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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.
Park
“Good walks through the bush, you can incorporate the cable car and carter observatory as part of this”
  • 91 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Touristy but fun! Takes you from Lambton Quay (a good shopping street) up to the top of the Botanic Gardens, great views and you can walk back down stopping at the Rose Garden for a bite to eat on the way.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Transportation
“Take a ride from Kelburn to the City with a great overview of the city. Cable car museum, Carter observatory and Botanic garden are closed to each other and you can walk between the places.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Out observatory in the heart of Wellington. Be sure to use the cable car to access this wonderful museum. Great for the kids! Tip: Make sure to go at night. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“This is in the middle of the botanical gardens and close to the cable car. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cable Car
“ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, 6 of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Quality, inexpensive, tasty pizza. A short walk down to the local shops or delivered to your door. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Its just a 5 minute drive and you can go there and get an evening meal when you arrive if you are coming near dinner time. You can also get take away. So convenient and the service is fantastic”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Stunning Botanic Gardens - don't miss out on the Rose Gardens and Picnic Cafe on a sunny day. Catch the Cable Car up from Lambton Quay or go the other way via bus #8 from Courtenay Place.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Excellent selection of burgers and various fries. Can get very busy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights - best to preorder for pick up.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Milk, bread, wine and all other absolutely essentials! Only about 700m from us.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mountain
“This is one my favourite walk and it just happens to be situated at the top of Wadestown hill. The view of Wellington is beautiful.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“A great walk, and the reward of stunning views at the top. Part of the Northern Walkway.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Quality, inexpensive, tasty pizza. A short walk down to the local shops or delivered to your door. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Its just a 5 minute drive and you can go there and get an evening meal when you arrive if you are coming near dinner time. You can also get take away. So convenient and the service is fantastic”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Excellent selection of burgers and various fries. Can get very busy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights - best to preorder for pick up.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great local fish and chip shop. Even on Friday nights you can order and have your fish and chips within 10 minutes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Classic Kiwi fish and chips are sold here, wouldn't be an NZ experience without trying some of these”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Awesome cafe right at the top of the cable car station. Take the cable car from Lambton Quay, all the way up to the final station and have your breakfast or lunch or morning/ afternoon coffee & cakes. Enjoy amazing views and good food! Closes early (like 4pm so go earlier!)”
  • 1 local recommends

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