Why Wellington? Wellington, the new home of Jacinda Ardern, the golden girl of New Zealand, is a puzzle of a city with a huge and eccentric heart, with its strong artistic atmosphere and world-famous coffee culture. The capital of the country is unconventional, unconventional and refined and proudly wears this badge. Its long list of trophies includes “the capital of cool”;”the creative capital”;”the capital of coffee”; and, due to its notorious storms, “the windiest city”.
Unlike other sprawling cities, this perfectly compact city packs a punch with a heavy dose of culture. Whether it’s shopping, Bars, Restaurants, Cafes or Clubs, you know where to go in Wellington and it’s not far from anywhere. The city’s famous slogan is true: “you can’t beat Wellington in a good day”.
Where to eat?
Boulcott Street Bistro
Tucked unexpectedly between towering office blocks in the heart of the CBD, a sweet and teeny Heritage Cottage is home to Boulcott Street Bistro. Year after year (since 1991), this leading Lady of the Wellington Food scene offers award-winning classic dishes with an innovative twist.
This award-winning restaurant celebrates Maori cuisine with imaginative, cross-border menus created by chef Monique Fiso. Hiakai was recently named “One of the leading culinary lights in the southern hemisphere” in Forbes’ “The 10 Coolest Places to Eat in 2020”.
Logan Brown is the premier destination for stylish and innovative fine dining, but it’s also ideal for a casual gathering where you can enjoy a Gold star experience without the proper price. Logan Brown wears many hats, including those from the Cuisine Good Food Awards.
Shepherd happily offers a culinary and gastronomic experience that offers quality and comfort. With a philosophy of sustainability, this Restaurant proudly sources local products and ingredients. Passion filters every element of this Stalwart of Wellington’s culinary scene, from the thoughtful and lively menu to the knowledge and ease of the service team.
Where to buy
This bohemian paradise is for those looking for the eccentric, eclectic and unexpected. The dark aesthetic and whiplash of Cool make it the point of contact for those who want to bypass the bright lights of traditional malls. Don’t miss the nearby Hannahs Laneway – a little hidden secret and foodie paradise. Now you are truly in the inner sanctum of a Wellington native.
The Golden Mile
The Golden Mile is Wellington’s main shopping district, which includes Willis Street and Lambton Quay and is packed with shopping centres, department stores and arcades. Stop at the historic Old Bank Arcade, a building as beautiful as the shops it houses.
Where to stay
Named in the “Top 10 Hotels in Australia and New Zealand: Readers’ Choice Awards 2019” by Condé Nast Traveler, QT Wellington has become a favorite among visitors. With its unpredictable aesthetic, explosions of color, and chic, entertaining style, it’s cozy in this fabulously unique city.
Wellington’s only five-star boutique hotel, Bolton, offers stylish and modern accommodation in the heart of the CBD. This independent hotel is rich in luxurious refinement and has left its mark by doing things a little differently.