Things to do in Wellington

Some conference attendees may decide to spend a bit more time in Wellington. There are plenty of things to see and do in and around the city.


Saturday, November 26th:

NZSO presents: A Symphonic Night at the Movies: Vertigo 6 PM

NZSO presents: A Symphonic Night at the Movies: Psycho 10 PM

You can find more events on in town here:


The city has an excellent selection of restaurants for all types of food and drink.

Higher End:
Logan Brown (192 Cuba St.)
Boulcott St. Bistro (99 Boulcott St)
Hippopotamus (Museum Hotel, Level 3, 90 Cable St.)

Laundry (240 Cuba St.): Juke joint, southern-style. Vegan-friendly.
Loretta (181 Cuba St.)
Ombra (199 Cuba St): Italian-style tapas
Chow (Upstairs, 45 Tory St.): Asian fusion
Charley Noble Eatery and Bar (Ground Floor, Huddart Parker Building, No 1 Post Office Square)
Scopa (cnr Ghuznee and Cuba St.): Pizza, pasta
Ortega Fish Shack (16 Majoribanks St.): Best fish in town by most accounts.
Egmont St. Eatery (11 Egmont St.)
Seize (117 Lambton Quay): Locavores, vegan friendly.
Adulis (6/100 Tory St.): Eritrean/Ethiopian

Fast and Furious:
Ekim’s Burgers (257 Cuba St. corner Abel Smith)
Aunty Mena’s (167 Cuba St.): Vegetarian, vegan, Malaysian
Rasa (200 Cuba St.): Malaysian
Fidel’s (234 Cuba St.): Coffee, meals.
Midnight Espresso (178 Cuba): Easy going atmosphere, open late. Vegan friendly.
Tommy Millions (105 Courtenay Place): Pizza by the slice, or a whole pie

Olive (170 Cuba St.). Vegetarian friendly. Nice patio.
Maranui Surf Life Saving Club (Lyall Bay, beautiful views). Vegan friendly.
Prefab Eatery (14 Jessie St.)
Caffe L'Affare

Memphis Belle (38 Dixon Street)
The Flight Coffee Hangar (119 Dixon St.)
Raglan Roast Coffee (40 Abel Smith)

Wellington is the craft beer capital of New Zealand, with many excellent beers to choose from, some of them brewed right here in town:

Craft Beer Bars:
Garage Project Tap Room (91 Aro St.)
Golding’s Free Dive (14 Leeds St.)
Rogue and Vagabond ()
LBQ (6 Edward St.)
Malthouse (48 Courtenay Place)
Hop Garden (13 Pirie St.)
Hashigo Zake (25 Taranaki St.)

Cocktail and Wine Bars:
Noble Rot (6 Swan Lane)
Motel (Upstairs, Forresters Lane)
Library (Upstairs, 53 Courtenay Place)
Matterhorn (106 Cuba St.)
Hawthorn Lounge (2/82 Tory St.)
Crumpet (109 Manners St.)
Hanging Ditch (14 Leeds St.)


Te Papa (55 Cable St.): National museum and gallery.

City Gallery (Civic Square Wellington): Contemporary art, retrospectives of New Zealand artists.


Zealandia (53 Waiapu Rd):
Local, and first fully fenced ecosanctuary. Lots of local flora and fauna (kaka, tuatara). Very nice day walk.

Botanical Garden:


Day trip (or longer) to South Island (Picton) via Interislander Ferry:

Martinborough Wine Tours: