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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.

Museum
“Learn how the movie magic is made in Wellington, props, digital effects, Hobbit, LOTR, King Kong and Avatar, just to name a few classics.”
  • 87 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Café
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“One of our favourite cafes, really popular between locals and tourists as well. Families can enjoy the many many bikes left out for children to play. It is also a historical site, used to be be a military base. The food is also exceptional!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Café
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“The Larder is delicious. The food is scrumptious and the perfect serving. The service is great, you are made to feel welcome without being overbearing.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Building
“A very popular place to visit. Best to book - there's also a free shuttle travel service from the i-site visitor information office (20 minute walk away). ”
  • 30 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Café
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“Great Food, eggs on toast was perfect. Great spot on the water, reasonably sheltered from​ the wind. ”
  • 32 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
“This is one of our favourite beaches in the greater Welly region. Catch the bus or hitch a ride round, take a towel and a good book and get the world's thickest shake from Scortch-O-Rama! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“Huge marble monument where NZ first Prime Minister is buried. Great bush walk and fantastic view.”
  • 12 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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
Neighbourhood
“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
Establishment
“The home of PJ and Weta Production. Sadly you can not really visit it, just peek from outside.”
  • 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
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends