Guidebook for Wellington

Amanda
Guidebook for Wellington

Food Scene

One of the best coffee bars in Wellington - a must visit for true coffee lovers!
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The Hangar
119 Dixon St
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One of the best coffee bars in Wellington - a must visit for true coffee lovers!
Amazing food and a gorgeous courtyard out the back - another one of our favourites.
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Olive Restaurant
170-172 Cuba St
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Amazing food and a gorgeous courtyard out the back - another one of our favourites.
A popular cafe - I love the locally made coffee and food here. You get great service every time - even when they are crazy busy! The perfect place for brunch.
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Caffe L'affare
27 College St
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A popular cafe - I love the locally made coffee and food here. You get great service every time - even when they are crazy busy! The perfect place for brunch.
One of my favourite places to eat, with a great selection of cocktails as well. Even better - 241 meals on Mondays and 241 cocktails on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Chow Tory
45 Tory St
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One of my favourite places to eat, with a great selection of cocktails as well. Even better - 241 meals on Mondays and 241 cocktails on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Delicious fresh local produce and interesting dishes, plus great coffee - perfect for breakfast or lunch!
Ti Kouka Cafe
76 Willis St
Delicious fresh local produce and interesting dishes, plus great coffee - perfect for breakfast or lunch!
One of Wellington's best loved cafes - a huge selection of food, amazing cakes & treats and great coffee!
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Fidel's Cafe
234 Cuba St
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One of Wellington's best loved cafes - a huge selection of food, amazing cakes & treats and great coffee!
The most delicious Italian food!
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Scopa
141 Cuba Street
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The most delicious Italian food!
Beautiful food, great service and the hot chocolate is one of my favourites in Wellington - practically a dessert on it's own!;)
Duke Carvell's Swan Lane Emporium
3 Swan Ln
Beautiful food, great service and the hot chocolate is one of my favourites in Wellington - practically a dessert on it's own!;)
If you have a car, this is a fantastic place to come for breakfast or lunch (& amazing milkshakes!). On a nice day be sure to take a table outside with views of Scorching Bay.
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Scorch O Rama
497 Karaka Bay Rd
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If you have a car, this is a fantastic place to come for breakfast or lunch (& amazing milkshakes!). On a nice day be sure to take a table outside with views of Scorching Bay.
A fresh, healthy and flavour-filled menu - I love this place for a good brunch or dinner!
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Loretta
181 Cuba St
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A fresh, healthy and flavour-filled menu - I love this place for a good brunch or dinner!
One of our favourites burger places in Wellington. Casual dining from a food truck on Cuba Street!
257 Cuba St
257 Cuba Street
One of our favourites burger places in Wellington. Casual dining from a food truck on Cuba Street!
One of our all-time favourites! They have a huge menu filled with a delicious range of Asian-fusion food. There are also loads of different cocktails to try - love it!
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Monsoon Poon
12 Blair St
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One of our all-time favourites! They have a huge menu filled with a delicious range of Asian-fusion food. There are also loads of different cocktails to try - love it!
Amazing coffee, amazing food. The perfect place for brunch!
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Neo Cafe & Eatery
132 Willis St
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Amazing coffee, amazing food. The perfect place for brunch!
Wellington waterfront is the perfect spot to chill on a sunny day - and the gelato from here is the best! Coffee is good too!
49/77 Jervois Quay
Wellington waterfront is the perfect spot to chill on a sunny day - and the gelato from here is the best! Coffee is good too!
The BEST pizza in Wellington! (in our opinion;)
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Pizza Pomodoro
13 Leeds St
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The BEST pizza in Wellington! (in our opinion;)
Gorgeous cafe and a great menu- from breakfast to dinner and dessert!
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Floriditas
161 Cuba St
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Gorgeous cafe and a great menu- from breakfast to dinner and dessert!
One of the best restaurants in Wellington - amazing food & a great atmosphere!
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Ortega
16 Majoribanks St
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One of the best restaurants in Wellington - amazing food & a great atmosphere!
A beautiful seasonal menu with lots of vegetarian options and good coffee
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Nikau Cafe
101 Wakefield St
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A beautiful seasonal menu with lots of vegetarian options and good coffee
