Wellington Club - New Zealand

The Wellington club is New Zealand’s largest residential Club.The Wellington Club was founded in December 1841 and lived a nomadic existence until it leased the former Criterion Hotel on the foreshore of Lambton Quay in about 1860. It moved in 1870 to Wellington Terrace. It now occupies an elegant building designed by architect Sir Miles Warren, which was opened in February 1990 by His Royal highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. The club is located in the central business district, only a few minutes walk to Parliament, corporate business, retail shopping, cultural centres, entertainment and the waterfront.

Visiting the Wellington Club

Letter of introduction

You should contact the Wellington Club prior to your visit and supply a Letter of Introduction from the Carlton Club Secretary. Request a Letter of Introduction.

Dress Code

Dress Code on the 5th floor and 4th floor Reading Room - Formal attire jacket and tie for men is the strict Club rule.

Entry Restrictions

Minimum age 18 years.

Opening Times

Opening hours - 7.30am to 11pm. Closed weekends except accommodation and gymnasium. Closed for 4 weeks at Christmas.



Accommodation for members and guests.

Sports Facilities

Club's facilities include squash courts, gym, Snooker/Billiards.

Other Facilities

Library's, Doctor and Business centre.


Level 488 The Terrace
New Zealand

Telephone Number

Fax Number


Mr Juergen H Sparrer