Guidebook for Wellington

Patricia And Craig
Patricia And Craig
Guidebook for Wellington

Food Scene

Overlooking the water and within walking distance. Free car park across street. Has outdoor seating. Good for a coffee and cake or lunch. Closes early.
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The Beach House and Kiosk
410 The Esplanade
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Overlooking the water and within walking distance. Free car park across street. Has outdoor seating. Good for a coffee and cake or lunch. Closes early.
My favorite place to met a friend. All food is either vegetarian or vegan but so delicious. Staff wonderful. Gets quite crowded on Sundays so advise to go early.
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The Botanist
219 Onepu Rd
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My favorite place to met a friend. All food is either vegetarian or vegan but so delicious. Staff wonderful. Gets quite crowded on Sundays so advise to go early.
Stop for a bite to eat or one of their fabulous coffees while enjoying the funky Cuba St area. A must do. Near city Centre.
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Floriditas
161 Cuba Street
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Stop for a bite to eat or one of their fabulous coffees while enjoying the funky Cuba St area. A must do. Near city Centre.
Funky small cafe with several rooms outside tables and a pot belly stove inside in winter.
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Mystic Kitchen
4 Glamis Ave
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Funky small cafe with several rooms outside tables and a pot belly stove inside in winter.
Just fantastic! Try a vegan bakery!
Sweet Release Cakes and Treats
148 Willis St
Just fantastic! Try a vegan bakery!
Sweet Mother’s Kitchen is a funky restaurant that uses influences from New Orleans with Cajun and Creole dishes plus Mexican snack food. All day breakfast (till 5pm) on Saturday and Sunday. No reservations taken for dinner or weekends.
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Sweet Mother's Kitchen
5 Courtenay Place
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Sweet Mother’s Kitchen is a funky restaurant that uses influences from New Orleans with Cajun and Creole dishes plus Mexican snack food. All day breakfast (till 5pm) on Saturday and Sunday. No reservations taken for dinner or weekends.
Malaysia owned and run vegetarian/vegan restaurant using locally sourced ingredients. Prices are inexpensive and don’t except luxury. Just good food. Get there before or after dinner rush. My favorite place for a quick and cheap meal.
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Aunty Mena Vegetarian Cafe
167 Cuba St
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Malaysia owned and run vegetarian/vegan restaurant using locally sourced ingredients. Prices are inexpensive and don’t except luxury. Just good food. Get there before or after dinner rush. My favorite place for a quick and cheap meal.
One of the closest restaurants approx 3 k away- Thai food in an informal setting-they do dine in or take out. Call ahead on weekends as it can get busy.
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The Original Thai Restaurant
155 The Parade
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One of the closest restaurants approx 3 k away- Thai food in an informal setting-they do dine in or take out. Call ahead on weekends as it can get busy.
Nice coffee and has a coffee with muffin or scone special deal. Close to our house.
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Blue Belle Cafe
142 The Parade
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Nice coffee and has a coffee with muffin or scone special deal. Close to our house.
You can’t beat Wellington on a nice day as you will see by the crowds on a sunny weekend. Sit outside directly on the water. Scenic drive through the bays to get there.
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Scorch O Rama
497 Karaka Bay Rd
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You can’t beat Wellington on a nice day as you will see by the crowds on a sunny weekend. Sit outside directly on the water. Scenic drive through the bays to get there.
This restaurant is tucked away near the Weta Workshop and is highly rated. Innovative menu but also good for a snack. Great breakfast. It is on the more expensive side.
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The Larder
133 Darlington Rd
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This restaurant is tucked away near the Weta Workshop and is highly rated. Innovative menu but also good for a snack. Great breakfast. It is on the more expensive side.
One of the closet restaurants approx 3 k away. They do dine in or take out service. Call ahead if getting takeout as they do get busy.
Crown Indian Takeaway
121 The Parade
One of the closet restaurants approx 3 k away. They do dine in or take out service. Call ahead if getting takeout as they do get busy.
Small bistro type restaurant serving delicious Italian food. Ask for the back patio as it is more intimate and quieter, make reservations as it gets busy.
