Driving around New Zealand? has been developed to help visitors to New Zealand safely enjoy their self-drive holiday.  Driving is a great way to experience all New Zealand has to offer, but driving in New Zealand may be unlike driving in other countries.

This site provides basic information about New Zealand road rules and etiquette, along with links to more details about everything that those unfamiliar with our roads need to know.

Driving Directions:

From State Highway 1 take the Terrace off-ramp, which leads straight onto the Hotel forecourt.

From the railway station

Buses depart regularly from the bus station, adjacent to the railway station, and pass the Hotel on Lambton Quay (second stop). Alternatively, you can take a short 8-10 minute walk down Featherston Street to our lifts in the arcade at 296 Lambton Quay.

Public Transport from the airport

Bus: Metlink- Airport Flyer

Cost: $9.00 / Time: 15-25 minutes depending on traffic

Shuttle: Airport Shuttles

Cost: $18.00-$24.00 / Time: 15-25 minutes

Taxi: Wellington Combined Taxis

Cost approx $40.00 / Time: approx 15 minutes

Travelling to the South Island

Wellington is the gateway to the South Island and regular ferries depart daily from the city to Picton. Find out more details about timetables as well as seasonal prices for the Interislander and Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries.