lane) and Kelburn via the Terrace and Victoria University's Kelburn Campus.
For all new bookings from 1 July 2016, all rates at the Comfort Hotel Wellington will now include an express breakfast. Express breakfast includes gourmet bread basket with spreads, pastries and muffins as well as hot and cold beverages.
Te Papa are now offering free museum highlight tours in Mandarin. Visitors will gain insights into New Zealand culture and history through an engaging tour delivered by knowledgeable hosts. Learn stories of the Chinese community and its influence on New Zealand society today. Tours begin at 11am daily, for a duration of 1 hour.
Weta Workshop are now offering a behind-the-scenes look into the production of Thunderbirds Are Go. Discover the authentic props and models behind the popular tv series on a tour guided by Weta Workshop crew. Tours are 45 minutes and run every half hour from 9:00am - 5:00pm, starting at the Weta Cave.
The famed Museum Art Hotel has now changed it's name following more than a $12m makeover, to QT Museum Wellington. This is the first New Zealand location for the boutique design-driven hotel collection QT Hotels and Resorts. Read the media release here.
Singapore Airlines have announced a new long haul service connecting Wellington to Singapore via Canberra. The airline has become the first non-Tasman operator to service more than two destinations in New Zealand. The new ‘Capital Express’ route will operate four times a week with the first service scheduled for September 2016.