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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 #28 of 146 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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Wellington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Yawn. Cuba Street is a squalid tedious mix of bad 60s urban planning (endemic in NZ) combined with semi-derelict 'heritage' architecture. It attracts the city's hippies and hipsters who seem convinced they have found a cool urban nirvana instead of a really short stretch of mediocre chain stores and tired bars. It may be cool for Wellingtonians, and as usual,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well, there are many delicious restaurants, a large variety of clothing shops, book shops, historic buildings, cafes... It's great for shopping around, and wonderful to walk through, vibrant in colours and authentic.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love dipping into the delights of Cuba Street, lots of original clothing shops and unique restaurants many that have been there for years because of the quality. But it can be pretty shabby too with empty shops and decaying buildings. Perhaps that adds to the experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The pedestrian mall section of Cuba St is worth a visit: lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from, some interesting clothes shop, buskers, locals and tourist.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cuba St is the heart and soul of Wellington. One of Wellington's original streets, it's an ecclectic mix of start up businesses, 2nd hand shops, some of Wellington (and NZ's) best restaurants and cafes, funky clothes shops as well as a huge mix of all sorts or weird and wonderful people. Food wise you can't go past Martha's Pantry at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Cuba St is artistic alternative and sophistication combined, amazing cuisine, coffee, deserts, shopping, historic buildings, Cuba St rocks!

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Cute little paved street with a character and great place to wander around, Some decent places to eat and drink all throughout. They got Friday night market, when the street bristles with all energy and aroma. It needs to be on wintry cold night to enjoy some great, hot street food.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We headed off to Cuba Street for the Friday night market and it did not disappoint. The place is lively and packed with people but such a brilliant atmosphere. The food stalls were doing a very brisk trade; we started with teriyaki chicken, then moved to another stall for a burrito and finished off with Chimney cake. This is a... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wellington's inner city Cuba Street, has a reputation as a tourist must see and place to visit. Regarded as the hub of the city, Cuba Street was once the route of trams until 1969 when it was closed to traffic and made into a mall. This is a historic part of Wellington, features the Historic Listed BNZ Building. Buskers, exhibition... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You can wonder up and down Cuba Street then find a different shop every time, it has a range of independent shops as well as some chain ones as well. At the top end of the street you will find lots of different places to eat and also par-take in a few drinks, if you feel inclined!

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