Wellington Weekend Getaways

Get away from it all and enjoy a change of scenery at these gorgeous weekend getaways in Wellington:

Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa

Just ninety minutes out of Wellington brings you to this Martinborough country estate with beautiful cottages dotting the grounds and picturesque countryside everywhere you look. If you want to do your own cooking they will supply hampers of local produce to enjoy, and any number of massage and spa treatments can be booked as well.

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Absolute luxury is yours to enjoy at this beautifully appointed destination, a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Wellington. Set high above the thunderous blue surf of Pallier Bay this incredible property has a grand Edwardian lodge and beautiful cottages, so you can choose a room in the ‘big house’ or enjoy the seclusion of your own cottage. They offer ‘farm to table’ dining and a full range of activities to enjoy, so do as little or as much as you like.


The beachside town of Castlepoint is the perfect place for a getaway full of sun, sand, surf and fun. Book a local bach and wake up to the sound of the surf. Bliss.


Just on the edge of Wellington, this rambling two story lodge is full of cosy fireplaces and comfortable rooms to enjoy in the cooler weather, and pools and sunny gardens for when the temperature rises. If you’re a golfer you will appreciate access to two of the country’s top private member courses when you stay.

Te Nikau Retreat

If a fun and friendly backpackers’ is the kind of place you’re looking for, this is one of the best. Character lodges on the beach with rainforest surrounds make for a relaxing getaway. There’s always something fun happening here, and it’s a great place to socialise with other travellers and make some plans for further adventures.