World-class cultural attractions and a relaxed Kiwi attitude.
Vibrant, colourful and sophisticated, New Zealand’s capital brims with attractions and activities. Grand Mercure’s centrally located apartments are an ideal base from which to explore. Tour the waterfront boutiques along the promenade, or sample world-class, international cuisine throughout the downtown district. Museums, theatre productions and the National Symphony Orchestra round out the cultural offerings. There’s equally as much to do outside the city limits. Rocky outcroppings flank the south shore, while Hutt Valley to the north features excellent walking and cycling trails. For a truly natural escape, secure a permit and book a tour of Kapiti Island, where wild kiwis roam free.