Sea views and some of the best brunch options in Wellington. Well worth the short drive out here if you have a car. Overlooks Lyall bay - a lovely white sand beach which can get some good surf too!
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Maranui Cafe
7A Lyall Parade
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Sea views and some of the best brunch options in Wellington. Well worth the short drive out here if you have a car. Overlooks Lyall bay - a lovely white sand beach which can get some good surf too!
Love the food here! It is quite cosy and can get really busy but the cocktails are fab and they won 'best burger' for Wellington on a Plate 2015.
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Egmont Street Eatery
11 Egmont St
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Love the food here! It is quite cosy and can get really busy but the cocktails are fab and they won 'best burger' for Wellington on a Plate 2015.
Great food, coffee and local beer! Love the outdoor seating area and super friendly staff. From brunch to dinner - it's all delicious... save room for dessert!
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The Bresolin
278 Willis St
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Great food, coffee and local beer! Love the outdoor seating area and super friendly staff. From brunch to dinner - it's all delicious... save room for dessert!
Superb grilled meats... and beer! ;)
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Grill Meats Beer
227 Cuba St
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Superb grilled meats... and beer! ;)
Great mexican food!
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Mexico Wellington
41 Dixon St
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Great mexican food!
A place for foodies! Has a bit of a crazy, noisy atmosphere but incredible food and cocktails.
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Charley Noble
1 Post Office Square
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A place for foodies! Has a bit of a crazy, noisy atmosphere but incredible food and cocktails.
A Wellington institution! Brunch, dinner, drinks - it's all amazing. A must visit!
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Matterhorn
106 Cuba St
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A Wellington institution! Brunch, dinner, drinks - it's all amazing. A must visit!
One of our favourite spots for Indian cuisine!
Great India Restaurant
141 Manners St
One of our favourite spots for Indian cuisine!
A fabulous range of cabinet food - perfect to take away for a picnic at the waterfront or botanic gardens!
Dixon Street Delicatessen
45 Dixon St
A fabulous range of cabinet food - perfect to take away for a picnic at the waterfront or botanic gardens!
Health-food heaven! Can be quite busy around lunchtime but the fresh salads, raw slices and delish smoothies are worth it! Lots of dairy & gluten free/paleo friendly options.
Seize
117 Lambton Quay
Health-food heaven! Can be quite busy around lunchtime but the fresh salads, raw slices and delish smoothies are worth it! Lots of dairy & gluten free/paleo friendly options.
Beaut cocktails, a great vibe and deliciously fresh Asian fusion food
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Dragonfly
70 Courtenay Pl
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Beaut cocktails, a great vibe and deliciously fresh Asian fusion food
Fine dining quality food in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere just next door. The menu is interesting and changes often. For a special occasion, the 7 course degustation is just perfect- highly recommend!
Jano Bistro
270 Willis St
Fine dining quality food in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere just next door. The menu is interesting and changes often. For a special occasion, the 7 course degustation is just perfect- highly recommend!
Fantastic Cambodian cuisine!
Siem Reap Restaurant
99 Dixon St
Fantastic Cambodian cuisine!
Delicious, well priced Malaysian cuisine. Can be quite busy as it's a popular place!
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Little Penang
175 Victoria St
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Delicious, well priced Malaysian cuisine. Can be quite busy as it's a popular place!
Loads of vegan, GF, DF options (try the vegan chocolate cake or vegetarian nachos!). A great place to chill with an eclectic arcade atmosphere.
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Midnight Espresso
178 Cuba St
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Loads of vegan, GF, DF options (try the vegan chocolate cake or vegetarian nachos!). A great place to chill with an eclectic arcade atmosphere.
Delicious range of Italian tapas and sharing plates - love the food, atmosphere and service from here!
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Ombra
199 Cuba St
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Delicious range of Italian tapas and sharing plates - love the food, atmosphere and service from here!
Delicious, cheap & cheerful vegetarian/vegan food
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Aunty Mena's Vegetarian Restaurant & Cafe
167 Cuba St
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Delicious, cheap & cheerful vegetarian/vegan food
Great place for a coffee!
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Prefab
14 Jessie St
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Great place for a coffee!
Amazing cakes and treats with a twist! Try one of their brownies - salted caramel, kit kat or peanut butter... SO good!! They have lots of vegan, paleo and gluten free options too.
142 Willis St
Amazing cakes and treats with a twist! Try one of their brownies - salted caramel, kit kat or peanut butter... SO good!! They have lots of vegan, paleo and gluten free options too.

