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Cuba Street District

Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #26 of 144 attractions in Wellington
Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: Balancing chic and kitsch, boutique and bohemia, Cuba Street is widely considered to be the coolest street in New Zealand. A haven for coffee... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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161 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It can be good here, but you'd need to pick your time and your venue. It can also seem very desolate and a bit of a "ghost town" - to me, the better cafes are more towards the top end (away from the harbour) ...

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Empire Vintage, Hunters and Collectors, Ziggurat and more. We had such fun and it was less distance than I though so walking from the CBD was easy. There looked to be some fun pubs but we didn't have time to explore further.... will return!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Excellent location, the corner queen suites are amazing! We also had dinner at the restaurant and service was outstanding, wine list very good and the steak was the best steak we have had in a long time. Highly recommend this place, we will be back over Xmas for sure.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A wander around the Night Markets on Friday night anf then off for a tipple at one of the small bars and dinner at a restaurant here is well worth it.

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Clyde, New Zealand
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I don't know how to explain it, but I just never got tired of walking up and down this street. So many really interesting shops, places to eat and drink and even just shop windows to look into. I felt really attracted to the place, the vibe is so positive. A must-do in Wellington.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

if you like great food, cool bars, interesting shops - you will love Cuba Street! There is always entertaining buskers - street music or somebody interesting to watch!! Some of the best cafes and restaurants are in this area too - check out Olive, Aunty Meanas, Matterhorn for sure!!

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cuba Street is a vibrant area - partially vehicle free, that has plenty of eateries and bars for whatever mood you're in. There are also specialty shops and a department store, not to mention the buskers - there is always someone providing entertainment - and they are usually pretty good!

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Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I really enjoy the atmosphere Cuba Street offers both locals and visitors. There always feels a vibrancy and vitality about this area. Whether it is food from the many café/restaurant's of shopping at some boutique stores and larger department stores or visiting the Friday Night Market, there is plenty for all. The night market offers free entertainment and a number... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Plenty of places to have food & drink. Fancy a bit of shopping good choice of shops to suit any age.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Must do this on every visit to Wellington as the scene changes all the time. This latest Friday night was food night with stalls selling food style from all over the world. Having been there before and hoping for some more of the art/market things - was a bit disappointed not to be able to buy a handmade anything.

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