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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 #24 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Wollongong, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We walked up and down Cuba Street a couple of times during a recent visit. There are many dining choices amongst an environment outside where there is always something happening, with plenty of entertainment provided to the passerby.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

There is something for everyone here - from food and drinks to shopping from the ordinary to the extra-ordinary or even the totally bizarre. Worth a stroll and a look. Friday nights when the night market at West Bank is on is worth a visit just to say you have had the experience as well as trying the different foods... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Can't see what the fuss is all about. Some ordinary shops and cafes, if anything a bit seedy. Would not rate a mention anywhere else in the world.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The bohemian quarter of Wellington is fun for a stroll. As others have mentioned, it would not be an attraction in many larger cities, but it has a nice vibe and is worth a walk on a longer visit to Wellington.

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Palmerston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a really great place to people watch. .. to meet up before going out. .... or just hang by the fountain.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I love the top end of Cuba Street - lots of eateries catering for all sorts of food choices. Its always busy and the locals are pretty unique. The style is anything that goes - people have tattoos, piercing, the clothes are different and colourful and you wont see many dressed in suits like the other end of Wellington. Great... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

As another review mentioned, this street, if located in another city, wouldn't be worth mentioning. There are some shops, bars, restaurants and cafés but it is not very beautiful nor interesting. When we came to the street we were like "this is it?". But I guess this is one of the better places in Wellington, a small city.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have walked this streets many times and can remember the old days (probably 35 years past now) when the trams use to pass through. In those days there was a thriving Woolworth at the Dixon St corner, a lovely delicatessen (Fuller Fultons), Nees hardware store, Bowerco shoe store, London Book Shop the Singer Sewing machine shop. Today I enjoy... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A good place for people watching - good coffee and food - nice bars and interesting little shops. The bucket fountain has become a bit of a landmark and being splashed by it an almost right of passage. The Cuba St baptism. :P

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This street reveals a lot about what Wellington is like, and what it is about. Welly is a very diverse city, with many inhabitants from all over NZ and the world. Here we have students, public servants, writers and artists, theatre and music professionals, business people, designers, entrepreneurs, working holiday makers, young and old, temporary and resident -have I left... More 

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