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About Us

Bucket Tree Lodge is 12.5 km north of central Wellington, just off SH 1, and is Tawa's only motel. Located in a park-like setting next to Willowbank Reserve, we provide the perfect opportunity to relax in a picturesque setting whether you're stopping over for the night or looking for an extended stay.
We are just 12 minutes from Wellington's CBD and two minutes from SH 1, the ideal location if you're travelling north from Wellington City or heading south to catch the Cook Strait ferry. Adjacent to our grounds is the 5ha Willowbank Reserve, which has a playground and large, flat, grassed areas suitable for games and picnics. The reserve is also the starting point for the cycleway to Porirua City. There is a Countdown supermarket 5 minutes walk away and the local shops and restaurants are a 12-minute walk. Porirua City and Kenepuru Hospital are 5 minutes drive to the north.

Our range of spacious accommodation includes studio suites and 1, 2 and 3-bedroom motels. Our larger motels have dishwashers, ovens and two TVs. Bucket Tree Lodge is great for families on transfer or newly arrived families settling in New Zealand. Enquire about our weekly rates for extended stays.


This apartment features a sofa, satellite TV and iPod dock.


In your private kitchen:


  • Refrigerator

  • Microwave

  • Electric kettle

  • Stovetop

  • Kitchenware

  • Toaster

  • Dining table

  • Oven


In your private bathroom:


  • Free toiletries

  • Toilet

  • Bath or shower

  • Towels

  • Hairdryer

  • Toilet paper




  • Garden view


Apartment facilities: ​


  • Entire unit located on ground floor

  • Linen

  • Dressing room

  • Alarm clock

  • Wardrobe or closet

  • Electric blankets

  • Tile/marble floor

  • Private entrance

  • Ironing facilities

  • Iron

  • Heating

  • Fan

  • Carpeted

  • Refrigerator

  • Microwave

  • Electric kettle

  • Stovetop

  • Kitchenware

  • Toaster

  • Dining table

  • Oven

  • Kitchen

  • Kitchenette

  • Sofa

  • Seating Area

  • TV

  • Telephone

  • Satellite channels

  • Radio

  • Flat-screen TV

  • iPod dock

  • DVD player

  • Cable channels

  • Outdoor furniture

  • Outdoor dining area

  • Socket near the bed

  • Clothes rack

  • Drying rack for clothing

  • Wake up service/Alarm clock

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