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Civic Square

Jervois Quay, Wellington 2004, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 801 7153
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Ranked #42 of 143 attractions in Wellington
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Wanganui, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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63 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Kapiti Coast NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Its capability to host a large variety of events and proximity to the city gallery, library and MFC.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Search for 'Streets of the City - for Wellingtonians' and you will find the verse that refers to the wonders of Civic Square.

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Melbourne, Australia
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660 helpful votes 660 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

While the weather was keeping Civic Square virtually empty during my visit, it is still an impressive place, being surrounded by notable Wellington buildings on 3 sides and the unique City to Sea Bridge on the 4th. Even if there are no events in the Square, it is still an interesting place to visit.

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