Guidebook for Wellington

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Guidebook for Wellington

Food Scene

Martha's Pantry is a Wellington institution for Vintage High Tea. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or want to catch up with family and friends, High Tea is a wonderful way to celebrate.
Martha's Pantry
276 Cuba St
Martha's Pantry is a Wellington institution for Vintage High Tea. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or want to catch up with family and friends, High Tea is a wonderful way to celebrate.
Rasa in upper Cuba street (Wellington) offers the very best of South Indian and Malaysian cuisine. In addition Rasa offers a variety of delicious contemporary Malay and Indian dishes.
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Rasa
200 Cuba St
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Rasa in upper Cuba street (Wellington) offers the very best of South Indian and Malaysian cuisine. In addition Rasa offers a variety of delicious contemporary Malay and Indian dishes.
Serves hearty, homely, and wholesome kiwi cuisine from breakfast to dinner time - as well as an expertly picked wine list, a solid collection of beer including ever changing local boutique brews.
Arthur's Cafe
272 Cuba St
Serves hearty, homely, and wholesome kiwi cuisine from breakfast to dinner time - as well as an expertly picked wine list, a solid collection of beer including ever changing local boutique brews.
This iconic Wellington institution has made its mark as a bohemian bastion on upper Cuba Street. From an early morning espresso, midday brunch, or late night rum; you must try it!
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Fidel's Cafe
234 Cuba St
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This iconic Wellington institution has made its mark as a bohemian bastion on upper Cuba Street. From an early morning espresso, midday brunch, or late night rum; you must try it!
Grill Meats Beer (or GMB if you’ve got a mouthful). GMB is all about sweet and spicy grilled food being cooked in an awesome open kitchen and served with a great selection of local craft beer.
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Grill Meats Beer
227 Cuba St
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Grill Meats Beer (or GMB if you’ve got a mouthful). GMB is all about sweet and spicy grilled food being cooked in an awesome open kitchen and served with a great selection of local craft beer.
Logan Brown's style of food is contemporary, yet based on classic cooking techniques. With more than 230 NZ and International wines to select from, offers an incredible experience for the discerning.
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Logan Brown Restaurant
192 Cuba Street
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Logan Brown's style of food is contemporary, yet based on classic cooking techniques. With more than 230 NZ and International wines to select from, offers an incredible experience for the discerning.
Loretta - The only New Zealand restaurant interior on the short list for the 2015 Eat Drink Design Awards.
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Loretta
181 Cuba Street
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Loretta - The only New Zealand restaurant interior on the short list for the 2015 Eat Drink Design Awards.
Floriditas is a smart, spacious café and restaurant in the heart of Cuba Street, Wellington. Well-known for delicious baking, seasonal food, interesting wine list and great service.
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Floriditas
161 Cuba Street
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Floriditas is a smart, spacious café and restaurant in the heart of Cuba Street, Wellington. Well-known for delicious baking, seasonal food, interesting wine list and great service.
El Matador is a vibrant 'old world' Buenos Aires style eatery and bar offering quality cuisine and beverages with an Argentine/Spanish twist.
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El Matador
196 Cuba Street
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El Matador is a vibrant 'old world' Buenos Aires style eatery and bar offering quality cuisine and beverages with an Argentine/Spanish twist.
A scene of assembly for Wellington’s creative cognoscenti. Originally a Swiss coffee house opened in 1963, it has metamorphosed into a regular’s restaurant, café, cocktail bar and supper club.
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Matterhorn
106 Cuba St
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A scene of assembly for Wellington’s creative cognoscenti. Originally a Swiss coffee house opened in 1963, it has metamorphosed into a regular’s restaurant, café, cocktail bar and supper club.
Cheap and cheerful. Nestled in the heart of Ghuznee Street, KK Malaysian Restaurant has been serving Wellingtonians a taste of Malaysia since 1998.
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KK Malaysian Restaurant
54 Ghuznee St
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Cheap and cheerful. Nestled in the heart of Ghuznee Street, KK Malaysian Restaurant has been serving Wellingtonians a taste of Malaysia since 1998.
Pays homage to the dining style of Mexico. The Flying Burrito Brothers was born in 2002 and raised to stake the true Mexican dining experience here in New Zealand.
The Flying Burrito Brothers
182 Cuba St
Pays homage to the dining style of Mexico. The Flying Burrito Brothers was born in 2002 and raised to stake the true Mexican dining experience here in New Zealand.
Nestled almost within Quilters Bookshop Milk Crate is a small boutique coffeeshop serving fine espresso and simple fresh food.
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Milk Crate
35 Ghuznee St
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Nestled almost within Quilters Bookshop Milk Crate is a small boutique coffeeshop serving fine espresso and simple fresh food.
Bakery items fresh from the oven throughout the day. Fresh, clean and seasonal menu. Table service. Licensed for beer and wine.
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Prefab
14 Jessie St
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Bakery items fresh from the oven throughout the day. Fresh, clean and seasonal menu. Table service. Licensed for beer and wine.
Founded in 1990, Caffe L’affare (pronounced la-far-ray) is Wellington’s iconic and irreverent café, and coffee roastery. The flagship café showcases our signature espresso to a backdrop of the roaster
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Caffe L'affare
27 College St
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Founded in 1990, Caffe L’affare (pronounced la-far-ray) is Wellington’s iconic and irreverent café, and coffee roastery. The flagship café showcases our signature espresso to a backdrop of the roaster
Crafting clean, sweet, seasonal espresso blends and filter coffees to passionately prepare for you. A labyrinth of flavour in the cup .
Red Rabbit Coffee
7 Faraday St
Crafting clean, sweet, seasonal espresso blends and filter coffees to passionately prepare for you. A labyrinth of flavour in the cup .
Traditional ice cream in a cone doesn't taste quite the same after you’ve sampled the gelato from Kaffee Eis. Served in a freshly rolled waffle cone, their gelato is a modern fusion of New Zealand and European flavours. They make their own authentic gelato using Italian recipes with natural quality ingredients.
Kaffee Eis
146 Cuba St
Traditional ice cream in a cone doesn't taste quite the same after you’ve sampled the gelato from Kaffee Eis. Served in a freshly rolled waffle cone, their gelato is a modern fusion of New Zealand and European flavours. They make their own authentic gelato using Italian recipes with natural quality ingredients.
Step off Willis St & you're in the bar. With it's shiny brass bar top, polished wood floor & planetarium of lights, you'll find coffee & counter food by day & craft beer & cocktails by night. Venture into the all weather courtyard where you’re welcome to drink or dine or both! During colder months there's a roaring fire, heaters & blankets for extra warmth. The warmer months see the roof roll back, sun cream out & rays pouring in all day long.
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The Bresolin
278 Willis Street
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Step off Willis St & you're in the bar. With it's shiny brass bar top, polished wood floor & planetarium of lights, you'll find coffee & counter food by day & craft beer & cocktails by night. Venture into the all weather courtyard where you’re welcome to drink or dine or both! During colder months there's a roaring fire, heaters & blankets for extra warmth. The warmer months see the roof roll back, sun cream out & rays pouring in all day long.

