More about Wellington

There is lots to do in Wellington.  We recommend you stay at least two nights - or even more!

Our accommodation is located in the Cuba and Te Aro Quarters, close to Victoria and Massey Universities, great shopping and a range of funky bars or cafes.  Te Papa, our national museum, is only 20 minutes walk away for each of our locations, and Oriental Bay and the ever changing waterfront precinct is close too.

We are within the vibrant café culture of the capital city. Cuba Street and Courtney Place, with its restaurants, nightlife, theatres and galleries is only a few minutes walk.  We have listed our favourites below.

See below for links about Wellington.

Wellington Tourism Links

Local food joints

  • Wellington Night Markets - Friday and Saturday on Cuba Street
  • Raglan Roast - The best, and cheapest coffee in Wellington. Our secret - 2 minutes walk from cottages!
  • Aro Cafe - Real local cafe, great coffee and food. Hidden in Aro Street. 5 mins walk from townhouse.
  • Logan Brown - NZ Supreme Restaurant of the Year winner
  • Garage Project - brewery in derelict gas station in Aro Valley. A local obsession for some.
  • Matterhorn - A Wellington institution, and voted NZ's best bar!
  • Fidels - A funky cafe open day and night
  • Loretta's - Cuba Street cafe
  • The Bresolin - Restaurant of famous (in NZ) TV brothers next to City Townhouse and City Studio
  • Kaffe Eis - Ice cream and gelato!

Local entertainment

  • Garage Project - local brewery in derelict gas station and workshop with colourful history. Bar closeby. Aro Valley - 5 minutes walk.
  • Lighthouse Cinema - Boutique cinema just 5 minutes walk away
  • Bats Theatre - Developmental New Zealand Theatre
  • Southern Cross - Nearby pub. Monday night knitting circle to weekend live music. It’s all FREE!