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Wellington City Itinerary

People walking down Hannahs Laneway.
The neatest things to see, eat, and do.

Celebrating A Decade of Six Barrel Soda Co.

Joe Slatter holding two gold ballons with the numbers 1-0.
Wellington
On 2nd May, Six Barrel Soda Co. will celebrate 10 years. We chatted to Joe Slater, Co-Founder and Managing Director, about how he feels to be celebrating a decade making these utterly delicious drinks.

Seven Vegetarian Spots to Travel for this Meat Free May

Waiter holding two vegan dishes at Hillside Kitchen in Wellington.
Auckland

Challenge yourself and go Meat Free this May. The planet, the animals and your body will thank you for it.

Forget the Chocolate Eggs, Let’s Hunt For The Best Hot Cross Buns

A big tray of hot cross buns from Volare, Hamilton.
Auckland

It’s that time of year; hot cross bun season and we’re all about it.

Estère's Wellington

Estere smiling to camera.
Wellington

I’m a sound nerd and an anthropologist. I was born on Waiheke and grew up in Wellington. My mum's a Pākehā New Zealander and my dad's from Cameroon in Central Africa.

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Little Beer Quarter

Yellow exterior of Little Beer Quarter.
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With 12 craft beers on tap and over 100 bottles of beer from New Zealand and around the globe this inner-city pub truly is a gem.

Hawthorn Lounge

Green lamps on bar counter.
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The service at Hawthorn Lounge is impeccable, in the sense that they're attentive without being overbearing. It's novel enough to make you realise that most places have forgotten the hospitable out of hospitality.

Mason

A plant and table and chairs.
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A sign above the jet black entrance at Mason invites you to come as you are, and it's a tempting proposal.

91 Aro

A man pouring beer.
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Welcome to hop-head heaven.

Heyday

Outdoor courtyard at Heyday, Wellington.
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A fun and easy going brewery and bar, with plenty of games (including table tennis!) to keep you entertained.

Hanging Ditch

People sitting in the bar.
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Hanging Ditch, for those who are yet to visit, is Leeds’ Street best little slice of stealth.

Mockingbird

Large restaurant space downstairs with wooden walls and colourful seating.
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Mockingbird serves the capital’s plant-based and open minded omnivorous population with beautiful vegan ‘junk food’.

The Third Eye

Close up of beer taps.
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Tuatara's 'temple of taste' gives one of New Zealand's largest craft brewers a claw-hold in the city of beer.

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Salty Pidgin

Inside the restaurant.
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A suburban eatery with city sophistication.

TJ Katsu

Man pouring soy sauce on a plate of sushi.
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Wellington restaurant TJ Katsu serves fresh, exciting Japanese food from multiple locations in the central city.

Loretta

A woman behind the counter.
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The menu at Loretta speaks of simple food done well.

Viva Mexico Newtown

Art on an exterior wall.
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Tired of cooking what Mexicans didn’t eat, Antonio Gonzales started Viva Mexico.