Airport Motor Lodge, Miramar, Wellington

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Welcome to Airport Motor Lodge, Miramar, Wellington

Motel Accommodation in Miramar, Wellington

Conveniently located in the heart of Miramar, near Weta Film Studios, ASB Sports Centre and the Kilbirnie Aquatic Centre. 18 well appointed rooms. Spa bath and rollaway beds in select rooms.
Accommodation

Excellent Service and Modern Amenities

Free minivan to and from the airport*, Minibars in all rooms, Free parking for in-house guests, Easy access to Wellington city. Enjoy a convenient and relaxing stay during your travels at the Airport Motor Lodge Wellington.
Motel Facilities

Closest Accommodation to Wellington Airport

The closest accommodation to Wellington's Domestic and International terminals - just 650m. With a bus stop at our door you can travel to the City, Basin Reserve or the Westpac Stadium with ease.
Nearby Attractions

Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand

Enjoy miles of sandy beaches, stunning scenery, great food from award-winning cafes, boutique shops and of-course, the center of the country's internationally recognized movie industry.
Miramar Attractions

Free Transfers to/from Wellington Airport

Our minivan service runs from 7:30am through to the last international flights in the early morning.
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Guest Reviews

“Close to airport.....very friendly & helpful staff!” Reviewed 23 January 2017
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Weta Workshop is your gateway to immersive filmmaking experiences & the famous Weta Cave!
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Upcoming Events in Wellington, New Zealand

The Comedy of Errors - Summer Shakespeare Wellington

16 Feb 2018 (Fri) - 3 Mar 2018 (Sat)

Reading Car Park, Cnr Wakefield and Tory Streets, Wellington

Wellington Summer Shakespeare is excited / proud to present The Comedy of Errors, directed by Samuel Phillips
A cast and crew of over 40 Wellingtonians are taking Shakespeare out of the park and into Wellington’s Reading Carpark!

Two pairs of long lost twins who have miraculously stumbled into town on the same day. It only takes 90 minutes for this comedy of errors and mistaken identities to win you over with a double dose of hilarity and heart.

The Comedy of Errors is set in Ephesus which, like Wellington, is an incredibly welcoming city; you can make a home and explore who you want to be . Our city invites you to have adventures, to be anyone, to find yourself. We invite you to join our Summer Shakespeare family for The Comedy of Errors.

Kupe: New Zealand Festival Opening Night

23 Feb 2018 (Fri)

Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

As dusk falls, join a cast of thousands on Wellington’s stunning waterfront for the once-in-a-lifetime 2018 New Zealand Festival opening night event, Kupe, a new work by Anna Marbrook, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Kasia Pol.
Inspired by the great explorer and navigator Kupe’s arrival in Aotearoa, this free, whānau-friendly spectacular is a landmark celebration of our shared voyaging history.

Be a part of history in the making, as we welcome a majestic waka fleet including seven ocean-faring waka hourua* and their fearless crew, as they sail across the waters of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour – a moving finale to their months’-long journey from Samoa, the Cook Islands and around New Zealand.

Then let the sounds of the Pacific surround you in this theatrical extravaganza featuring performers, mass choir, a thousand-strong haka, and a musical score by Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots, Little Bushman).

A must-do for Moana fans, Kupe sparks a week-long celebration of our place in the Pacific, including a Petone beach party for all the whānau and more.

New Zealand Fringe Festival 2018

2 Mar 2018 (Fri) - 24 Mar 2018 (Sat)

Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Fringe Festival Brings 130 Shows to Wellington.
For the last 28 years, New Zealands Fringe Festival has played host to a bevy of fresh, up and coming talents and provided a playground for established artists, not only from New Zealand, but around the World, to perform exciting new works from all mediums including Theatre, Music and Visual Arts.

Of course 2018 is no exception.

Last night the Fringe Team, alongside His Worship Mayor Justin Lester launched next year's chocker block programme and welcomed over 130 extraordinary shows to Wellington City. Proving the Fringe Festival truly has something for everyone.

