Wellington (New Zealand) Reviews
Description:City: Wellington / Country: New Zealand / World Region: Australasia / Pacific / The capital city of New Zealand, ... more
Newest Review: ... was a large, busy, area full of trendy bars and restaurants. These certainly looked like lively places and the arty looking people patronising them looked like the kind of media city types you see in any capital. They had that look to them that suggested they considered themselves and the city the centre of the world. There seemed to be a range of places here, from fancy cocktail bars to down ... more
Customer Wellington (New Zealand) Reviews (5)
by - written on 25/01/10 (Very useful, 113 readings)
INTRODUCTION On our holiday in New Zealand, myself and Ms Larsbaby's next stop after Auckland was the capital city of Wellington. Thanks to the scenic Overlander train, we saw some nice views on the 12 hour train ride. Once there we had a good look around in the time that we had. WELLINGTON We stayed in Wellington for 2 days and it rained most of the time, unfortunately, which cut our options to look around a bit. With the help of the Lonely Planet though, we tried to see as much as we could. When we arrived after the train journey we were pretty hungry, and so skipped our usual restaurant trip and headed straight for a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/01/10 (Useful, 6 readings)
We were lucky enough to have friends who live in Wellington, New Zealand, so on our 4 month trip around the country we thought we'd stop by for a couple of weeks! The city itself sits around a large harbour, which instantly gives it appeal, with everlasting views across the sea. Its a very vibrant city, famed for its fantastic eateries, and vibrant culture! The Museum of New Zealand, set on the harbour is fantastic and well worth a visit, in fact you could spend at least a day in here! The botanical gardens are beautiful, take the train up the hill from the city centre and you get fantastic views right across the city! The parliment building is a fantastic building .. Read the complete review
by - written on 08/06/09 (Useful, 16 readings)
Having back packed in new zealand for nearly 7-8 months i spent almost 4 happy months in this fantastic city, there is so much to do and see you will be spoilt for choice, for starters why not check out the great museum they have there, it has many interactive systems that are not only informative but fun too, if this bores you maybe i should add that this is free! there are many cafes that you can while away your time offering good coffee and delicious cakes. Night life is great too and wont break the bank if you know where to go, be aware that being a tourist you will need to have your passport on you for ID check depending on you age you can expect to be asked ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/05/09 (Very useful, 17 readings)
As someone who lived in Wellington for two years, I feel I got to know the city. A city that many backpackers fleeting round New Zealand overlook for the solitude of mountains and adventure. Yes, my initial trip to Wellington was for just two nights whilst driving round New Zealand and as the weather wasn't great my visit was doomed to a bad review status... the touristy Botanical Gardens and Beachfront were just not that appealing in torrential gales and horizontal rain. However, going back there and eventually living there I discovered what a true delight this place is as cities go. The place is relatively small, especially for a capital, yet highly compact ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/08/02, updated on 05/08/02 (Somewhat useful, 58 readings)
There’s nothing really wrong with Wellington as such but it’s not really a place I warmed to. The first day we were there, we went up on the Cable Car, we had breakfast out, we looked around and, it’s just lacking something. I think we pinned it down to the lack of landmarks in the end. From the top of the cable car, Wellington is simply a featureless sprawl. Sydney has the harbours, the opera house, the bridge, Auckland has the Skytower, some less impressive harbours and a less impressive bridge, but hey, they’re landmarks. Wellington just seems to have, well, buildings and not particularly special ones at that. This moves onto ... Read the complete review
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