Newtown Neighbourhood and Wellington

Experience Wellington

Wellington is a charming city that welcomes travellers from all around the world who can never quite forget the warm atmosphere and dynamic culture they experienced.

Conveniently located in Newtown, directly opposite Wellington Regional Hospital and Wellington Children’s Hospital, Sojourn Apartment Hotel is positioned in a central location where everyone wins. Close neighbours include, Ronald McDonald House, Southern Cross Hospital, Massey University, Wakefield Hospital, and Wakefield Heart Centre.

Immerse yourself in the impactful culture this city has to imprint on its visitors by hopping in a 5-minute drive to the CBD to explore Wellingtons Waterfront, visit Queen’s wharf, Te Papa, Chaffers Marina, and Oriental Bay. Get some retail therapy in at the quirky stores while you’re at it! A few other favourites from this cool little capital include Wellington Zoo, Government House and The Basin Reserve.

Whether you are in town to visit friends and family, attending a graduation, enjoying an event at Sky Stadium or TSB Arena, or here for business – Sojourn Apartment Hotel is the short stay pleasure ideal for both leisure and business travellers.

Just 35 metres to the bus stop outside the neighbouring Ronald McDonald House makes getting around the city a breeze.

Newtown is a major stop on most south Wellington routes, so you conveniently never have to wait more than 10 minutes for a bus. But if you’re up to get some exercise in, it’s also a manageable walk 2.1km to the waterfront or the CBD which will only take you around 20+ minutes. If walking is not on the agenda this holiday then a $20 taxi ride will get you there without breaking the bank. The drive to the is a quick 11-minutes

Food and Coffee
Our fully-fitted kitchens give you the freedom to eat-in if you like. From Sojourn Apartment Hotel, you can get to the Countdown supermarket in a 2-minute walk that is only 140-metres. Not only is it ideal having fresh supplies around the corner but grabbing your cuppa is right there too. Get your coffee fix or enjoy some breakfast at Colombus Coffee.

Have a close encounter at Wellington Zoo

Get inspired by the incredible animals at Wellington Zoo.Experience a close and personal encounter that you’ll never forget with some of the Zoo’s endangered ani...

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Wellington Hospital

Newtown is the home of Wellington Hospital and the New Wellington Children’s’ Hospital will be arriving soon.One of the best hospitals around, facilities include...

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Discover our stories at Te Papa Museum

Te Papa whispers the ancestral stories of New Zealand through interactive exhibitions that engage visitors in a fun and fascinating experience!It’s suitable for cu...

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Check out our world famous movie making magic

Get a piece of the action by visiting the heart of movie-making magic in Wellywood.Experience what it’s like to be behind the scenes while glimpsing into how Weta ...

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Government House

If you’re interested to check out Wellington’s Government House, it’s close enough.It’s the principal residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame P...

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See native wildlife at Zealandia ecosanctuary

Renowned by Time magazine, making it to the list of the 100 greatest places in the world, ZEALANDIA ecosanctuary is an absolute must.It’s impressively the world’s...

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Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car

Soak up panoramic views over the gorgeous Wellington city and harbour.For over a century, passengers have loved the short journey from bustling Lambton Quay to Kelbur...

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Visit Cuba St

One of Wellington's most-loved and best-known streets, Cuba Street.It’s one of those places where everyone is warmly welcomed making you feel right at home. Wellin...

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Wander the Wellington Waterfront

Locals flock to the waterfront any chance they get and there’s a good reason why.The wide footpath stretches from the Railway Station around to Oriental Bay and be...

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Enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Mount Victoria

The best way to get your bearings of the city is by enjoying the views from the top of Mount Victoria.The Mount Victoria Lookout has stunning panoramic views of Well...

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Visit the Harbourside Market

On Sunday mornings, it’s worth getting up early to make your way to the colourful array of food trucks and stallholders selling beautiful fresh produce, cheeses, bread ...

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Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre

Dive into a 50-metre heated indoor pool at the Aquatic Centre.You can also get some laps in or show off some skills at the diving pool. For the kiddies, there’s a ...

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The Basin Reserve

For the cricket fans, The Basin Reserve is New Zealand’s home grounds used for Test, first-class and one-day cricket.The Basin Reserve is a must-see for sports fan...

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ASB Sports centre

For the active spirits, the ASB Sports Centre provides indoor sport and recreation facilities for community use. It’s a sociable establishment that welcomes visitors lo...

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Wellington Events – Cultural and Arts

You'll find plenty to ignite your imagination in New Zealand's culture capital.

Packed full of surprising, the creative and the inspirational. Come & discover Wellington for yourself.


  • World of Wearable Art Award Show – 30th September – 17th October 2021  Experience World of Wearable Art like never before in this immersive show held on the bespoke ‘WOW’ stage at TSB Arena

Wellington Events – Exhibitions and Concerts

Enjoy the latest concerts and gigs that are headed to Wellington.


  • Visa Wellington On A Plate
  • 1st August – 31st August 2021             This year’s Visa 'Wellington On a Plate' theme is one for the improvisers, the fresh thinkers, the misfits, the rebellious, those who dance to their own tune and go against the grain. It's surprising, challenging, different, new, adventurous, exotic, momentous, delicious and curious.

Wellington Events – Local and Sporting

Don't miss out on unmissable live sporting fixtures or go that extra mile and enter one of Wellington's many recreational events.


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