Nicolini's
26 Courtenay Pl
Small bistro type restaurant serving delicious Italian food. Ask for the back patio as it is more intimate and quieter, make reservations as it gets busy.
Great waterfront restaurant with nice views and outside seating in a nice day. Prices on the high end.
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Shed 5
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Great waterfront restaurant with nice views and outside seating in a nice day. Prices on the high end.
Very popular place to have a drink or dinner. Gets busy on a sunny day.
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St John's Bar and Restaurant
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Very popular place to have a drink or dinner. Gets busy on a sunny day.
Great pasta and pizza. Usually has a discount pasta dish of the day.
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Scopa Caffe Cucina
141 Cuba Street
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Great pasta and pizza. Usually has a discount pasta dish of the day.
Best gourmet ice cream and gelatos. Ask to sample the flavours before choosing your favorite. They are more than happy to do that. They also have a store near TePapa.
Kaffee Eis
146 Cuba St
Best gourmet ice cream and gelatos. Ask to sample the flavours before choosing your favorite. They are more than happy to do that. They also have a store near TePapa.
Boutique local craft brewery. Try the tasting room.
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Garage Project Cellar Door
68 Aro Street
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Boutique local craft brewery. Try the tasting room.
This upmarket version of a NZ Fish and Chip shop serves fresh local products. They have a lunch special daily. Large variety of fresh fish cooked to order.
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Mt Vic Chippery
3 Majoribanks St
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This upmarket version of a NZ Fish and Chip shop serves fresh local products. They have a lunch special daily. Large variety of fresh fish cooked to order.
Large variety of home made dumplings with everything made from scratch. If u love dumplings u will love this small shop with limited seating but has takeaways.
House of Dumplings
117 Taranaki St
Large variety of home made dumplings with everything made from scratch. If u love dumplings u will love this small shop with limited seating but has takeaways.
Under cover food market with large variety of reasonably priced food featuring international offerings. A bit of Asia in Wellington and has something for everyone.
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Capital Market
151 Willis St
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Under cover food market with large variety of reasonably priced food featuring international offerings. A bit of Asia in Wellington and has something for everyone.
Located on the waterfront near Te Papa. Has outdoor seating and a reasonable priced menu for its location.
Mac's Brewbar
4 Taranaki St
Located on the waterfront near Te Papa. Has outdoor seating and a reasonable priced menu for its location.
Italian cuisine with a twist. Free parking on Cuba St after hours. (Usually after 6pm and up to two hours on weekends but check meter). Reservations advised for weekends,
Cin Cin
156 Cuba St
Italian cuisine with a twist. Free parking on Cuba St after hours. (Usually after 6pm and up to two hours on weekends but check meter). Reservations advised for weekends,
Gourmet burger chain that serves up a large variety of burgers including vegan fare. Fast food but great for a quick meal.
BurgerFuel Courtenay Place
101 Courtenay Pl
Gourmet burger chain that serves up a large variety of burgers including vegan fare. Fast food but great for a quick meal.
Fine dining for that special occasion.
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Logan Brown Restaurant
192 Cuba Street
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Fine dining for that special occasion.
Ranked number 1 in TripAdvisor for restaurants here in Wellington. Offering upscale Seafood and Steaks. Reservations recommended as it is very popular.
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Ortega
16 Majoribanks St
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Ranked number 1 in TripAdvisor for restaurants here in Wellington. Offering upscale Seafood and Steaks. Reservations recommended as it is very popular.
Small restaurant near Weta Workshop. Offering a wide range of NZ food.
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Park Kitchen
6 Park Rd
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Small restaurant near Weta Workshop. Offering a wide range of NZ food.
Boutique wood fire pizza. Caters mostly to takeout but has a few stools if you wish to eat there.
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HELL Pizza Island Bay
129 The Parade
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Boutique wood fire pizza. Caters mostly to takeout but has a few stools if you wish to eat there.