Drinks & Nightlife

Amazing selection of local beers (you can ask to sample first!) and awesome pizza (brought across from Pizza Pomodoro next door)
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Golding's Free Dive
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Amazing selection of local beers (you can ask to sample first!) and awesome pizza (brought across from Pizza Pomodoro next door)
Perfect spot for drinks - the salted caramel rum is a must try!
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C.G.R. Merchant & Co.
44 Courtenay Pl
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Perfect spot for drinks - the salted caramel rum is a must try!
A great little place for a quiet drink!
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Hawthorn Lounge
82 Tory St
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A great little place for a quiet drink!
The main street for a night out in Wellington - plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from!
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Courtenay Place
Courtenay Place
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The main street for a night out in Wellington - plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from!
Perfect for casual drinks or a meal with a lovely courtyard out the back, they often have live music as well!
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Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant
39 Abel Smith St
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Perfect for casual drinks or a meal with a lovely courtyard out the back, they often have live music as well!
Craft beers, beanbags on the lawn and a great atmosphere - the perfect place to chill on a sunny day!
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The Rogue & Vagabond
18 Garrett St
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Craft beers, beanbags on the lawn and a great atmosphere - the perfect place to chill on a sunny day!
A cosy bar with loads of character. On Tuesdays they do 2 for 1 desserts (highly recommend the chocolate fondant!) and on Wednesdays it's 2 for 1 cocktails. They often have live music on Fridays too!
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The Library
53 Courtenay Pl
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A cosy bar with loads of character. On Tuesdays they do 2 for 1 desserts (highly recommend the chocolate fondant!) and on Wednesdays it's 2 for 1 cocktails. They often have live music on Fridays too!
A huge selection of NZ craft beers, international beer, craft cider and New Zealand wines. Food is good too!
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Little Beer Quarter
6 Edward St
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A huge selection of NZ craft beers, international beer, craft cider and New Zealand wines. Food is good too!
A great spot for craft beer lovers
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Hashigo Zake
25 Taranaki St
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A great spot for craft beer lovers
Awesome mexican!
Pan De Muerto
82 Tory St
Awesome mexican!
Gorgeous wee bar, slightly hidden behind busy Cuba Street. Love the tapas here!
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Havana Bar
34 Wigan St
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Gorgeous wee bar, slightly hidden behind busy Cuba Street. Love the tapas here!
Great food and a beaut place to grab a drink on a sunny day... relax in a bean bag on the lawn right next to the water front!
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St John's Bar and Restaurant
5 Cable St
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Great food and a beaut place to grab a drink on a sunny day... relax in a bean bag on the lawn right next to the water front!
Just down the road from home; this place is cosy and relaxed - a great place to sample some Tuatara beer (brewed on site!). Generally a lot less busy than the bars on Cuba St.
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Tuatara Brewery
7 Sheffield St
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Just down the road from home; this place is cosy and relaxed - a great place to sample some Tuatara beer (brewed on site!). Generally a lot less busy than the bars on Cuba St.
Great local beers, great vibe. Lots of different options on tap!
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Garage Project Taproom: 91 Aro
91 Aro St
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Great local beers, great vibe. Lots of different options on tap!
Have a drink or two on the roof and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere
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The Arborist Rooftop Bar
166 Willis St
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Have a drink or two on the roof and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere
Another of the city's great rooftop bars!
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Dirty Little Secret
54 Taranaki St
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Another of the city's great rooftop bars!

