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Things to do in Maupuia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The famous Weta Cave Shop is the hub of Weta workshop tours in Miramar, Wellington at the Weta Cave you can snap a selfie with life sized sculptures, and wander through their mini-museum and watch exclusive documentary. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Café
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“Great food at this unassuming looking cafe. Sunny on a good day, inside tables on a bad day. An extensive cafe menu with burgers, brunch, seafood, vegan / gluten free option..something for everyone”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
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“$$$ Amazing brunch and lunch spot offering counter food and an a la carte menu. Catch the staff discussing famous faces or even spot one yourself. Right next to Weta Cave.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Building
“$$-$$$ The immersive Lord of The Rings studio and creative experience, now updated with Thunderbirds memorabilia. This can be accessed by foot (short 5-minute walk) or by car, though parking is limited. Purchase tickets online.​”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“This place has the best cheese scones in Wellington, and Scorching Bay has a beautiful sandy beach. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A chance to drive around the coast from the airport, through Seatoun, visit the Wahine Memorial, then stop for coffee or lunch in Scorching bay, Well worth the drive.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Beach
“The beach has reasonable size parking area, nice golden sand, a good grassy reserve area and small cafe located behind the beach. Scorching is a safe location for swimmers and limited swells and generally if there is a wave, conditions wouldn't be pleasant. The area has good rock fishing locations that are easily accessible and therefore the beach is popular year round.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“Huge marble monument where NZ first Prime Minister is buried. Great bush walk and fantastic view.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend
Sublocality
“The bay is a great place to spot little blue penguins, dolphins, orcas, fur seals and take in the shipping and ferry traffic coming in the entrance to Wellington's harbour.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Clear refreshing water laps pebbly beaches nestled beneath pohutakawa trees along this peaceful stretch of road.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“The home of PJ and Weta Production. Sadly you can not really visit it, just peek from outside.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Many people come to our neighborhood to walk along the sea. Enjoy the rocky coastline with pōhutukawas, small stone beaches, and large sand beaches. An excellent area for riding bikes. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you are a fan of Lord of Rings/Hobbit this is for you - it will give you an up close insight into the making of the hobbit”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Visit our friend Juliet Best’s Shelly Bay Gallery for some unique gifts and art easy to take home.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends