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Cuba Street District

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Address: Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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A street with character

Cuba Street is a Wellington institution. It includes some older, character buildings, some great cafes and restaurants and some interesting retail outlets...and the colourful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cuba Street is definitely the heart of Wellington city. It has cool bars, great restaurants and quirky shops. There are restaurants for all price brackets. If you love old books don't miss the old book store just off Cuba. The night market has a great selection of foods. Yum Cuba street has a heart beat. Loved it all.

Thank MariaMc1
Wellington, New Zealand
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cuba Street is a Wellington institution. It includes some older, character buildings, some great cafes and restaurants and some interesting retail outlets...and the colourful Bucket Fountain sculpture. Because, for a fair stretch there's a traffic-free mall, there are always lots of people enjoying the ambience of the place. On Saturday evenings, there is a street food market at the bottom... More 

Thank Alexander6011
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cuba Mall was fun, from the fountain with its pink water during the day for the children, to its night markets of different cultural foods in the evenings. The shops are interesting slightly bohemian and there were some great restaurants. The buildings look pretty bad in the outside and need to have a makeover, I'm guessing The need strengthening quake... More 

Thank CherryB54
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cuba Street was a short walk from our hotel (further from downtown hotels). Victorian/Edwardian architecture above street level gives way to trendy restaurants and bars below. The end of the street gives easy access to the harbour via an interesting bridge over the highway. Walk around here in the early evening. We eventually returned from the harbour area to select... More 

Thank Mel B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found the famous bucket fountain here and a couple of steps further we found Plum cafe/bar/eatery. What a find, staff all very friendly in a nice and not pushy way, and the food was excellent. Had a mini plumster one day and the fish and chips the following day. Go there and you will receive a warm welcome on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Cuba Street neighborhood is an interesting mix of different food, music and art places. There is something for anyone, tourists and locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We accidentally booked accommodations a stones throw from here and went for dinner upon arrival. The Cuba District was a happening place. People, mostly young, and food trucks all over the place. Very good diversity of food in multiple restaurants. Worth a visit!

Thank Diane R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to Cuba from our accommodation in the Victoria university residences. Took 10 mins maybe (coming back took longer it was uphill). Stopped for some food took some photos of excellent bronze sculpture of man and dog. Noticed the prices were high compared to CHCH but that the big smoke for you. Well worth a look.

Thank nglenjarman
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cuba Street is just the most colourful street full of flavour and culture. On our return trip to NZ we had to make Cuba Street a destination, it's like no other place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As precincts go the Cuba St district is a small area of a few interesting shops. We visited the night market and there were lots of dodgy people and food vendors with a couple of shops open selling second hand books and clothes. The alley is full of smoke from cooking and crowded with alternate people. If thats your thing... More 

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