How to find us

CityLife Wellington is located on Gilmer Terrace in Wellington’s CBD, with a street entrance at 300 Lambton Quay. The hotel reception is located on the 6th floor, which opens onto Gilmer Terrace.

There are a range of options when transferring from the airport and our concierge is happy to help with questions or bookings. Please feel free to contact the concierge service for further information at the number below. Transfer options include the following:

  • Taxis can be found directly outside the baggage claim area on level 0 of the main terminal, or can be booked ahead of time to meet you in the arrivals area.
  • Super Shuttle offer shared-ride fares with substantial discounts, or can be hired as an exclusive transfer
  • Car, limo or bus transfers can be arranged to your requirements
  • The Airport Flyer express bus service runs from Wellington International Airport through to the centre of Wellington at least once every 20 minutes, every day. 

If you are driving, please note the vehicle entrance is off Gilmer Terrace, not Lambton Quay. If coming into Wellington on the motorway, come right into the city and take The Terrace exit. You will exit at a set of traffic lights looking directly at the James Cook Hotel (CityLife Wellington is actually directly behind this building). At the traffic lights, get into the middle lane and turn right into The Terrace.

If coming from the ferry terminal head along Waterloo Quay then right onto Whitmore Terrace, continuing onto Bowen Street until you reach The Terrace on your left.

Once on the Terrace stay in the left lane and almost immediately go left into a small side street which turns left into Boulcott Street. From Boulcott Street turn left again into Gilmer Terrace. The CityLife Wellington reception and car park is at the end of this small street, and our staff will be waiting to assist you.

Limited parking is available on-site at $23.00 per day. If this is full, there is parking at nearby Wilsons Car Parks. There are 2 close by – James Cook Wilsons Car Park (access from The Terrace) and Plimmer Towers Wilsons Car Park (access from Gilmer Terrace).


Phone: +64 4 922 2800
To book, phone: 
0800 368 888
Toll free from Australia:
1800 141 780