Make the most of your visit with our list of the locals’ favourite gems, all within walking distance of the Wellington Waterfront and TSB Arena. We’ve chosen independent stores and cafes with beautiful fitouts that reflect the unique character of our precinct and provide a fabulous shopping and dining experience.
The entrancing scent of carefully formulated skin, hair and body care products will draw you in to Aesop’s signature Wellington store. Intelligent and sustainable design are reflected in both the products and store fitout, which features natural timber and large windows, allowing light to filter through. Informed consultants will be pleased to introduce the Aesop range and to guide your selections.
150 Featherston Street, Wellington Central
One of Wellington’s oldest cafes, Astoria recently reopened following an 18 month long refurbishment. The new fitout offers a contemporary aesthetic with low lighting, creating a pleasant ambience in which to enjoy the new menu, which takes influences from Italian cuisine and New York Deli food.
Midland Park, 159 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central
7am - 3pm Mon - Fri
9am - late Mon - Fri
Trelise Cooper is known for exclusive, timeless, luxurious design that makes women look and feel fantastic. The flagship Wellington boutique is a welcoming space where women can come and enjoy a fabulous shopping experience.
163 Featherston Street, Wellington Central
Specialising in coffee, pastry and sandwiches, Little Grump is a great lunchtime or coffee pitstop on a busy day out in the heart of Wellington city. Everything is baked fresh daily, so come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and goods that make you feel warm inside.
142 Featherston Street, Wellington Central
Open 7am - 2 pm
Monday - Friday
Got a few extra hours up your sleeve? Why not wander down to Queens Wharf and take a cruise on the East By West Ferry to picturesque Days Bay. Days Bay is the perfect quick escape from the city, where you can stroll the beach, explore local artists’ galleries or enjoy an ice cream in the sunshine.
Queens Wharf, Wellington Centraleastbywest.co.nz/timetables-and-fares