The coolest little capital in the world
Mount Victoria is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

1. Mount Victoria

9.1
(at Alexandra Rd), Wellington, Wellington
Mountain · 17 tips and reviews

Richard W.Richard Walker: Make sure you walk to the top Lookout. Best Spot!

Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

2. Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

9.3
55 Cable St., Wellington, Wellington
Museum · Te Aro · 100 tips and reviews

Caitie G.Caitie Goddard: Go and check out the giant squid in the room filled with underwater animal skeletons

Civic Square is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

3. Civic Square

8.5
101 Wakefield Street, Wellington, Wellington
Plaza · Wellington Central · 7 tips and reviews

Hugh M.Hugh McCracken: great spot for lunch in the sun, tourists flock to the place to take their photo 'holding up' the silver fern ball. Read more.

City Gallery Wellington is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

4. City Gallery Wellington

8.5
101 Wakefield St (Civic Square), Wellington, Wellington
Art Gallery · Wellington Central · 7 tips and reviews
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

5. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

8.3
7 Buckle St, Wellington, Wellington
Monument / Landmark · 1 tip
Scorch-O-Rama is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

6. Scorch-O-Rama

8.9
497A Karaka Bay Rd, Wellington, Wellington
Café · 16 tips and reviews
Oriental Bay is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

7. Oriental Bay

8.8
Wellington, Wellington
Beach · 19 tips and reviews
KK Malaysian is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

8. KK Malaysian

6.8
54 Ghuznee St (Cuba Street), Wellington, Wellington
Malay Restaurant · Te Aro · 20 tips and reviews

Laurence C.Laurence Churchman: OMG the Kung po chicken is bloody amazing , best Malaysian Restaurant in wellington by far .

Westpac Stadium is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

9. Westpac Stadium

7.6
Waterloo Quay, Wellington, Wellington
Stadium · Pipitea · 19 tips and reviews

Paul L.Paul Lester: Go watch a Wellington Phoenix FC or Super 14 Rugby game

Wellington Railway Station is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

10. Wellington Railway Station

5.8
Bunny St (at Waterloo Qy), Pipitea, Wellington
Train Station · 14 tips and reviews
Waterfront Walkway is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

11. Waterfront Walkway

6.9
Queens Wharf, Wellington, Wellington
Trail · Wellington Central · 2 tips and reviews
Wind Turbine is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

12. Wind Turbine

8.1
Ashton Fitchett Dr., Wellington, Wellington
Scenic Lookout · Brooklyn · 10 tips and reviews

Megan B.Megan Borg: Go for a drive up to the top - so worth it! The turbine itself is awesome, and there's amazing views!

13. Meridian Wind Sculpture Walkway

Wellington, Wellington
Trail · Kilbirnie · 1 tip
Wellington Airport (WLG) International Terminal is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

14. Wellington Airport (WLG) International Terminal

28 Stewart Duff Dr., Rongotai, Wellington
Airport Terminal · 48 tips and reviews
The Beehive is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

15. The Beehive

40 Bowen Street (Molesworth Street), Wellington, Wellington
Government Building · Pipitea · 8 tips and reviews

courtneylambert l.courtneylambert lambert: There is no honey here

Wellington Botanic Garden is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

16. Wellington Botanic Garden

9.0
101 Glenmore St, Wellington, Wellington
Botanical Garden · Kelburn · 24 tips and reviews

Hayden S.Hayden Sanders: Find the secret climbing tree. A whole family can sit on top of it. Hint: it's near the cable car

17. Massey Memorial

Massey Rd, Wellington, Wellington
Monument / Landmark · Maupuia · 1 tip
Shelly Bay is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

18. Shelly Bay

100 Shelly Bay Rd, Maupuia, Wellington
Beach · No tips or reviews
Wright's Hill is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

19. Wright's Hill

Wright's Hill Rd, Karori, Wellington
Mountain · Karori · 2 tips and reviews

Chaucey E.Chaucey Ellis: On several public holidays during the year they open the fortress up to the public. Lots of tunnels to explore.

