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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.
Indie Movie Theatre
“Lovely little cinema, comfortable chairs, range of beverages and food at small cafe inside but pricey. Smuggle your own Jaffas in! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“This place has a great ambience and is set up as a neighbourhood tavern. Very much alive.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Tasty Turkish food that's easy on the budget. Also BYO drinks at no extra charge.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“One of the great Italian restaurants - family friendly, everything made in house and good place to go to also pick up ltalian dry goods. Local Island Bay family run restaurant. Need a car. Good for brunch and lunch, authentic Italian pizzas and pastas. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“This is a beautiful area to explore if you are visiting in Wellington. Stunning little spot close to the main road. Lots of small walks up the hills from here. I highly recommend the waterfall track, takes about 10 minutes to get to the very picturesque cascade waterfall.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy shared plates and delicious cocktails. They also offer 2for1 cocktails on Wednesday. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Major grocery store down the west end - stock up on supplies here. There is a pharmacy on site too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Good coffee, nice selection of cakes, smoothies etc Friendly service and in the heart of Petone”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Speight’s Ale House brings the strong traditions of legendary Southern Hospitality to the Hutt Valley. It offers a friendly and warm atmosphere, and are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“... more like the best Delicatessen in the region! ... they offer you a free coffee while you're shopping! Careful you could spend a lot here!! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“our local souvenir shop but it holds much more...local artisans sell their art and craft here... it has some interesting stuff and you can usually find some lovely NZ crafted gifts”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 4 locals recommend
Laundry
“DIY laundry .... open 6am - 10pm 7 days a week. Big fast dryers available if needed.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great value for money and delicious food. Caution that there mild comes with a kick! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Small and young, this little cafe does offer raw health food options. The smoothies are great.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Tasty Turkish food that's easy on the budget. Also BYO drinks at no extra charge.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“One of the great Italian restaurants - family friendly, everything made in house and good place to go to also pick up ltalian dry goods. Local Island Bay family run restaurant. Need a car. Good for brunch and lunch, authentic Italian pizzas and pastas. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy shared plates and delicious cocktails. They also offer 2for1 cocktails on Wednesday. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Speight’s Ale House brings the strong traditions of legendary Southern Hospitality to the Hutt Valley. It offers a friendly and warm atmosphere, and are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great value for money and delicious food. Caution that there mild comes with a kick! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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