Plimmer Steps
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Alan D
Deal, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Business
Well Wellington, with all you have to offer this certainly is a stand out point for me. To my measurements, they were the perfect stairs. It has everything! In the morning, it's ideal for the work go-ers, day time for city go-ers and finally a clever shortcut for the party go-ers. IT'S FOR ALL GO-ERS! Despite not being particularly pleasant to stare at, it captures the thriving culture of Wellington!
Written 2 August 2017
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,385 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Well to be honest the steps are pretty average but the history behind John Plimmer and his place in Wellingtons history is interesting. Save the data on your memory stick and skip the pic of the steps but make sure u read the plaque to pick up the history option.
Written 16 April 2017
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
I'm not sure I think of the steps as being a tourist attraction, they've simply been here forever. Certainly the bronze Mr Plimmer and his dog are popular with tourists and very photographed.
John Plimmer was a local identity for many years last century and was often seen walking his dog in the area. The bronze statue is a more recent addition to the stairs between Lambton Quay and Boulcott Street.
Written 7 April 2015
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
These steps are a nice dedication to John Plimmer whose statue is located nearby to these steps. Plimmer was an entrepreneur in New Zealand who has been called the "Father of Wellington".
Written 29 November 2019
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seanbear64
Taipei, Taiwan31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
Really amazing steps that go up as you walk up them and down when you walk down them. Kiwi ingenuity at its finest.
Written 26 February 2016
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Sarah W
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Not much to say about them, a useful pathway from Lambton Quay if you need it and the statue at the bottom is nice. They are quite steep though so don't overestimate yourself when walking up. Worth a stop if you're going past but wouldn't recommend putting in an effort to see them.
Written 2 July 2018
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Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand1,628 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
These are normal steps taking you to a higher level. Nothing special and not worth making an effort to see. Great statue at the bottom. You may pass them on the way to the cable car.
Written 10 February 2017
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mav_nz
Auckland, New Zealand127 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
Agree with others - not sure how this has gotten into the attractions of Wellington. The steps are steps - a way to get from a to b. The statue at the bottom is of some interest if passing but so not worth seeking out as an "attraction".
Written 7 January 2016
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Natalie1964
Melbourne3,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
John Plimmer (28 June 1812 – 5 January 1905) was an English settler and entrepreneur in New Zealand who has been called the "Father of Wellington".This steep , though attractive lane goes from Lambton Quay to Boulcott Street .
There is a statue of John and his dog at the Lambton Quay end of the lane. They are not just steps but indicative of the hard life and times of a man who was determined to good for this city. He is being honoured by have his own steps, lane and statue of him and his beloved dog. The history behind the man is being overlooked here.
Written 30 October 2015
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Victoria, Australia83,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
I am sure they are good for you. We walked up these because they invite you to do so. Although not for the faint hearted. I really like the statue of John Plimmer at the entrance of the stairs. John Plimmer (1812–1905) has been called the Father of Wellington. In the course of a long life he was a builder, businessman and civic leader. Apparently John used to be seen walking the area with his dog. So it's a point of local interest. So... go ahead, give those Plimmer steps a go. :)
Written 28 December 2014
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