We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quite Vibrant And Colourful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cuba Street District

Cuba Street District
Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
Improve this listing
Ranked #26 of 189 things to do in Wellington
Attraction details
Cairns Region, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Quite Vibrant And Colourful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Interesting place it is. There is always something happening here. I love the stroll up and down either in the daytime or at night admiring the huge chain of shops opposite each other. You will find there are some nice cafes, very good coffee shops, excellent restaurants, sex shops, fantastic bars, super night clubs, designer shops, fashions shops and some very good retail shops in this area. I should say you will find anything and everything here. Within the mall outside you can find budding young fashion designers showing some sort of statement, movie makers hoping to create something, dancers, painters and solo artist strutting their stuff hoping to attract some attention from someone who will give them that much needed break. Many of them will captivate you, some will surprise you but that's just the way it is. New Zealand people are very open minded which allows for the totally weird and wonderful.

Such a vibrant, colourful and very interesting part of Wellington in so far as there is always something interesting going on. Quite busy at times and such a buzz.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

627 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    245
    255
    96
    29
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Always find a gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

An interesting area to just walk and browse all the shops and little nooks and crannies. Market on Friday night is an option for dinner and second hand shops are unique too.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boynton Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Bars, Restaurants and some Shopping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I popped into the S&M Bar on Cuba St. which is lovely. The owners were there and were extremely friendly. Their names start with S and M--hence the name of the hotel. It is a gay bar but they welcome any/all customers.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
paris
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Such a good vibe emanating from this colourful street! Nice vintage shops and mixed crowds give to this little street a quaint atmosphere.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Love the place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Enjoy a walk around but mainly go to Abrakebabra it's the best food place ever, yummm food and service and complete value for money... Well worth a visit my kids love it... Huge portions

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cuba Street District also viewed

 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Cuba Street District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cuba Street District, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.