Carter Observatory is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

20. Carter Observatory

7.7
Botanic Gardens (Upland Rd), Wellington, Wellington
Planetarium · Kelburn · 7 tips and reviews

Daniel R.Daniel Rode: For the planetarium show, make sure you grab a seat at the back and in the middle. The whole observatory is well worth a visit.

Basin Reserve is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

21. Basin Reserve

8.3
Kent Terrace, Wellington, Wellington
Cricket Ground · 11 tips and reviews

Aaron W.Aaron W: If there's not a game on you can walk through this place like a normal park. The gates are always open, day or night.

Cuba Mall is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

22. Cuba Mall

7.2
Cuba Mall, Wellington, Wellington
Plaza · Te Aro · 7 tips and reviews

Reuben N.Reuben Nicholas: Great culture

Fidel's Cafe is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

23. Fidel's Cafe

9.0
234 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington
Café · 58 tips and reviews

Lars-Christian E.Lars-Christian Elvenes: Café with lots of atmosphere, and a good place for a coffee and a bite to eat. Recommended if you're in the area.

Alc Headquarters is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

24. Alc Headquarters

162 Cuba Street, Wellington, Wellington
Clothing Store · Te Aro · 3 tips and reviews

Richard W.Richard Walker: Tattoos and Clothing, All you can handle.

Red Square is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

25. Red Square

28 Blair St, Wellington, Wellington
Nightclub · Te Aro · No tips or reviews
Hooch is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

26. Hooch

46 Courtenay Pl (at Allen St), Wellington, Wellington
Bar · Te Aro · 8 tips and reviews
Boogie Wonderland is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

27. Boogie Wonderland

5.9
25 Courtenay Place, Wellington, Wellington
Nightclub · Te Aro · 3 tips and reviews

Aaron H.Aaron Hape: Cool place, if you're over 50.

Alice is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

28. Alice

7.2
5 Forresters Ln, Wellington, Wellington
Cocktail Bar · Te Aro · 11 tips and reviews
The Library is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

29. The Library

8.4
53 Courtenay Pl (at Tory St), Wellington Central, Wellington
Lounge · 35 tips and reviews

Craig J.Craig Jennings: They know their pre-prohibition classics here. Hidden gem in the Wellington cocktail scene.

Four Kings is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

30. Four Kings

8.1
7-11 Dixon St, Wellington Central, Wellington
Sports Bar · 5 tips and reviews
Boulcott Street Bistro is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

31. Boulcott Street Bistro

8.1
99 Boulcott Street, Wellington Central, Wellington
Bistro · 10 tips and reviews

View New ZealandView New Zealand: The Boulcott Street Bistro is one Wellington restaurant that gets every detail right - in my opinion a fairly strong reason to return. Read more.

Crazyhorse is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

32. Crazyhorse

129 Willis St, Wellington, Wellington
Steakhouse · Te Aro · 9 tips and reviews

Jo Y.Jo Y: Fabulous steak (cooked to perfection), service (useful, informed suggestions) and wine list (nice NZ/overseas mix). Definitely worth a visit.

The White House is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

33. The White House

232 Oriental Parade, Wellington, Wellington
Restaurant · Oriental Bay · 1 tip
Arbitrageur Wine Room is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

34. Arbitrageur Wine Room

125 Featherston Street, Wellington, Wellington
Wine Bar · Wellington Central · 6 tips and reviews
Matterhorn is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

35. Matterhorn

8.3
106 Cuba Mall (btwn Ghuznee & Dixon St), Wellington, Wellington
Lounge · Te Aro · 35 tips and reviews

Jacob B.Jacob Briars: Best cocktails in New Zealand, plus Scrabble in the courtyard is hard to beat. And they serve Falling Waters.

Scopa Caffé Cucina is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

36. Scopa Caffé Cucina

9.1
141 Cuba St (at Ghuznee St), Wellington, Wellington
Italian Restaurant · Te Aro · 47 tips and reviews

DylanDylan: fantastic pizza, try it with the chilli oil.

Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

37. Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar

8.5
192 Cuba Street (corner of Cuba and Vivian Street.), Wellington, Wellington
Restaurant · Te Aro · 11 tips and reviews

Lawrence M.Lawrence Mikkelsen: $49.95 three course bistro menu before 7:30pm is exceptional value. Wonderful food, friendly service.

Paramount Theatre is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

38. Paramount Theatre

6.9
25 Courtenay Pl (btw Cambridge & Tory), Wellington Central, Wellington
Movie Theater · 8 tips and reviews

Justin Y.Justin Young: The Paramount has been very supportive of the Incredibly Strange Film Festival and 24 Hour Movie Marathons. Keep an eye out for these events.

Embassy Theatre is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

39. Embassy Theatre

9.1
10 Kent Tce (at Majoribanks St), Wellington Central, Wellington
Movie Theater · 17 tips and reviews

Justin Y.Justin Young: Look out for the odd midnight screening or classic films playing here. They don't do it regularly like they used to.

Mojo Old Bank is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

40. Mojo Old Bank

6.4
Old Bank Arcade (233-237 Lambton Quay), Wellington, Wellington
Coffee Shop · Wellington Central · 20 tips and reviews

ShinyShiny: good coffee to be had

Espressoholic is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

41. Espressoholic

7.2
136 Cuba St, Wellington, Wellington
Coffee Shop · Te Aro · 20 tips and reviews
Midnight Espresso is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

42. Midnight Espresso

8.4
178 Cuba St (btw Vivian St & Ghuznee St), Wellington, Wellington
Café · Te Aro · 44 tips and reviews
Old Bank Arcade is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

43. Old Bank Arcade

7.4
Lambton Quay (at Customhouse Quay), Wellington, Wellington
Shopping Mall · Wellington Central · 6 tips and reviews

Sally-ann M.Sally-ann Moffat: If you are there on the hour pop upstairs to see the clock telling the story of the remains of Plimmers Ark

TSB Bank Arena is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

44. TSB Bank Arena

6.5
3 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington
Event Space · 7 tips and reviews

Sally-ann M.Sally-ann Moffat: You must see WOW when it is on here. Great annual show.

World Of Wearable Arts is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

45. World Of Wearable Arts

Festival · Wellington Central · No tips or reviews
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

46. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

6.4
84 Taranaki St (at Ghuznee St), Te Aro, Wellington
Movie Theater · 5 tips and reviews

Richard W.Richard Walker: Many small screenings here

Electric Avenue is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

47. Electric Avenue

5.9
132 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro (cnr Taranaki St), Wellington, Wellington
Nightclub · Te Aro · 10 tips and reviews
Customs Brew Bar is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

48. Customs Brew Bar

9.1
39 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro (btw Marion & Cuba), Wellington, Wellington
Coffee Shop · Te Aro · 26 tips and reviews
Maranui Cafe is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

49. Maranui Cafe

9.1
7a Lyall Pde, Wellington, Wellington
Café · Lyall Bay · 35 tips and reviews
Interislander Ferry Terminal is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

50. Interislander Ferry Terminal

Aotea Quay, Wellington, Wellington
Pier · Pipitea · 10 tips and reviews

Richard W.Richard Walker: A pleasurable trip to the South Island

Scorching Bay is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

51. Scorching Bay

7.7
Karaka Bay Rd, Karaka Bay, Wellington
Beach · 3 tips and reviews
Floriditas is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

52. Floriditas

9.0
161 Cuba St, Wellington Central, Wellington
Restaurant · 45 tips and reviews

Emma M.Emma McCleary: This is the kind of cafe where the food is always great and you want to settle in for a long time.

Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

53. Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant

8.3
39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington
Bar · 34 tips and reviews

_ _._ _: Possibly the only place in town that has a bowl of cheerios on the menu?Order & you won't be disappointed!

Rough Peel Music is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

54. Rough Peel Music

140 Vivian St (btwn Cuba St & Marion St), Te Aro, Wellington
Record Shop · 1 tip

Richard W.Richard Walker: Great little independent music store.

