What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington
Wellington is, “of course”, the more “Melbourne” of the North Island’s two largest cities, according to Pedestrian TV correspondent Chantelle Schmidt. Schmidt writes that Wellington is “art, vintage, bars and all-round vibes on speed”. And the added bonus, she says: “A sizeable chunk of residents and visitors are in their 20s thanks to the university there, which, unless you’re on the hunt for New Zealand’s Next Top Sugar Daddy™, is top news.”
“Wellington is famed for its breweries, made clear by the variety of local on-tap options at every bar you walk into,” Schmidt writes. “You can do a tasting without committing to an entire schooey. Take the one I did at Garage Project, for example.
“Recommendations include HUSK (across the road from Rogue & Vagabond), Goldings Free Dive and The Black Dog Brew Co..”
“[And] whether you like your art inside or outside, you’re 100 per cent sorted in ‘Windy Welly’, which is good given the weather may dictate your choice. You’ve got the iconic David Bowie mural on Ghuznee Street (grab a coffee from Milk Crate prior), the iconic Hannah’s Laneway and Cable Street’s shark mural – a political statement against shark finning by BMD.
“Indoors, you’ve got contemporary art via Enjoy Public Art Gallery and McLeavey Gallery, both on Cuba Street, as well as City Gallery on Wakefield Street.”
The article also includes recommendations of shopping along Cuba Street, and at “chic boutique” ENA on Ghuznee Street, as well as “Asian street food vibes at its finest, served up yum cha style” at Mr Go’s.
Original article by Chantelle Schmidt, Pedestrian TV, July 9, 2019.
Photo by Cam.