Everything Else

So many amazing cafes and restaurants, vintage shops, art galleries and record stores - there's always something new to see here
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Cuba Mall
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So many amazing cafes and restaurants, vintage shops, art galleries and record stores - there's always something new to see here
Loads of different stalls with live music, delicious cheap eats and street performers! Friday nights on Left Bank (just off Cuba St) and Saturday nights down lower Cuba St.
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Wellington Night Market
Service Ln
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Loads of different stalls with live music, delicious cheap eats and street performers! Friday nights on Left Bank (just off Cuba St) and Saturday nights down lower Cuba St.
On Sundays - Fresh produce, flowers, locally made artisan goodies and various food trucks situated by the beautiful harbour. Grab some lunch and check out City Market next door while you're there!
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Harbourside Market Wellington
Cable Street
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On Sundays - Fresh produce, flowers, locally made artisan goodies and various food trucks situated by the beautiful harbour. Grab some lunch and check out City Market next door while you're there!
On Saturdays - Locally made handcrafted goods, food and more!
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Wellington Underground Market
102 Oriental Parade
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On Saturdays - Locally made handcrafted goods, food and more!
Hand crafted truffles, hot chocolates and artisan blocks - WCF is a must visit for chocolate lovers!! The bars of salted caramel brittle are a personal favourite.
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Wellington Chocolate Factory
5 Eva St
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Hand crafted truffles, hot chocolates and artisan blocks - WCF is a must visit for chocolate lovers!! The bars of salted caramel brittle are a personal favourite.
My local hot yoga studio - love it!
Yoga for the People
133-139 Tory St
My local hot yoga studio - love it!
The most amazing handmade dumplings!!
House of Dumplings
117 Taranaki St
The most amazing handmade dumplings!!
The main shopping area in town for high street stores. Recommend walking down via Cuba and Victoria Street to visit some gorgeous independent boutiques and high fashion labels on the way.
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Lambton Quay
Lambton Quay
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The main shopping area in town for high street stores. Recommend walking down via Cuba and Victoria Street to visit some gorgeous independent boutiques and high fashion labels on the way.
Amazing waffles! Loads of different toppings to choose from
The Little Waffle Shop
53 Courtenay Pl
Amazing waffles! Loads of different toppings to choose from
Freshly baked bread, french pastries and tarts - perfect for breakfast and right next door!
Le Moulin Bakery
248 Willis St
Freshly baked bread, french pastries and tarts - perfect for breakfast and right next door!
An excellent hot yoga studio with loads of different classes available
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Hot Yoga Wellington (Wakefield St)
250G Wakefield St
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An excellent hot yoga studio with loads of different classes available
The most beautiful place to browse some designer shops or even just have a coffee or bite to eat!
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Shopping center Old Bank Arcade
233-237 Lambton Quay
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The most beautiful place to browse some designer shops or even just have a coffee or bite to eat!
Our inner city beach! On a busy day it will be packed but is a great place to relax in the sun (grab a coffee/gelato from Kaffee Eis!)
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Oriental Bay
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Our inner city beach! On a busy day it will be packed but is a great place to relax in the sun (grab a coffee/gelato from Kaffee Eis!)
Browse the national gallery, have a picnic lunch on the grassed area, chill out at the waterfront or visit Te Papa just over the bridge. Plenty of cafes around too!
Te Ngākau Civic Square
Browse the national gallery, have a picnic lunch on the grassed area, chill out at the waterfront or visit Te Papa just over the bridge. Plenty of cafes around too!
The sweetest little laneway runs between Eva and Leeds Streets - visit here for some gorgeous local food and drinks... Fix and Fogg, Six Barrel Soda, Leeds St Bakery, Cafe Lala and more!
Eva Street
Eva Street
The sweetest little laneway runs between Eva and Leeds Streets - visit here for some gorgeous local food and drinks... Fix and Fogg, Six Barrel Soda, Leeds St Bakery, Cafe Lala and more!
Great little brewery if you're after some local craft beer!
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Parrotdog Brewery
66 Kingsford Smith St
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Great little brewery if you're after some local craft beer!

