About the home
The studio is modern and includes all the conveniences that you would expect from a city apartment.
The property is ideally suited to rediscovering peace and quiet through relaxation and access to wilderness areas.
A picnic out of sight and sound of others is easy to achieve and it is also a great base to explore all that a vibrant modern city offers.
The greater Wellington area has a series of must-see tourist attractions as well as offering a vibrant small city experience around a natural harbour.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, studio|
|Nearest beach:||York Bay, 400m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 7km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details outdoors:
Tracks through the property feature sea views of the Wellington Harbour and out to the South Island. These are navigable with footwear such as sneakers
The deck is set in regenerating New Zealand Native bush overlooking a small mountain stream and is equipped with barbeque and outdoor table and chairs.
We have a 200 year plan to totally restore the ecological integrity of the area and are happy to discuss the restoration aspects of the property.
New Zealand is a long way from home for many visitors. We can provide separate lock-up storage for personal items if you are doing any touring from a Wellington base.
The North Island region
The North Island features a wide variety of changes of scene, weather patterns and vista.
The captical city Wellington is the place we call home and is described below. The South Island is just across the water, and a common destination for overseas visitors, it is also described below.
An hour over the scenic Rimutaka ranges to the east are the rural plains of the Wairarap featuring fascinating day trips to undertake walks, mountain hikes, rugged coastal rambles and scenery as well as the more relaxed pusuits of vinyard touring.
On the western side on the main highway north, are expansive beaches and a laid-back suburban lifestyle.
The middle of the island contains the volcanic plateau with wild scenery, still-active volcanos (used for parts of the Lord of the Rings film locations) and Lake Taupo. In summer aquatic pursuits, hiking or trout fishing are popular and winter brings out the skiers.
On the west coast are the Waitomo glowworm caves and Mt Egmont / Taranaki volcano. On the east is the port town of Napier in the Hawkes Bay which is well known for horticulture of all kinds including specialities of vinyards and stone fruit.
Further North of the volcanic plateau you get to geothermal areas including power stations, natural hotpools, and, of course, the aquatic and thermal area of Rotorua. Rotorua is geared for visitors with trips or activities that take in its unique character. The Tangata Whenua (local Maori who have deep links with the land through their ancestoral heritage) have a rich history and are active in the tourist industry in a way that provides special additional character to many of Rotorua's experiences.
Further northeast are the holiday areas of the Bay of Plenty and Coromandal featuring beaches and ocean activities such as fishing and tours.
Due north, Auckland is the commercial hub of New Zealand based around two natural harbours and an active boating / yachting community.
As you go further North the weather becomes increasingly warm and winterless with sub-tropical rainforest and holiday destination such as the Bay of Islands for deep sea fishing, and exposure to some of New Zealands early history.
THE SOUTH ISLAND
Just a three hour ferry trip from Wellington, the South Island is regarded as a scenic and wilderness destination that is well suited to catering for tourists.
Tourist destinations include
* the Nelson area in the northwest
* the West coast (mining, forestry, Glaciers and scenery)
* Christchurch on the east - still a thriving and intriguing urban environment bouncing back after a serious earthquake in February 2011.
* Queenstown - a place of stunning scenery and centre to much of the tourism and winter activity. Adventure tourism is a highlight for many.
Any New Zealand National Park is worth a visit for those interested in wilderness places. Each boasts a unique character and free information and activities. Some also have commercial activites (such as skiing in the Tongariro National Park in the North Island; or the Milford Track Great Walk in the Fiordland World Heritage Park in the South).
The Wellington / York Bay area
Wellington is a compact city that is centred around a wonderful natural harbour. It has a mild climate - it rarely has snow, and rarely suffers from droughts. The temperatures are usually in the 0-12 degree Celsius range in winter, and 12-25 degree range in summer.
There is always something to do - it boasts a vibrant cafe culture with over 300 bars and restaurants, and the central Wellington city has activity late into the night. Buses travel from the Courtney Place entertainment district, through the central city and around the harbour to York Bay.
Tourist attractions range from visits to the National Museum (Te Papa); rides on the Cable-Car; walking the historic sections of town; visits to the Zealandia sanctuary for rare New Zealand Native species (night tours hear and often see kiwi.); strolling the wharves or booking the sightseeing bus.
Activities include kayak hires on the harbour, walking and shopping, hiking, mountain biking, golf or strolling the wilder coastal areas.
As locals we are happy to discuss a variety of activities depending on your interests. We think much of Wellington's charm is the absolute variety from wilderness to urban.
How to get there
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We do pickups / returns to Wellington Airport, Cook Straight ferry or car rental firms in Wellington or Lower Hutt.
Wellington has an international airport served by the major airlines from New Zealand airports, or directly from Australia (Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane). Roughly half an hour away from the appartment. The airport's http://www.wellingtonairport.co.nz/html/airportinfo/airlines.php page provides useful information.
The Cook Straight has two ferry companies, Bluebridge or the InterIslander. These take people and vehicles to Picton in the South Island through the scenic Marlborough Sounds. The trip is typically 3-4 hours.
Car rentals are available from the major rental firms based at the Airport. In addition we have found Ace rentals to be a good budget firm.
Activities near Wellington
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
22 Apr 2013
We enjoyed the rejuvenating setting with the stream and bush, and we recommend venturing on a rewardable walk up to the hilltop where the panoramic views of the harbour are stunning.
It is not too... more
26 Apr 2012
We received a kind, considerate and supportive response, beginning with our first email enquiry through to our fond farewell. Andrew and Lois went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable... more
03 Jan 2012
We are honoured to be the 1st guests at TREEQUILITY. Lois & Andrew have created the ideal holiday flat for us. Our experiences travelling have taught us to look for BASICS to be done well:... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|NZ Summer||1 Dec 12||1 May 13||£ 399||£ 74||£ 74||1 Night|
|NZ Off Season||1 May 13||1 Dec 13||£ 340||£ 60||£ 60||1 Night|
|Next NZ Summer||1 Dec 13||1 May 14||£ 399||£ 74||£ 74||1 Night|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are all-inclusive and include
* pick-up / drop off to transport hubs
* your choice of cooked or continental breakfast
* apartment cleaning, linen supply etc.
* provision of milk, tea and coffeeBook
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The apartment is available for any period and any changeover where it is not marked as booked.