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Wellington

Wellington is a bustling harbour city of tucked-away bars, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. It's home to Parliament, a historic cable car ride, botanical gardens and glorious views.
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Kirkcaldie & Stains

Local Tip Head to the second floor to take and break from shopping and enjoy a coffee at the 'K&S Café'.

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Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Local Tip Time your visit for a "Species Talk" or "Walk & Talk" tour. You'll be able to explore the lower valley on a gentle, fully-guided 45-minute stroll, or learn about the incredible wealth of wildlife that call...

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Wellington Night Market

Wellington Night Market

31 Oct

The bright lights, delicious smells and buzzing atmosphere of night markets so familiar throughout Asia has arrived in Wellington. The Wellington Night Market, in Left Bank Arcade off Cuba St, is offering people the chance to experience a variety of foods, shop for jewellery and clothing, and hear live music performed every Friday... more »

Wellington Underground Market

Wellington Underground Market

1 Nov

This vibrant market is one of Wellington's top shopping and visitor destinations and is fast becoming known as the place Wellingtonians love to come to shop, meet and eat. Best of all the market is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm, rain, hail or shine because it's all undercover! At the market, which serves as a springboard for... more »

Hill Street Farmers' Market

Hill Street Farmers' Market

2 Nov

Have you ever wondered where the broccoli you were eating was grown, or who caught that fish you’re preparing? Or have you simply thought it would be great to support local producers? Well, the Hill Street Farmers’ Market is giving Wellingtonians a chance to buy local. The market is held every Saturday morning, rain or shine, and helps... more »

City Market

City Market

2 Nov

The City Market is a fantastic weekly food market – a farmer’s market, but not as you know it. The City Market pops up on Sundays, undercover in the atrium of the landmark Chaffers Dock Building. Situated on the capital’s beautiful waterfront, the City Market is home to Wellington’s best providores – real people with authentic... more »

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Dockside Restaurant and Bar

Dockside Restaurant & Bar offers a unique contrast of old and new in a historic building with a contemporary feel. more »

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Dockside Restaurant and Bar

Dockside Restaurant & Bar offers a unique contrast of old and new in a historic building with a contemporary feel. more »

Wellington Photos

Oriental Bay

Oriental Bay

Wellington Harbour

Wellington Harbour

The Tail of the Whale

The Tail of the Whale

Days Bay

Days Bay

Cable Car Street Sign

Cable Car Street Sign

Botanic Garden Flowers

Botanic Garden Flowers

Whitby Lakes

Whitby Lakes

Victoria Peak Lookout

Victoria Peak Lookout

Raumati Beach, Kapiti Coast - Photo Jonathan Hann

Raumati Beach, Kapiti Coast - Photo Jonathan Hann

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