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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.
Nature
“A short walk or longer hike, depending on where you park, this lookout provides an amazing 360 view of Welly.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This full supermarket is often referred to as New World Chaffers Street, even though its official address is Wakefield Street! New World Chaffers Street is about 9-10 minutes walk from City Bach. This modern, vibrant supermarket has anything you could wish for whether to feed a family, entertain, go on a picnic, or just simply self-catering if you're visiting Wellington. The delicatessen section is a winner. The food always looks to delicious. They usually give samples to try before you buy.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Something for everyone. A huge range of restaurants catering to all budgets, great bars etc”
  • 56 locals recommend
Tunnel
“Great vistas over Wellington. You could drive up through Roseneath or simply walk from Mt Victoria through the city streets and up through the bush ( the green belt). ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful on a sunny day. Swim, enjoy a coffee, take in the view. Only a few minutes away.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Lounge
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“$$-$$$ The best cocktails in town. Creative through classic, and that’s just the books on the shelves! Catch live jazz and enjoy a cheese board.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Spiritual home to LOTR's and the best cinematic experience in NZ and arguably the best in the world - be sure to see a movie in the Grand Auditorium ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Renovated for the final Lord of the Rings World Premiere, this gorgeous art deco theatre is a treat. The interior design is outstanding.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“I love that the menu is based on what produce is available today, including what fish has been caught. Anything that seasonal wins me over. What they do with the food is honest, and flavorful.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Another pre or post show offering - you can eat in the bar - waaaay out the back, or the restaurant, and they do fabulous snacks to share all Asian style and delicious. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Route
“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! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There’s a reason this place has been around for a while, if you want a quiet, more formal dinner but delicious local food, then I’d come here. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best place to get fish and chips however it is a bit pricey. Also I would not recommend the Hoki however any of the other fish are beautiful.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Good for any time of day, but especially in the morning. Close by at the top of Courtenay Place right next to the bus stop.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The Wellington Harbourside Market operates every Sunday. You cannot miss this wonderful weekly event! Cheap fresh farmers vegetables and endless food stalls with every type of cuisine you can imagine. Be sure to stop in to the big red Chinese dumpling trailer and ask for crispy fried dim sum!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Place to eat
“My favourite place to dine in town - Chow restaurant serves Fresh Asian Cuisine in a relaxed modern environment - is Vegan and Vegetarian friendly with gluten and dairy choices. They do 2 for 1 meals Monday and 2 for 1 cocktails Wednesday and Saturdays. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Lounge
“$$-$$$ The best cocktails in town. Creative through classic, and that’s just the books on the shelves! Catch live jazz and enjoy a cheese board.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There’s a reason this place has been around for a while, if you want a quiet, more formal dinner but delicious local food, then I’d come here. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best place to get fish and chips however it is a bit pricey. Also I would not recommend the Hoki however any of the other fish are beautiful.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Store
“Five Boroughs is a New York style diner located in Mount Victoria. Think Sloppy Joe's, pickles and Buttermilk Fried Chicken!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Delicious Asian food adding a modern twist. Known as much for their awesome cocktail menu as much as the food. This is on the pricey side of things so be warned.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“On Tuesday nights they host Mundo Lingo, where you can meet up with people from all over the world and practice a new language. You get a discount on the drinks when you participate!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Three enormous fridges full of beer, a menu with several pages for each style, good snacks and knowledgeable bar staff.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic asian fusion food with good specials - two for one meals on a monday or two for one cocktails on Wednesday and Saturday. Open until midnight”
  • 10 locals recommend

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