Wellington, capital of New Zealand, has a distinctive charm that goes way beyond its shopping, café and nightlife scene.
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Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, no Auckland – may come in useful during a pub quiz! Wellington is also considered to be the culinary capital of New Zealand. It’s a fairly small city you can easily walk around. Wellington is something of a hidden gem. Lonely Planet hailed it the “coolest capital in the world” – that it may be, but it’s certainly not the most visited.
You’ll find a small gay scene in Wellington. As is often the case in New Zealand, Wellington is a great place to be if you like adventure and extreme sport. Failing that you can unwind with a glass of New Zealand’s finest.
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Large underground lounge bar & club and a focal point of the Wellington gay scene. Ivy Bar...
S&M’s Cocktail Bar & Lounge
Wellington's LGBT-popular cocktail lounge bar with various themed nights.
The Fringe Bar
Inner city venue with karaoke, live shows and comedy.