Drinks & Nightlife

The place to be for nightlife. Or to watch sport on TV in a pub.
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Courtenay Place
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The place to be for nightlife. Or to watch sport on TV in a pub.
Come on down to Wellingtons favourite little party bar a mixture of Western and special events held throughout the year such as Octoberfest etc- they have a rotating roster of some of wellingtons best covers artists performing every Wednesday and Thursday.
El Horno
30 Courtenay Pl
Come on down to Wellingtons favourite little party bar a mixture of Western and special events held throughout the year such as Octoberfest etc- they have a rotating roster of some of wellingtons best covers artists performing every Wednesday and Thursday.
A typical neighborhood pub. If there is rugby on get there early to secure a seat and join in the fun watching it on the TV. A taste of NZ love of sport.
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Brooklyn Bar & Bistro
55 Cleveland St
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A typical neighborhood pub. If there is rugby on get there early to secure a seat and join in the fun watching it on the TV. A taste of NZ love of sport.

Parks & Nature

Right near us and on a fine day can’t beat the views. Great for a hike or a run especially in a sunny day. Visit the seal colony when they are here in season. May through to October but sometimes spotted outside these times. Bring a picnic to have along the way. About 45 Mins to an hour each way.
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Red Rocks - Pariwhero
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Right near us and on a fine day can’t beat the views. Great for a hike or a run especially in a sunny day. Visit the seal colony when they are here in season. May through to October but sometimes spotted outside these times. Bring a picnic to have along the way. About 45 Mins to an hour each way.
The views are amazing overlooking the entire city. Plenty of information boards to note where the city landmarks are. My favorite spot to watch fireworks when the city puts on a show to avoid the large downtown crowds.
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Mount Victoria Lookout
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The views are amazing overlooking the entire city. Plenty of information boards to note where the city landmarks are. My favorite spot to watch fireworks when the city puts on a show to avoid the large downtown crowds.
Every season has an explosion of color and different plants come to life. Lovely walks through beautiful surroundings.. Stop at their Rose Garden Cafe for a drink and a snack. I find the best way is to take the Cabke Car up one way and walk back down into the city.
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Wellington Botanic Garden
101 Glenmore St
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Every season has an explosion of color and different plants come to life. Lovely walks through beautiful surroundings.. Stop at their Rose Garden Cafe for a drink and a snack. I find the best way is to take the Cabke Car up one way and walk back down into the city.
Lovely on a nice day-Beach is very popular with city scenery in the backdrop.Take a walk along the beach and then get a gelato. Perfect way to spend time in the afternoon on a sunny day!
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Oriental Parade
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Lovely on a nice day-Beach is very popular with city scenery in the backdrop.Take a walk along the beach and then get a gelato. Perfect way to spend time in the afternoon on a sunny day!
The Brooklyn wind turbine walk is a 1.45 km (0.9 mi) uphill hike up to a wind turbine with gorgeous views along the way you can hear nature with birds singing. The path is a bit rugged in parts and requires some degree of fitness. You can also drive to the top.
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Wellington Wind Turbine
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The Brooklyn wind turbine walk is a 1.45 km (0.9 mi) uphill hike up to a wind turbine with gorgeous views along the way you can hear nature with birds singing. The path is a bit rugged in parts and requires some degree of fitness. You can also drive to the top.
There is a great website which explains this lovely hike that takes you from the city to our bay. Requires some level of fitness and allow 6 or 7 hours. Begin the hike by taking the bus into town. Please disregard the title which says it is in Kingston. It actually begins near Parliament. Best done November thru March.
City To Sea Walkway
There is a great website which explains this lovely hike that takes you from the city to our bay. Requires some level of fitness and allow 6 or 7 hours. Begin the hike by taking the bus into town. Please disregard the title which says it is in Kingston. It actually begins near Parliament. Best done November thru March.

Sightseeing

For Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Fans. Book a tour or just visit the gift shop and watch the 20 min free video. Have a photo taken with some of the icons from the movies.
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The Weta Cave
1 Weka St
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For Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Fans. Book a tour or just visit the gift shop and watch the 20 min free video. Have a photo taken with some of the icons from the movies.
Take a free tour. Booking suggested. Per website- Learn about how NZ politics work and it’s history. Hours of tours are 10 am to 4 pm and limited to 25 people. U can call or book online. Advanced tickets are advised. There are several tours ranging from 30 mins to 90. Per web site Explore parts of the Parliament buildings, learn about our parliamentary process and find out how you can participate in our democracy while accompanied by one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Along the way you will be able to see some of the many artworks and objects contained in the Parliamentary Collection.
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Parliament House
32 Molesworth St
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Take a free tour. Booking suggested. Per website- Learn about how NZ politics work and it’s history. Hours of tours are 10 am to 4 pm and limited to 25 people. U can call or book online. Advanced tickets are advised. There are several tours ranging from 30 mins to 90. Per web site Explore parts of the Parliament buildings, learn about our parliamentary process and find out how you can participate in our democracy while accompanied by one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Along the way you will be able to see some of the many artworks and objects contained in the Parliamentary Collection.
Offering cable car trip from city up to Kelburn and the Botanical Gardens. Can do a round trip or ride one way and walk back through the gardens to town which is a a 45 min walk.
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Lambton Quay - Cable Car Station
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Offering cable car trip from city up to Kelburn and the Botanical Gardens. Can do a round trip or ride one way and walk back through the gardens to town which is a a 45 min walk.
Take a walk through nature and hear and spot our native birds. Can take guided or self guided tours. One of most popular tourist destinations.
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ZEALANDIA
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Take a walk through nature and hear and spot our native birds. Can take guided or self guided tours. One of most popular tourist destinations.
See the top attractions of Wellington on a hop-on hop-off minivan tour that follows a 90 minute route throughout the capital city and its outskirts. You can hop off at any of the 11 stops to explore points of interest such as Mt Victoria Lookout, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden or the Te Papa museum on your own. Your guide points out sights such as Parliament & Old St Paul’s Church and the Cable Car on this small-group tour.
Wellington Hop On Hop Off Guided Tour
101 Wakefield St
See the top attractions of Wellington on a hop-on hop-off minivan tour that follows a 90 minute route throughout the capital city and its outskirts. You can hop off at any of the 11 stops to explore points of interest such as Mt Victoria Lookout, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden or the Te Papa museum on your own. Your guide points out sights such as Parliament & Old St Paul’s Church and the Cable Car on this small-group tour.