Grizzly Bear

3 Mar 2018 (Sat) - 4 Mar 2018 (Sun)

The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners St, Te Aro, Wellington

Grizzly Bear are the cult band’s cult band and are in Wellington exclusively for two shows only.
Grizzly Bear are the cult band’s cult band and are in Wellington exclusively for two shows only.

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold proclaimed one of their releases “the best record of the Noughties”. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood declared them “my favourite band in the world”.

For once, such glowing praise seems justified. Across five albums, this Brooklyn quartet has explored a dreamy, deeply psychedelic sound that’s equal parts chamber music, rock, electronic effects and baroque Americana.

Offering sonic surprises galore, they regularly reduce their live audiences to tears of joy. A song that starts out painfully intimate, as if recorded in a phone booth, might end up as a “cast of thousands” affair.

While the soaring voices of chief songwriters Ed Droste and Dan Rossen are interspersed with unexpected sounds – crackling fires, whispering voices flickering through the mix.

After a five-year sabbatical exploring the alternative worlds of high-end cuisine, the US campaign trail and fatherhood, they return to the stage, touring their latest album Painted Ruins. Grab your chance to submerge yourself in the Grizzly Bear sound.

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

10 Mar 2018 (Sat) - 11 Mar 2018 (Sun)

TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

The Oscar-winning music from Star Wars has been closely guarded for 40 years. Now, as an absolute treat for New Zealand fans, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Star Wars: A New Hope for a live screening of the original film.
Soaring trumpets blare over the movie’s opening moments: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...” Seared into the minds of generations of wonder-struck children (and adults), the music of Star Wars is central to the film’s captivating charm and popularity.

Composer John Williams’ spectacular symphonic soundtrack was named the greatest film score of all time by the American Film Institute – and is arguably the most recognisable piece of orchestral music of the 20th century.

Few orchestras around the world will have this opportunity. Few fans either. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the full power of this finely tuned, “fully operational” orchestra bringing Star Wars to life as never before. Grab your popcorn, put on your favourite Star Wars costume and be whisked away to another galaxy.

Heineken Urban Polo Wellington

24 Mar 2018 (Sat)

Kelburn Park, Salamanca Road, Wellington

The coolest urban sporting & social event The Heineken Urban Polo is returning to Wellington this time at the very central Kelburn Park (next to University & Cable Car)
Set against a beautiful urban backdrop looking out to Wellington harbour & the cable car, the Heineken Urban Polo will be the best collision of sport, fine beverages, and music that Wellington will experience. The event includes three adrenaline-filled 30-minute polo games, live music from hottest DJ's, plus on and off-field entertainment.

Muppets, Music & Magic Film Fortnight

14 Apr 2018 (Sat) - 29 Apr 2018 (Sun)

Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington

The Jim Henson Retrospectacle on the giant screen.
Wellington hosts The Jim Henson Retrospectacle to celebrate the magic and wonder of Jim Henson’s legacy with a world-first showcase of events. The Jim Henson Retrospectacle sees Henson’s creative worlds come together again for the first time; live in concert, on the giant screen, and behind the seams.

Rare footage from deep within the Henson archives, experimental short films and commercials, classic feature films and a New Zealand premiere will to be announced shortly, will screen over a fortnight at the Embassy Theatre. International guests will introduce a number of the screenings.

Classic Henson films screen alongside rare material from the Henson archives and TV specials; plus excerpts from early television appearances, video’s of Jim’s experimental puppetry and animation work, rare commercials, and behind the scenes footage.

Classic Muppets movies including The Muppet Movie (1979), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), Labyrinth (1986), and The Dark Crystal (1982) are highlights of this Muppets, Music & Magic Film Fortnight.

Recent Muppet features The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014), showcasing the musical talent of our own Bret McKenzie, will screen.

Muppet Historian Craig Shemin and our international guests attend screenings to present Jim’s creative work to New Zealand audiences with live commentary.
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