5 Things New Zealanders love about Wellington this Spring

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5 Things New Zealanders love about Wellington this Spring

Wellington is enjoying a great start to the Spring season with the success of the World of Wearable Arts. Wellington culinary and culture scenes have lots of offer for those travelling to New Zealand’s Capital City…


1. Eva Beva


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Eva Beva is the newest bar to brighten the corner of Dixon and Eva St. You can’t miss the duck-egg blue Fiat Bambina propped up on the far wall. The food is described as “homely” which means there’s something for everyone, making it a great night out. Our favourites are Salt and Pepper Calamari and the Winter Roast Brekkie (we were there in winter!). There’s a good kids menu too, making life easy for travelling families. Eva Beva  35 Dixon Street, Wellington.

2. The Library


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The Library has long been one of our favourite after-dark getaways, we are often here having decadent puddings and expresso martinis in the wee hours. Hidden away upstairs in the heart of Wellington’s Courtenay Place, The Library serves up fun and frivolous cocktails, exquisite and obscure wines, delicious desserts, exceptional cheeses and scrumptious savoury snacks. A great place to relax and unwind with live music every Tuesday evening.

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The Library. Upstairs, 53 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington

3. Dirty Little Secret

This is Wellington’s first rooftop container bar, offering near-panoramic views of Courtenay Place and beyond. Dirty Little Secret is one of the newest venues to hit Wellington. The industrial chic hideaway, inspired by the laneway bars of Melbourne is packed after work and a great place of people wanting to get a cool Wellington vibe during their visit. Dirty Little Secret Level 8, Hope Gibbons Building, 7-8 Dixon Street.

4. Cindy Sherman


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Cindy Sherman has changed the face of contemporary art by constantly manipulating her own image. For over forty years she has used herself as her own model in staged photographs, transforming her appearance through makeup, costumes, wigs, prostheses, and more recently, digital effects. One of the world’s most influential contemporary artists will showcase her renowned portraits at City Gallery in a New Zealand exclusive. Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington 19 Nov – 19 Mar || Get tickets Here

5. Singapore Airlines Capital Express


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Singapore Airlines now flies to Wellington from Singapore, with a brief stop-off in Canberra. Thus the name Capital Express, linking the Antipodean capital cities together. Love it. The Boeing 777-200, which code-shares with Air New Zealand, has 38 business class seats, ensuring your luxury New Zealand holiday starts off with a buzz. Singapore Airlines.

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