Sightseeing

Perfect for a walk or run around the bays. Grab a gelato or hire a crocodile bike by Chaffers Marina!
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Oriental Parade
Oriental Parade
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Perfect for a walk or run around the bays. Grab a gelato or hire a crocodile bike by Chaffers Marina!
A lesser known gem - just a short walk up to the top of a hill for some lovely views of Wellington. It's not often very busy up here in comparison to Mt Vic - perfect spot for a picnic.
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Memorial Massey
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A lesser known gem - just a short walk up to the top of a hill for some lovely views of Wellington. It's not often very busy up here in comparison to Mt Vic - perfect spot for a picnic.
Amazing views of the city and harbour - cool to visit day or night. You can walk up or drive to the top, highly recommend going at dusk on a clear night!
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Lookout Road
Lookout Road
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Amazing views of the city and harbour - cool to visit day or night. You can walk up or drive to the top, highly recommend going at dusk on a clear night!
Perfect for a ride up to the botanic gardens where you'll find gorgeous views, gardens and walks. You can get a return ticket or just go one way and walk back down to town in about 20 -25 mins.
280 Lambton Quay
Perfect for a ride up to the botanic gardens where you'll find gorgeous views, gardens and walks. You can get a return ticket or just go one way and walk back down to town in about 20 -25 mins.
A variety of nature walks and an adult sized flying fox!
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Central Park (opposite) station
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A variety of nature walks and an adult sized flying fox!
Beautiful gardens, walks and amazing views of the city
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Jardim Botânico Wellington
101 Glenmore St
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Beautiful gardens, walks and amazing views of the city
Beautiful bush walks and native wildlife - a range of tracks to suit everyone. They also do night tours.
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ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary
53 Waiapu Road
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Beautiful bush walks and native wildlife - a range of tracks to suit everyone. They also do night tours.

Arts & Culture

The most adorable cinema complex - small theatres with mini couches and fab refreshments. Grab a drink or meal from Havana bar across the street for a great night out. Cheap tickets on Tuesdays.
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Light House Cuba
29 Wigan St
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The most adorable cinema complex - small theatres with mini couches and fab refreshments. Grab a drink or meal from Havana bar across the street for a great night out. Cheap tickets on Tuesdays.
Both the cinema and the bar underneath are fabulous!
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BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
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Both the cinema and the bar underneath are fabulous!
Beautifully restored art deco theatre with incredible artwork and sculptures on display and an amazing restaurant attached (Coco at the Roxy). A must visit!
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The Roxy Cinema
5 Park Rd
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Beautifully restored art deco theatre with incredible artwork and sculptures on display and an amazing restaurant attached (Coco at the Roxy). A must visit!
A great way to spend a rainy day! This is our national museum - lots of free things to see and there is always a couple of special exhibitions on as well. The recent ANZAC display is worth a visit.
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Te Papa Museum station
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A great way to spend a rainy day! This is our national museum - lots of free things to see and there is always a couple of special exhibitions on as well. The recent ANZAC display is worth a visit.
For movie fans - you can book in for a behind the scenes tour of Weta Workshop and/or visit the Weta Cave
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Weta Workshop
21 Camperdown Rd
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For movie fans - you can book in for a behind the scenes tour of Weta Workshop and/or visit the Weta Cave

Essentials

Closest supermarket
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New World Willis Street Metro
70 Willis St
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Closest supermarket
A huge range of fresh produce, bakery goods, gourmet treats and lots of local artisan products. A foodies heaven!
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Moore Wilson's
College Street
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A huge range of fresh produce, bakery goods, gourmet treats and lots of local artisan products. A foodies heaven!

Shopping

Visit this food court for some cheap eats - loads of different cuisines
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Capital Market
151 Willis St
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Visit this food court for some cheap eats - loads of different cuisines