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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
“Take in the gorgeous views from the top of Mount Victoria then walk through the Green Belt (forest) into the city”
  • 95 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
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.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Tunnel
“Iconic views of Wellington. Popular tourist spot. See my pin for Te Ahumairangi Hill Lookout— with better views minus the crowds :)”
  • 48 locals recommend
Beach
“You can’t beat Wellington on a sunny day! This inner city beach is a favourite among locals and visitors. Relaxed atmosphere, with a few surrounding eateries. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
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Lounge
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“I go here for some delish desert..its on the 3rd storey of some dinghy entrance off Courtney Place, like a secret spot.. but dont let that fool you..., its cosy, warm and has a chillout vibe - decorated like a library with books all around and comfy sofas to lounge...cool place to hangout.. check out website for opening hours”
  • 53 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.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The fish fish and seafood restaurant in Wellington. Another of our 'treat' restaurants. Excellent food, service and location. Fantastic bar menu also - come early and enjoy a drink (or two) at the bar before dinner. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This is one of our favorite restaurants and all our guests who have visited based on our recommendations have never been disappointed. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This upmarket version of a NZ Fish and Chip shop serves fresh local products. They have a lunch special daily. Large variety of fresh fish cooked to order. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Always an excellent meal; very small so get there early or book. Typical kiwi local & fresh, great wine list and cocktails.”
  • 19 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
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
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
Entertainment
“If you want a theatre experience that strays off the beaten path hit up BATS. Prices are low, entertainment value is 👌🏽”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Lounge
“I go here for some delish desert..its on the 3rd storey of some dinghy entrance off Courtney Place, like a secret spot.. but dont let that fool you..., its cosy, warm and has a chillout vibe - decorated like a library with books all around and comfy sofas to lounge...cool place to hangout.. check out website for opening hours”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This upmarket version of a NZ Fish and Chip shop serves fresh local products. They have a lunch special daily. Large variety of fresh fish cooked to order. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Always an excellent meal; very small so get there early or book. Typical kiwi local & fresh, great wine list and cocktails.”
  • 19 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.”
  • 11 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
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

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