Arts & Culture

The top rated must do in Wellington. Amazing museum which highlights our history and our country. Special exhibits change. Entry to museum free. Special exhibit have a surcharge. Plan to spend a few hours here. Cute cafe upstairs. Has paid parking onsite.
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Museu da Nova Zelândia Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable St
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The top rated must do in Wellington. Amazing museum which highlights our history and our country. Special exhibits change. Entry to museum free. Special exhibit have a surcharge. Plan to spend a few hours here. Cute cafe upstairs. Has paid parking onsite.
Small cozy theatre featuring live plays with local Kiwi actors. You can book online.
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Circa Theatre
1 Taranaki St
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Small cozy theatre featuring live plays with local Kiwi actors. You can book online.

Shopping

Our local village shopping area with Supermarket. Pharmacy/Chemist. Cafes. Small boutique shops featuring Kiwi artists.
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Island Bay
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Our local village shopping area with Supermarket. Pharmacy/Chemist. Cafes. Small boutique shops featuring Kiwi artists.
Our main shopping street. Not a shopping mall.
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Lambton Quay
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Our main shopping street. Not a shopping mall.
Funky little shops that has local Kiwiana and lots of other quirky things. Fun to have a browse.
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Iko Iko
118 Cuba Mall
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Funky little shops that has local Kiwiana and lots of other quirky things. Fun to have a browse.
Second hand shop featuring a good range of vintage clothing. A bit on the expensive side.
Hunters & Collectors
134 Cuba St
Second hand shop featuring a good range of vintage clothing. A bit on the expensive side.
Low cost store which is part of a chain all over NZ. The best place to buy inexpensive things you may have forgot to pack.Our local version of a small Target or Walmart.
The Warehouse Lyall Bay
Low cost store which is part of a chain all over NZ. The best place to buy inexpensive things you may have forgot to pack.Our local version of a small Target or Walmart.
One of my favorite stores which features NZ made jewelry and handicrafts. There is something for everyone. Lovely to just go in and browse. Super helpful and friendly staff.
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The White Room Gallery
147 The Parade
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One of my favorite stores which features NZ made jewelry and handicrafts. There is something for everyone. Lovely to just go in and browse. Super helpful and friendly staff.
They feature the works of local and NZ artists through the gift shop and also operate a health and wellbeing Centre using natural therapies.
Koru hub gifts & wellbeing
147 The Parade
They feature the works of local and NZ artists through the gift shop and also operate a health and wellbeing Centre using natural therapies.
Large selection of NZ souvenirs under one roof. From trinkets to expensive ceramics and merino wool.
Souvenir Factory Shop
32 Tauhinu Rd
Large selection of NZ souvenirs under one roof. From trinkets to expensive ceramics and merino wool.

Entertainment & Activities

Local boutique cinema with cafe. Almost 100 years old. Has cheap Tuesday specials.
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Empire Cinema & Cafe Island Bay
214 The Parade
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Local boutique cinema with cafe. Almost 100 years old. Has cheap Tuesday specials.
Old iconic neighborhood cinema which also has a cafe. Can book online.
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Penthouse Cinema & Cafe
205 Ohiro Road
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Old iconic neighborhood cinema which also has a cafe. Can book online.
If you visit Wellington, you need to visit the Cuba Street district. It is very lively, and bohemian. A mixture of funky stores, cafes and restaurants. Friday night markets are also held here although check website to make sure they are running as holidays affect dates.
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Cuba Street
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If you visit Wellington, you need to visit the Cuba Street district. It is very lively, and bohemian. A mixture of funky stores, cafes and restaurants. Friday night markets are also held here although check website to make sure they are running as holidays affect dates.
Rent all your equipment for a dive in our local reserve. Also have dive classes and excursions.
Dive Wellington
432 The Esplanade
Rent all your equipment for a dive in our local reserve. Also have dive classes and excursions.
Another dive shop close by.
Island Bay Divers
353 The Parade
Another dive shop close by.
An eclectic 18 hole mini golf for the whole family comprised of items collected over the years from junkyards. I don’t think you will ever have seen such an unique course. Discount tickets sometimes available for internet. Look under bookme. I am unable to list entire web site due to regulations.
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Carlucci Land
280 Happy Valley Rd
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An eclectic 18 hole mini golf for the whole family comprised of items collected over the years from junkyards. I don’t think you will ever have seen such an unique course. Discount tickets sometimes available for internet. Look under bookme. I am unable to list entire web site due to regulations.
A non profit organization to educate and inspire people of all ages to learn more about our amine life. Check their web site for hours. Presently it is open day o. Sunday’s 10-3.
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Island Bay Marine Education Centre-Bait House Aquarium
212 The Esplanade
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A non profit organization to educate and inspire people of all ages to learn more about our amine life. Check their web site for hours. Presently it is open day o. Sunday’s 10-3.