The Neighbourhood

Owhiro Bay is host to beautiful beaches and walks. The fur seal sighting walk to Red Rocks starts less than 2km from the house (Seals present May to October). The famous City to Sea Walkway also runs nearby (download the new Welly Walks app available now on iTunes!).

Houghton and Lyall Bay for great surfing including surf hire shops is also 2km from the house.

Island Bay is 2km away, and boasts a number of shops, including the nearest supermarket New World. There are cafes, fish and chip shops, art galleries, and small convenience stores aplenty in Island Bay, as well as Island Bay Marine Education Centre.

Just a short walk from the house is Carlucci Land, an exceptionally different Mini Golf and industrial sculpture fantasy land, well worth a visit.

Zealandia, Wellington's must-see Eco-attraction and restoration project is close by and home to NZ's rarest birds and reptiles including the little spotted kiwi.

Brooklyn Village is just 3km away and boasts the fantastic Salty Pidgin bar and restaurant, the Austrian Bakery, Brooklyn Bar & Bistro, and the beautiful art deco The Penthouse Cinema & Cafe plus two local convenience stores, takeaways and a chemist.

Wellington City/CBD is also easily accessible by car and there's a bus that runs from outside the house for numerous museums, bars, restaurants, shops and cafes - all that Wellington has to offer. A must is to visit Te Papa museum and Weta Cave in Miramar, amongst many independent galleries and bookstores. If there is anything that you might be interested in let us know and we'll be more than happy to help you with your travel and activity preparations.

Getting Around

The No.4 bus leaves from just outside the house into Wellington City or across the road towards Island Bay (only operates during the week, in the morning and evening) and costs $3.50 per trip, but less with Wellington's Snapper travel card.

We have garaging for three cars at The Container House, cars are easily rentable from the airport or the city.

Alternatively bicycle and scooters are also available to hire within Wellington.

Wellington Airport is 9km away; a taxi into Wellington City will cost in the region of $20.

Other Things To Note

The Wellington Container House is designed and built by industrial designer Ross Stevens has been featured in several magazines and publications, including Urbis, Taschen, Inhabit and many more. Copies of all these articles are available to read at the house along with a large selection of Art & Design books and catalogues.

House Rules

We have very few neighbours, so we aren't too worried about noise but within reason please. No parties without prior approval (we live close by!)

Pets are by arrangement, please contact us.

Smoking is strictly in outside areas only and all butts must be safely distinguished and binned not littered.

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