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Things to do in Newtown

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“Wellington zoo has achieved a good balance of needs of the animals in their care with those of the viewing public. Some good enclosures - you wont see any elephants - the animals you do see are well looked after. A bit of a walk as some steep bits. A flat 10 minute walk from the cottage to get there.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Café
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“Great tapas style starters, - good sized portions. Good variety on offer, to suit vegetarians and meat lovers. Have live music on Fri evenings and great outdoor seating - very sheltered. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Ramen! If you love Ramen, you will love the Ramen Shop. Almost as good as in Japan :)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“if you're serious about organic, free trade coffee this is THE PLACE to go, and the coffe's great. Great local scene on a sunny day. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Place to shop
“10 minute walk and you have a well stocked, small grocery store. There is a Frida Kahlo bag hanging in the kitchen for your use.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“My favourite neighbourhood pub. Always an eclectic mix of characters and beer! An excellent Brazilian inspired menu. The pork belly sliders are a must.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“$$ A hidden authentic Italian gem with carafe wine and wood-panelled decor.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Drive or take the bus here (or walk 30mins) and pick up some truely delicious bread. Our favorite the ‘campagne’ a semi-rustic loaf that’s crunchy on the outside with a delicious soft center with the perfect amount of chewiness. Sooo good. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Creative burgers, craft beer and BBQ served in a bright, cheerful bar with board games and a backyard. 4.4 out of 5 stars. Source: Google”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great Italian food. Cheap lunch and excellent paninis. The shop has the ​most Italian delicacies.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Newtown has lots of unique cafes and restaurants along with a McDonalds. Pretty much food to suit everyone.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“It's one of wellingtons best smaller venues and it's just around the corner....”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Best for emergencies. It is a NZ Public Hospital which charges for most overseas visitors. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is my favorite restaurant in Wellington! The food in general is excellent and this place has really nice vibe to it... ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not the fanciest restaurant, but the food is great and the price is very reasonable.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Great coffee, wholefood cakes and vegan and vegetarian brunch and lunches. Very reasonably priced.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Takeaway
“Ramen! If you love Ramen, you will love the Ramen Shop. Almost as good as in Japan :)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“My favourite neighbourhood pub. Always an eclectic mix of characters and beer! An excellent Brazilian inspired menu. The pork belly sliders are a must.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“$$ A hidden authentic Italian gem with carafe wine and wood-panelled decor.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Creative burgers, craft beer and BBQ served in a bright, cheerful bar with board games and a backyard. 4.4 out of 5 stars. Source: Google”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is my favorite restaurant in Wellington! The food in general is excellent and this place has really nice vibe to it... ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not the fanciest restaurant, but the food is great and the price is very reasonable.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Great coffee, wholefood cakes and vegan and vegetarian brunch and lunches. Very reasonably priced.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend

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