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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“The Wellington Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near central Wellington. The garden features 25 hectares of protected native forest, conifers, plant collections and seasonal displays. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Take the unique journey up to the botanical gardens for spectacular views of the city.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Transportation
“Don't just take the Cable car ride, but make time for the Cable Car Museum at the top! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Out observatory in the heart of Wellington. Be sure to use the cable car to access this wonderful museum. Great for the kids! Tip: Make sure to go at night. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Another popular place our guests enjoy! Learn about planets, stars, constellations and galaxies and New Zealand’s contribution to astronomy and space sciences. Best to book. A 25 minute walk from the cottage or take the cable car from the city. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cable Car
“ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, 6 of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Quality, inexpensive, tasty pizza. A short walk down to the local shops or delivered to your door. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Excellent selection of burgers and various fries. Can get very busy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights - best to preorder for pick up.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Its just a 5 minute drive and you can go there and get an evening meal when you arrive if you are coming near dinner time. You can also get take away. So convenient and the service is fantastic”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Milk, bread, wine and all other absolutely essentials! Only about 700m from us.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“A great walk, and the reward of stunning views at the top. Part of the Northern Walkway.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Takes you down the hill into the city - as well as providing awesome views over the harbour. Right next door is the Cable Car Museum, showcasing some of the history of Kelburn.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Great local fish and chip shop. Even on Friday nights you can order and have your fish and chips within 10 minutes.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quality, inexpensive, tasty pizza. A short walk down to the local shops or delivered to your door. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Excellent selection of burgers and various fries. Can get very busy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights - best to preorder for pick up.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Its just a 5 minute drive and you can go there and get an evening meal when you arrive if you are coming near dinner time. You can also get take away. So convenient and the service is fantastic”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great local fish and chip shop. Even on Friday nights you can order and have your fish and chips within 10 minutes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic Kiwi fish and chips are sold here, wouldn't be an NZ experience without trying some of these”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Awesome cafe right at the top of the cable car station. Take the cable car from Lambton Quay, all the way up to the final station and have your breakfast or lunch or morning/ afternoon coffee & cakes. Enjoy amazing views and good food! Closes early (like 4pm so go earlier!)”
  • 1 local recommends

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