Drinks & Nightlife

Starting on a tiny pilot brewery in the old petrol station in Aro Valley, Garage Project produces more than 40 different beers
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Garage Project Cellar Door
68 Aro Street
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Starting on a tiny pilot brewery in the old petrol station in Aro Valley, Garage Project produces more than 40 different beers
The Third Eye has an in-house microbrewery to slake your lust for new sensations and new brews emerge regularly. It also have some guest taps from our craft beer comrades.
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Tuatara Brewery
30 Arthur St
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The Third Eye has an in-house microbrewery to slake your lust for new sensations and new brews emerge regularly. It also have some guest taps from our craft beer comrades.
A little off the beaten track, Crafters & Co. is an attractive, unpretentious cafe by day and an entertaining, intimate bar by night.
Crafters and Co
211 Victoria Street
A little off the beaten track, Crafters & Co. is an attractive, unpretentious cafe by day and an entertaining, intimate bar by night.
We’re about making good beer proper, not an obscure beverage. The brewery, located in the middle of Wellington NZ, a place where people like to go out, that cultivates style and originality
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Parrotdog Brewery
29 Vivian St
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We’re about making good beer proper, not an obscure beverage. The brewery, located in the middle of Wellington NZ, a place where people like to go out, that cultivates style and originality
Just up from the Graage Project brewery, over the road is Taproom - 91 Aro. With 18 taps and 2 cask lines, others in cans and bottles and some special tucked away cellar brews, there's plenty to choose from. Enjoy a finely-tuned beer with the perfect gas blend and temperature, matched to the simple & delicious menu.
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Garage Project Taproom: 91 Aro
91 Aro St
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Just up from the Graage Project brewery, over the road is Taproom - 91 Aro. With 18 taps and 2 cask lines, others in cans and bottles and some special tucked away cellar brews, there's plenty to choose from. Enjoy a finely-tuned beer with the perfect gas blend and temperature, matched to the simple & delicious menu.