Cozy Cake Shop is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

55. Cozy Cake Shop

6.8
101 Manners St, Wellington, Wellington
Bakery · Te Aro · 2 tips and reviews

Aaron H.Aaron Hape: They have everything from cream buns to spring rolls. Try the bacon and egg slice!

General Practitioner is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

56. General Practitioner

8.1
100 Willis St (at Boulcott St), Wellington Central, Wellington
Gastropub · 14 tips and reviews

R-i-c-h-a-r-dR-i-c-h-a-r-d: Really nice, mature place for food and drinks. Great place to go to catch up with friends and is a far cry from some of the dives on Courtney Place. Try the fish & chips, you won't be disappointed

Kirkcaldie & Stains is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

57. Kirkcaldie & Stains

165-177 Lambton Qy (at Brandon St), Wellington Central, Wellington
Department Store · No tips or reviews

Terry L.Terry Love: Take the lift to the Terrace !

Foxglove is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

58. Foxglove

6.5
33 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington
Bar · 21 tips and reviews

Jo Y.Jo Y: Check out the wardrobe! Ask the bar staff :)

Waitangi Park is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

59. Waitangi Park

8.2
107 Cable Street (Oriental Parade), Wellington, Wellington
Park · Te Aro · 1 tip

Greg D.Greg Downs: try the free rock climbing walls near the skate park! can you get to the top?

Breaker Bay is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

60. Breaker Bay

Wellington, Wellington
Beach · 1 tip

Mark J.Mark Jennings: Look for the hole in the rock cut to allow the narrow gauge railway that supplied the fort

Wellington Cable Car is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

61. Wellington Cable Car

7.3
Wellington, Wellington
Cable Car · Wellington Central · 11 tips and reviews

Pino B.Pino Bonetti: Must do in Wellington. You will probably walk down through the Botanical Gardens so you won't need a return ticket.

Red Rocks Seal Colony is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

62. Red Rocks Seal Colony

Wellington, Wellington
Beach · 1 tip

Richard W.Richard Walker: Phew! What smells?

Devil's Gate is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

63. Devil's Gate

Beach · Makara · No tips or reviews
Carlucci Land is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

64. Carlucci Land

281 Happy Valley Road, Wellington, Wellington
Mini Golf · 6 tips and reviews

Jeremy T.Jeremy Tan: Take some time to have a look around, there's some pretty sweet sculptures and artwork around. The mini golf course is different too!

Wellington Zoo is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

65. Wellington Zoo

9.0
200 Daniell Street, Wellington, Wellington
Zoo · Newtown · 19 tips and reviews

Andrea B.Andrea Brady: Take a zoo experience with the red pandas. Simply awesome.

Hawthorn Lounge is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

66. Hawthorn Lounge

8.3
82 Tory St (Ebor St), Wellington, Wellington
Cocktail Bar · Te Aro · 14 tips and reviews

Sarah O.Sarah O'Brien: bar tenders here are ammmmmaaazing!!! ask for their personal favs theyll blow ur mynd!!

Pencarrow Lighthouse is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

67. Pencarrow Lighthouse

Pencarrow Head, Wellington
Lighthouse · 1 tip

Richard W.Richard Walker: To access the lighthouse, you must walk from the road end at Burden's Gate (past Eastbourne). The unpaved path is flat for most of its 8km, following the coastline.

Lyall Bay Beach is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

68. Lyall Bay Beach

8.0
Lyall Bay, Wellington, Wellington
Beach · Lyall Bay · 8 tips and reviews

David Von G.David Von Garratt: surf at the wall in a 4 foot swell with a light Northwest wind Read more.

Old St Paul's is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

69. Old St Paul's

8.1
34 Mulgrave Street, Wellington, Wellington
Church · Pipitea · 3 tips and reviews

Richard W.Richard Walker: Old St Paul's is a fine example of 19th century Gothic Revival architecture adapted to colonial conditions and materials. Check it out!

Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary is one of The coolest little capital in the world.

70. Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary

8.1
End of Waiapu Rd., Karori, Wellington
Nature Preserve · Kelburn · 23 tips and reviews