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Best things to do in Aro Valley

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Wildlife sanctuary in a beautiful valley. Great opportunity to see some of the native New Zealand birdlife.”
129 locals recommend
Food
“It's our very own local brewery with a bar just a one minute walk from the cottage”
32 locals recommend
Establishment
“Locally roasted coffee in historic Aro Valley. Check out the cultural icon Aro Video across the road ”
18 locals recommend
Bar
“One of Wellington's most iconic craft beer brewers. The Tap room is small, intimate, and has the best range of Garage Project's ever changing beer selection. We recommend doing a tasting flight (a series of smaller beers) to give you a chance to taste the range. Worth a visit”
14 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“We have some excellent hiking trails right on our doorstep that wind through the regenerating native bush in Polhill Reserve. The entry point is only 3 minutes away from the bottom end of Karepa Street. The Polhill Reserve loop is suitable for those of average fitness and takes from 45 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on your fitness level. There are plenty of shorter walks you can take if you want something easier: 2 suggestions: Head down to Aro Street (around 30 minutes) for refreshments including craft beer (Garage Project), coffee, or bread or pastries (Arobake), or alternatively walk up to the Brooklyn Wind Turbine for stunning panoramic views of Wellington. ”
8 locals recommend
Establishment
“There's nothing better than freshly baked bread. Their cakes are pretty good too. ”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a short walk away and offers a local flavour with good live music on Sunday afternoon.”
7 locals recommend
University
“5 min walk up the hill from us is the Uni, great views, nice cafes and superb vibe,”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fresh, innovative bistro with set menu. For foodies that want a unique Wellington experience. ”
5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Beautiful park within a 5 minute walk from the flat. Lots of nature, and an awesome adult size play scape. Riding the zip-line is a must.”
4 locals recommend
Establishment
2 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“This is your local village. Here you can have buy food supplies, have a coffee or brunch, take aways or a nice cold craft beer.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
1 local recommends
Event Space
“An historic part of the city with cafes, a great craft brewery and plenty of charm. Polhill Reserve, a little way up the valley has walking and biking tracks that take you into the town belt and beyond. ”
3 locals recommend
Route
“Aro Valley has got a couple of smaller shops. The one next to the video store has a good selection at reasonable prices.”
1 local recommends
Route
1 local recommends