Arts & Culture

Light House Cuba Cinema is located in Wellington's bustling Cuba street district. Nestled on Wigan street, across from Havana bar, it offers a unique and inviting atmosphere to escape to.
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Light House Cuba
29 Wigan St
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Light House Cuba Cinema is located in Wellington's bustling Cuba street district. Nestled on Wigan street, across from Havana bar, it offers a unique and inviting atmosphere to escape to.
City Gallery Wellington showcases contemporary art from New Zealand and around the world. The public art gallery for the capital city, our changing exhibition programme is complemented by a busy calendar of events, from artists' talks, debates and guided tours to live performances and Gallery Babes. Open daily 10am-5pm and open late until 10pm on the first Thursday of every month for Tuatara Open Late.
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City Gallery Wellington
101 Wakefield St
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City Gallery Wellington showcases contemporary art from New Zealand and around the world. The public art gallery for the capital city, our changing exhibition programme is complemented by a busy calendar of events, from artists' talks, debates and guided tours to live performances and Gallery Babes. Open daily 10am-5pm and open late until 10pm on the first Thursday of every month for Tuatara Open Late.
Wellington Museum is home to many precious objects that trace this region’s past, present and future. It is the only museum devoted to sharing this region’s stories, from the first adventurers, to the adventurous spirits that still call it home. Now the second oldest building on the Waterfront and a registered Category One Heritage New Zealand building, it is a priceless national treasure and one of the most architecturally significant heritage buildings in the country.
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Museum of Wellington City & Sea
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Wellington Museum is home to many precious objects that trace this region’s past, present and future. It is the only museum devoted to sharing this region’s stories, from the first adventurers, to the adventurous spirits that still call it home. Now the second oldest building on the Waterfront and a registered Category One Heritage New Zealand building, it is a priceless national treasure and one of the most architecturally significant heritage buildings in the country.
The Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi is the purpose-built gallery of Victoria University of Wellington. It initiates, produces and presents a highly-regarded programme of exhibitions, events and publications; manages and develops the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, and provides a vital platform for critical thinking across media, disciplines, cultures and contexts.
Adam Art Gallery
The Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi is the purpose-built gallery of Victoria University of Wellington. It initiates, produces and presents a highly-regarded programme of exhibitions, events and publications; manages and develops the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, and provides a vital platform for critical thinking across media, disciplines, cultures and contexts.
The Great War Exhibition, created by Sir Peter Jackson, commemorates the role played by New Zealand in the First World War. Journey through the War, year by year, meeting the challenges faced by brave young soldiers. Experience the gritty hardship and the horror of the battlefields as seen by those caught in the conflict.
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The Great War Exhibition
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The Great War Exhibition, created by Sir Peter Jackson, commemorates the role played by New Zealand in the First World War. Journey through the War, year by year, meeting the challenges faced by brave young soldiers. Experience the gritty hardship and the horror of the battlefields as seen by those caught in the conflict.

Sightseeing

Three minutes walk. Includes great children's playground.
Central Park
Three minutes walk. Includes great children's playground.
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Wellington Cable Car
1 Upland Road
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East by West Ferries
1 Queens Wharf
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Rising 196m above the city, the Mount Victoria Lookout is a Wellington must-do. Head to the lookout and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Wellington city and harbour, and beyond. Located right next to the central business district, you can drive all the way up, or take a walkway through the bush-covered Town Belt. From the top, enjoy the views of Tinakori Hill, the Hutt Valley and Eastern harbour bays, Matiu/Somes Island and the Miramar Peninsula. Beyond are Baring and Pencarrow Heads and further to the right, Wellington’s Southern suburbs and Mt Mathews, Wellington’s highest point to the East.
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Mount Victoria Lookout
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Rising 196m above the city, the Mount Victoria Lookout is a Wellington must-do. Head to the lookout and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Wellington city and harbour, and beyond. Located right next to the central business district, you can drive all the way up, or take a walkway through the bush-covered Town Belt. From the top, enjoy the views of Tinakori Hill, the Hutt Valley and Eastern harbour bays, Matiu/Somes Island and the Miramar Peninsula. Beyond are Baring and Pencarrow Heads and further to the right, Wellington’s Southern suburbs and Mt Mathews, Wellington’s highest point to the East.
Wellington Zoo is New Zealand’s first Zoo, and Wellington’s oldest conservation organisation, caring for animals since 1906.
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Wellington Zoo
200 Daniell Street
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Wellington Zoo is New Zealand’s first Zoo, and Wellington’s oldest conservation organisation, caring for animals since 1906.

Parks & Nature

Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city.
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Wellington Botanic Garden
101 Glenmore St
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Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city.

Shopping

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David Jones
167 Lambton Quay
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Entertainment & Activities

The Lanes is a bar and bowling lounge, located on Wakefield Street in Wellington.
The Lanes
238 Wakefield St
The Lanes is a bar and bowling lounge, located on Wakefield Street in Wellington.
Fergs Kayaks has freedom hire kayaks, that means you don’t have to book, a large fleet of kayaks, SUP, Cycles, In-line Skates & climbing gear just waiting for their turn to take you on an adventure.
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Fergs Kayaks
6 Queens Wharf
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Fergs Kayaks has freedom hire kayaks, that means you don’t have to book, a large fleet of kayaks, SUP, Cycles, In-line Skates & climbing gear just waiting for their turn to take you on an adventure.
Switched on Bikes is a locally owned operation, doing its thing from Wellington, New Zealand. We love riding bikes and get a thrill from getting others to ride them too. It shows visitors and locals that an eBike is the perfect way to see and get around the capital city.
Switched on Bikes
Switched on Bikes is a locally owned operation, doing its thing from Wellington, New Zealand. We love riding bikes and get a thrill from getting others to ride them too. It shows visitors and locals that an eBike is the perfect way to see and get around the capital city.