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Address: Jervois Quay, Wellington 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 801 7153

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While in Wellington you cant miss this. Have a good look around and shop till you drop! Also lots of good eateries nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

While in Wellington you cant miss this. Have a good look around and shop till you drop! Also lots of good eateries nearby.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sited between the Council buildings, library and art gallery this square has not in my opinion lived up to the meeting place the City fathers originally decreed. It can be a wind trap and seems to lack atmosphere on a normal day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Architectural historian Nicholas Pevsner saw New Zealand in 1958 and thought there was no town planning in New Zealand. In today's district plan for Wellington a guiding principle of development is that the quality of the public realm should be influenced by the buildings and structures that define it. This is achieved in the evolution of the buildings and structures... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It is all others have said it to be, it is a pleasant space well designed and interesting. We were lucky as when we were there a stage had been erected and bands and cultural performers entertained whist us tourist sat on bean bags in the sun just chilling. The library is there and maybe worth checking if anything is... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

At some point you'll stumble across this square if your a visitor to the area. Although it's a sizeable open space there is nothing inspiring in the architecture.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great sunny spot to eat lunch and people watch. Library and City Gallery worth a visit too. Make sure you have your sunglasses!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Worth a look at the sculptures if you're passing through on a sunny day. Otherwise it is a rather windswept and soulless open area between council buildings.

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I crossed Civic Square several times during my visit, and every time I appreciated the bright, elegant sculpture that seems to float into the air. Inspired by the national simbol of New Zealand Neil Dawson created an amazing, alien sphere of silver ferns, strange and befitting in the same time. Very beautiful, and you just have to look up to... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We came across this area by accident. We were staying in the locality and went for a walk. From an alleyway entrance we came out into a vista of buildings, artworks and the harbour. To many thing to witness to mention here but do make an effort to do this area. You will not be disappointed (unless it is raining)... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went there on a beautiful day with blue sky and light wind - unusual for Wellington lol. The architecture was stunning, especially with the blue sky in the background. A good place for little picnic. Also a great view to the harbour.

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Address: Jervois Quay, Wellington 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 801 7153
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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