Cuba Street District, Wellington

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Take a stroll through Cuba Street District for a taste of Wellington's bohemian side. Located right in the center of the city, this historical pedestrian area is without a doubt one of the capital's liveliest spots. Dotted with cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques stores, the district radiates creative spirit and an easy-going attitude. In addition to the ever-present street performers, some of the main attractions include numerous antique shops where you can find everything from secondhand clothes to old records and vintage furniture. The district is well connected with the rest of the city and easily accessible both by car and public transportation. Take a look at our Wellington family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Cuba Street District and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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As an established, modern capital city, Wellington offers accommodations of numerous shapes and sizes. Get a harbor view at a luxury hotel by the waterfront, or enjoy simple rental rooms at one of the many backpacker hostels. Cheaper accommodation lies outside the downtown area, with motels, campsites, and RV parks providing options for those on smaller budgets, and travelers wanting to get out of town and into the rolling, green hills. Wellington benefits from a wide range of transport and a very efficient infrastructure, so you'll have access to attractions no matter where you stay.
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  • Visited Cuba Street two mornings in a row; both days for breakfast and shopping. Quite busy so potentially a bit of a wait at some of the more popular places. Great vibe and nice to shop in quirky dif...  more »
  • Heard a lot about Cuba St. Profoundly disappointed - it's just another street cluttered with brand name shops - whats the big deal?  more »
  • Gave up on counting the number of coffee cafes down Cuba Street! An eclectic collection of shops and people make this district an interesting place to spend time. Lots more of restaurants and pubs to ...  more »