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Wellington, New Zealand is a the capital city of New Zealand, situated in central NZ, on the southern tip of the North Island, with an approx. pop. of 0.5 million. It is a beautiful land-locked city around a rugged harbour, similar in appearance to Hong Kong or San Francisco. It has a temperate climate and is home to the NZ Parliament- executive offices named the "Beehive", cable car, and excellent dining, shopping and bars.
The city centre is surprising compact and may be easily walked in less than half an hour by traversing the "Four Quarters", or thoroughfares.
One of the most vibrant quarters of the CBD, with many American-style bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes and nightspots. There are also convenience stores, a Reading Cinema and shopping complex. Fast-paced and energetic Courtenay is packed with restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas and theatres.
This quarter is the commercial district, with many office towers, including the Regent building and BNZ skyscraper/shopping centre. There are a great number of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, such as Bar Aqua on the corner of Willis and Manners. It has a late night on Fridays which can be an exciting event for the family.
Balancing chic and kitsch, boutique and bohemia, Cuba Street is widely considered to be the coolest street in New Zealand.
A haven for coffee addicts, buskers, emerging designers, artists and eclectics, Wellington’s creative heart also boasts the finest bars and restaurants in New Zealand. The street is home to the two most recent winners of the prestigious Cuisine New Zealand Restaurant of the Year supreme award
New Zealand's answer to alternative culture and multiculturism. Dominated by the Cuba Fountain, in the middle of the Cuba Mall, this street has been one of the hippest locations since the 1960s and the Mall, since the late '70s. It has a strong Polynesian, Maori and gay flavour.
Tempts with NZ designer fashions and food to match, and surprises with its old world charm.
The answer to all your shopping needs with the beautiful Lambton Centre, the glorious old department store Kirkaldie & Stains ("Kirks"), Farmers store, and Stewart Dawsons plus much, much more. At the far end (opp. end to Willis St) is the Parliament House, Beehive and nearby Botanical Gardens.