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Best Bars in Wellington

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Best Bars in Wellington

Historic tavern in Thorndon, minutes from Westpac Stadium. Original features, plus gastropub dining, monthly poetry & quiz nights, function room and boutique conference facilities. The Thistle Inn is New Zealand's oldest surviving tavern dating back to 1840. Enjoy a cold beer or a local vintage in the beautifully polished interior which effortlessly blends the charm of traditional wooden fl... More info

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The Library is tucked away in the centre of Wellington's lively Courtenay Place. The name gives the style of the decor away. It's a cosy, atmospheric bar that is a popular spot to let your hair down. The fun bar offers a good selection of cocktails including the ' Lower Hutt Lemon Meringue' and a 'Watermelon Margarita', along with a carefully selected wine list. The food menu concentrates on sma... More info

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Foxglove Bar & Kitchen is a large and spacious bar and restaurant  that overlooks the harbour on Wellington's waterfront.   The ground floor restaurant enjoys expansive views of the harbour and seats up to 40 guests. For larger groups, a table of 14 can be seated on the banquet table. There is also the option of hosting groups and events with a set menu (up to 34 people) in the upst... More info

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Passionate and committed to serving a quality selection of beers in the right way. In fact, a huge selection, with over 150 different beers from around New Zealand and the world. Tasty food is on hand as well. The Malthouse strives to offer a diverse selection of beers to suit a variety of palettes. Enjoy sampling pilsners, pale ales and porters from twenty countries. You can savour a decadent ch... More info

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Havana Bar and Cafe is an award winning cocktail bar and restaurant in the Te Aro district of Wellington. The menu features spanish styled tapas and hosts live music. Inspired by Spain's dining culture, Havana serves classic spanish tapas dishes to enjoy with drinks in the bar. Next door, guest can enjoy international and seasonal dishes that are designed for sharing. The drinks menu is extensive... More info

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Enjoy food, drinks and a brand of hospitality you won't find anywhere else but the Bangalore Polo Club. There is nowhere else in Wellington quite like the Bangalore Polo Club. Honouring the 150-year legacy of the Bangalore Badgers, this unique restaurant/bar evokes images of the bygone colonial era. The rich and colourful history of the club and its founders - the Count, Brigadier Grimshaw, the M... More info

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The Hawthorn Lounge oozes style, taking visitors back in time to the sophisticated 1920s surroundings of a gentleman's club. The lounge, tucked away in Wellington's Tory Street, is one of the city's hidden gems and the bar offers a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Snappily dressed staff provide an array of cocktails that can be chosen from a menu or made to order if guests kn... More info

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

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Wellington's most iconic and celebrated institution, Te Papa Tongarewa (Maori for "container of treasures") is New Zealand's national museum..........

Wellington Botanic Garden

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25 hectares of beautiful gardens, forest, plants, and interesting sculptures. Easy access via the cable car and offering some of the city's most spectacular views..........

Mount Victoria Lookout

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Mount Victoria, a short drive from Wellington's central business district, offers spectacular views of the capital city..........

Parliament Buildings

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Every day, and on the hour, free 60 minute tours offer you the chance to see areas of interest in the Parliament buildings and learn about some of the key parliamentary p...

Old St Paul's

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Built in the 1860s, Old St Paul's remains one of the capital's finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture.......

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

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Wellington's most iconic and celebrated institution, Te Papa Tongarewa (Maori for "container of treasures") is New Zealand's national museum..........

Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience

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Nestled beside a beautiful, tranquil reservoir, Zealandia Karori Sanctuary occupies a stunning eco-world of its own, just ten minutes from the centre of Wellington.......

Wellington Zoo

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Wellington Zoo offers visitors a sense of fun and wonder. It's also a place to learn and appreciate the need to build a sustainable co-existence between people and wild...

Carter Observatory

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Located in Wellington's Botanic Gardens, the Carter Observatory takes visitors on a trip to the stars. The observatory is the longest serving observatory in New Zealand.....

Adrenalin Forest

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Get down and dirty at New Zealand's largest Adrenalin Forest adventure park with testing aerial and land-based challenges for all the family.............

Must See Places For First Timers

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Must See Places For First Timers
Wellington's most iconic and celebrated institution, Te Papa Tongarewa (Maori for "container of treasures") is New Zealand's national museum..........

Wellington Botanic Garden

Must See Places For First Timers
25 hectares of beautiful gardens, forest, plants, and interesting sculptures. Easy access via the cable car and offering some of the city's most spectacular views..........

Mount Victoria Lookout

Must See Places For First Timers
Mount Victoria, a short drive from Wellington's central business district, offers spectacular views of the capital city..........

