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“Art, Park, etc Surprise”
Review of Civic Square

Civic Square
Whanganui, New Zealand
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Art, Park, etc Surprise”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We came across this area by accident. We were staying in the locality and went for a walk. From an alleyway entrance we came out into a vista of buildings, artworks and the harbour. To many thing to witness to mention here but do make an effort to do this area. You will not be disappointed (unless it is raining) with this open air area. You will want to explore everything so put aside an hour or three. It will time well spent.

Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing architecture”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We went there on a beautiful day with blue sky and light wind - unusual for Wellington lol. The architecture was stunning, especially with the blue sky in the background. A good place for little picnic. Also a great view to the harbour.

Visited May 2013
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Vermont
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just lovely!”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

They say you can't beat wellington on a nice day. It's true. The civic sq on a nice day has all kinds of interesting people. And as you stand in the center, you can turn 360 degrees and see beautiful buildings everywhere. The library is a great structure as is the free and usually interesting City Gallery, and the Town Hall. There is a beautiful floating sculpture up above and if you walk a little forward toward the Bay, there is a sea bridge and some other public art (rugby sculpture, and some public poetry, etc.). Wellington is such a beautifully designed city, and this vista really shows it.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Really nice place to sit and relax on a nice day!”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

One of Wellington's many nooks that has nice places to sit and eat your lunch! It often has events or promotions in the square as well as the odd protester! It's also a great way to get to/from the waterfront.

Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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166 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful on a fine day”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

During the day a great place for lunch also some neat view points of the harbour. Not so cool at night time and you need to be aware of skateboards and some of the people congretating. Stick to the day time

Visited August 2012
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