Trek Global Backpackers is centrally located just footsteps away from all of Wellington’s attractions. In no time at all you will be hitting up all the cafes, bars and shops that the Arts and Culture Capital has to offer.

From Wellington Airport – Catch a shuttle or taxi which will drop you off at the front door, or the Airport Flyer bus which will drop you off five minutes’ walk from Trek Global. A shuttle will cost approximately $20 and takes around 30 minutes, and a taxi will cost between $30 to $40 and take around 20 minutes. The Route 91 Airport Flyer bus which picks up from Wellington airport every 15 minutes costs approximately $10 and takes 30 minutes.

From the Ferry Terminals –  From the Interislander catch the Interislander shuttle which drops you off at the train station, then take a taxi or walk (20 minutes) from here. From the Bluebridge terminal you can walk (20 minutes) or take a taxi.

If you need more information on how far we are from any other Wellington locations, please give us a call. We’re always happy to help.

If you are on foot whilst in Wellington these attractions are just metres from our doorstep or a short bus ride away:


  • Te Papa Museum – 1km. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum. Inside the building are six floors of exhibitions, cafés and gift shops dedicated to New Zealand history, Māori culture and New Zealand’s natural world. The museum also incorporates outdoor areas with artificial caves, native bushes and wetlands. Read more about Te Papa here.


  • Wellington Museum – 1km. Wellington Museum (formerly the Museum of City & Sea) is a museum on Queens Wharf in Wellington, New Zealand. It occupies the 1892 Bond Store, a historic building on Jervois Quay on the waterfront of Wellington Harbour. The museum has four floors covering the history of Wellington. Celebrating the city’s maritime history, early Māori and European settlement, and the growth of the region, the museum seeks to tell Wellington’s stories and how the city has evolved over its 150 years as capital of New Zealand. Read more about Wellington Museum here.


  • Botanical Gardens – 1.5km. The Wellington Botanic Gardens cover 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near central Wellington. The Gardens feature a large Victorian-style glasshouse, the Begonia House, the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and the Treehouse Visitor Centre. There is a large children’s play area, a duck pond, and glowworms visible some nights along paths in the Main Garden. They are a popular exercise spot with the local residents, especially on sunny days. Read more about the Botans here.


  • Courtenay Place – 500m. Courtenay Place is known for its entertainment, nightlife and ill-designed footpaths. Many restaurants are open late and most of the bars stay open until dawn. It contains offices, accommodation, tourist shopping, entertainment, food, art and buskers offering many genres of free performance. Pedestrian traffic is substantial around the clock. If you are looking to party in Wellington, this is the spot, ask our reception to find out what’s on during your stay. Read more about Courtenay Place here.


  • Cuba Mall – 500m. Cuba Street is one of the most prominent streets in Wellington, New Zealand. The section between Dixon Street and Ghuznee Street is a pedestrian mall. It is one of the more bohemian areas of Wellington, and is the home to an eclectic collection of cafes, op-shops, boutique, small fashion stores, art galleries, and music shops. The street is regarded by most New Zealanders as a nexus of creativity and artistic production, featuring buskers, exhibition spaces, protests, stone carving, and other forms of expression. Read more about Cuba here.


  • St James Theatre – 750m. The St James Theatre is an iconic building situated on the Courtenay Quarter of central Wellington. It is a building of historical and cultural significance and hosts many premium events. It is currently closed to the public for earthquake strengthening but is expected to reopen in 2020. Read more about St James Theatre here.


  • Sky Stadium -2.2km/5 min bus ride. Wellington Regional Stadium (known commercially as Sky Stadium through naming rights, and colloquially known as The Cake Tin) is a major sporting venue in Wellington, New Zealand. The stadium’s bowl site size is 48,000 m2. The stadium is a multi-purpose facility, though used mainly for sporting events. It is the home of the Wellington Lions Mitre 10 Cup rugby team and the Hurricanes Super Rugby team. Sky Stadium regularly serves as a home venue for All Blacks rugby matches. Read more about The Cake Tin here.


  • Library and Information Centre – 350m. The Wellington Central Library is also currently closed to the pubic due to being assessed as vulnerable in the even of a major earthquake by engineers. A pop-up replacement, Arapaki Manners St Library, opened at 12 Manners St on 28 May 2019, and will remain open until the Central Library reopens its doors to the public. Read more about Wellington City Libraries here.