Central Wellington City Accommodation with WIFI Internet
Harbour City Motor Inn offers you Qualmark 3 star rated accommodation in clean and comfortable rooms.
- Just a 5-minute walk to restaurants, bars, Wellington's Central Business District, Corporate offices, Government Departments and city attractions
- Ample FREE undercover car parking with covered access and lifts to all levels
- Easy access from State Highway 1 and the cross-town motorway, Interislander ferry terminal, Bluebridge Cook Strait ferry terminal, and from Wellington International Airport
- High speed Internet available in most rooms, ideal for business people and Corporate clients
- Easy walking distance to Wellington Event Centres and Westpac Stadium
Wellington City Accommodation
Harbour City Motor Inn has 25 Studio and Family accommodation rooms and is ideally located for visitors to Wellington.
The Motor Inn also has a 3-bedroom penthouse apartment suitable for wedding parties and larger groups.
Wellington is New Zealand's cultural capital offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife. All of the top venues are an easy and pleasant walk from Harbour City Motor Inn - no downtown driving, no parking worries, just an enjoyable start to your day or evening
The National Kiwi Centre, Hokitika
The National Kiwi Centre is situated in the heart of Hokitika in an undercover facility that provides a guaranteed viewing of kiwi in our nocturnal house that replicates their natural environment. During your visit you can take part in feeding the giant eels (10am, 12 noon and 3pm daily). The eels are approximately 85 to 100 years old. You can view the tuatara then wander through to see whitebait in various stages of their life and see other west coast creatures of the night.
Saving Our National Icon
The kiwi is New Zealand's national icon and part of our world-wide image. New Zealanders have been "Kiwis" since the days of the First World War. It's a nickname bestowed by fellow Australian soldiers, and it stuck. Today our identity as Kiwis is based around our national bird.
Kiwi are a natural fit with New Zealanders' national psyche - we relate to their quirkiness, evolved over millions of years of isolation from mammals.
New Zealand's oldest living dinosaur! These amazing reptiles have been around for approximately 220 million years. Two tuatara are on display here. One male and one female, both aged 19 years of age. During the summer they bask in the sun and in winter time they will hide in their burrows so sometimes can not be seen.
The Long-Finned Eel
The long-finned eel, or as the Maori call them, tuna, can be found throughout New Zealand in rivers and inland lakes. The eels you see here are female, between 85 and 100 years old. They weigh approximately 20kg and are up to 2 metres in length. The eel grows very slowly at a rate of 15-25mm per year!
BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust
This programme enables the kiwi sanctuaries in Okarito and Haast to be carefully monitored and the kiwi eggs to be taken to Willowbank where they are hatched, then the chicks sent to predator free islands. Here they spend 12 months reaching "stoat proof" size before returning to their home forests on the West Coast.