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Civic Square

Address: Jervois Quay, Wellington 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 801 7153
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Ranked #49 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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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191 reviews 191 reviews
121 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

They say you can't beat wellington on a nice day. It's true. The civic sq on a nice day has all kinds of interesting people. And as you stand in the center, you can turn 360 degrees and see beautiful buildings everywhere. The library is a great structure as is the free and usually interesting City Gallery, and the Town... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

One of Wellington's many nooks that has nice places to sit and eat your lunch! It often has events or promotions in the square as well as the odd protester! It's also a great way to get to/from the waterfront.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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76 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

During the day a great place for lunch also some neat view points of the harbour. Not so cool at night time and you need to be aware of skateboards and some of the people congretating. Stick to the day time

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The 'fern ball' suspended in air is pretty amazing to see in this square, they light it up at night - it's quite romantic. Then there's the 'earth to sea' bridge designed by a Kiwi architect, nice to sit there chill out, look out at the vast expanse of water. People-watchng kinda place in summer. Surrounded by Library, and National... More 

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New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Handy spot on a sunny day to let the kids run free and eat a packed lunch.

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