Parliament Buildings

Must See Places For First Timers
Every day, and on the hour, free 60 minute tours offer you the chance to see areas of interest in the Parliament buildings and learn about some of the key parliamentary p...

Wellington Cable Car

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No trip to Wellington is complete without a ride on the famous Cable Car. It has been running since 1902, and whilst the cars themselves have changed, the route remains....

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Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

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Exquisite fine dining opposite Wellington Harbour in this third floor restaurant inside the Museum Art Hotel. Stunning, ornate decor, five-star service and food that look...

Boulcott Street Bistro

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The Boulcott Street Bistro has been a fixture in central Wellington since 1991 and offers casual dining at lunchtime and in the evening.............

Dragonfly

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Dragonfly is a modern Asian restaurant that blends traditional Asian influences with a contemporary twist and a focus on South East Asian food.............

Logan Brown Restaurant and Bar

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Logan Brown's 80 seat dining room is situated in Wellington's vibrant Cuba St. The revamped 1920s bank chamber with high ceilings, bar & private dining room provides an ...

The Thistle Inn

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Historic tavern in Thorndon,minutes from Westpac Stadium. Original features, plus gastropub dining, monthly poetry & quiz nights, function room and boutique conferenc...

Shed 5 Restaurant and Bar

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Renowned seafood restaurant on Queens Wharf, you can feel the history as you dine in this old warehouse. Shed 5 also has an outdoor terrace for when the weather's nice, s...

Ortega Fish Shack and Bar

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The Ortega Fish Shack and Bar is a relaxed restaurant in central Wellington, focused on providing quality food and value for money.............

Adventure Wellington

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Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience

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Nestled beside a beautiful, tranquil reservoir, Zealandia Karori Sanctuary occupies a stunning eco-world of its own, just ten minutes from the centre of Wellington.......

Rover Rings Tours

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Flexible guided tours for small groups, around the Wellington region. City tours and Lord of the Rings themed tours a speciality. Emphasis on the outdoors and interactivi...

Wellington Helicopters

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See the capital in all its glory with a scenic flight from Wellington Helicopters.........

Paintball Corp

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Wellington's most exciting adventure centre, offering stress-busting paintball games, for private parties and corporate events. Unique urban setting with an authentic mov...

Seal Coast Safari

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Experience Wellington's wild side and get up close and personal with seals on a four-wheel drive safari.............

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The Thistle Inn

Best Bars in Wellington
Historic tavern in Thorndon,minutes from Westpac Stadium. Original features, plus gastropub dining, monthly poetry & quiz nights, function room and boutique conferenc...

The Library

Best Bars in Wellington
The Library is tucked away in the centre of Wellington's lively Courtenay Place. The name gives the style of the decor away. It's a cosy, atmospheric bar that is a popula...

Foxglove

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Foxglove Bar & Kitchen is a large and spacious bar and restaurant overlooking the harbour on Wellington's waterfront................

Malthouse

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Passionate and committed to serving a quality selection of beers, the right way. In fact, a huge selection with over 150 different beers from around New Zealand and the w...

Havana Bar and Cafe

Best Bars in Wellington
Havana Bar and Cafe is an award winning cocktail bar and restaurant in the Te Aro district of Wellington. The menu features spanish styled tapas and hosts live music........

The Bangalore Polo Club

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Enjoy food, drinks and a brand of hospitality you won't find anywhere else but the Bangalore Polo Club.............

Hawthorn Lounge

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The Hawthorn Lounge oozes style, taking visitors back in time to the sophisticated 1920s surroundings of a gentleman's club.............

Best Wellington Restaurants With A View

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Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Best Wellington Restaurants With A View
Exquisite fine dining opposite Wellington Harbour in this third floor restaurant inside the Museum Art Hotel. Stunning, ornate decor, five-star service and food that look...

Cobar Restaurant

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Cobar Restaurant offers a relaxed and modern dining experience overlooking the Bay. Our deck is equally suited to intimate dinners watching magical sunsets or grabbing a ...

Dockside Restaurant and Bar

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Dockside Restaurant & Bar offers a unique contrast of old and new in a historic building with a contemporary feel................

Shed 5 Restaurant and Bar

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Renowned seafood restaurant on Queens Wharf, you can feel the history as you dine in this old warehouse. Shed 5 also has an outdoor terrace for when the weather's nice, s...

Coene's Bar and Eatery

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Coene's enjoys the best view in Wellingtion with a stunning view of the harbour. The menu focuses on sharing style dishes using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients comb...

One80

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One80 combines the best views with the finest ingredients for the perfect meal......

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