Welcome to the dream daycation hotel destination! Wellington, New Zealand is known for its perfect combination of modern city life and natural beauty. The world’s southernmost capital nestled between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Beautiful beaches, calm blue water, picturesque landscape, and ocean winds create the trip of a lifetime. As a capital city, Wellington is at the heart of the action. It is also the perfect place for a daycation hotel, like the InterContinental.

“Coolest little capital of the world!”

There are many attractions in this seaside enclave. Dubbed as the “coolest little capital of the world,” means there is a lot to do. Stroll around the waterfront and marvel at the sweeping vistas from atop Mount Victoria. Every minute is this port city is breathtaking. Cable cars leave from the center of the city taking passengers to a bird’s eye perch.


Wellington has a rich history. It’s at the crossroads of art, culture, architecture, trade and international tourism. Museums like the Te Papa offer innovative exhibitions telling the history of New Zealand’s biology, geology, and social evolution in a unique way. The Museum of Wellington City & Sea provides glimpses into the area’s robust maritime past. Their displays include early Maori and European settlements, alongside seafaring dioramas.

Kids of all ages love Zealandia. Formerly known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, the unique destination features the flora and fauna of this one-of-a-kind vicinity. Up until 800 years ago, the isolated island was nearly mammal-free. The sanctuary is home to over forty species of native birds and many of them are not found anywhere else in the world. In addition, many of their inhabitants are almost extinct in the wild.

Wellington Botanical Gardens provides beauty and education. Formal gardens, rare flowers, and horticultural classes make it a must for everyone who is interested in gardening. The Matiu/Somes Islands, just off the coast, is owned by indigenous people and is a stunning place to hike, picnic and spend the day.


A half day stay in paradise

Wellington’s Intercontinental is the perfect day stay hotel to explore the area. It is near the Wellington International Airport which means it is a convenient transit hotel. The day hotel features conveniences such as early check in and late check out that provides more flexibility to any itinerary.

With an exciting daycation through HotelsbyDay, you can explore the coolest little southernmost capital of the world and bring back wonderful memories.

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