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NZ Spanish steps

To rival the Spanish Steps is this The Plimmer Steps in Wellington NZ. It's not as wide or large but it is a kiwi steps and it's in Wellington. You have to take in the moment... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Patrick L
Melbourne, Australia
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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

These are normal steps taking you to a higher level. Nothing special and not worth making an effort to see. Great statue at the bottom. You may pass them on the way to the cable car.

Thank Alipa50
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

To rival the Spanish Steps is this The Plimmer Steps in Wellington NZ. It's not as wide or large but it is a kiwi steps and it's in Wellington. You have to take in the moment and picture it in your head and you'll get to appreciate it in its entirety.

Thank Patrick L
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I walked past here and nearly missed it as I wasn't expecting to see it on my way to the cable car, but was glad I stopped to check it out and take a picture. It's a really nice statue and interesting history.

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Really amazing steps that go up as you walk up them and down when you walk down them. Kiwi ingenuity at its finest.

3 Thank seanbear64
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is just a flight of stairs that connects Lambton quay to travellodge,so nothing to go out your way to see

Thank Flitz8
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Agree with others - not sure how this has gotten into the attractions of Wellington. The steps are steps - a way to get from a to b. The statue at the bottom is of some interest if passing but so not worth seeking out as an "attraction".

1 Thank mav_nz
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Okay so there's not much here, but the statue is captivating, and its a handy little walk through to the higher streets, as well as being the access point from Lambton Quay up to the travelodge. If you're interested in history, check out the Plimmers Arc in the Bank Arcade (separate review) which is really interesting.

Thank Lissel A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

John Plimmer (28 June 1812 – 5 January 1905) was an English settler and entrepreneur in New Zealand who has been called the "Father of Wellington".This steep , though attractive lane goes from Lambton Quay to Boulcott Street . There is a statue of John and his dog at the Lambton Quay end of the lane. They are not just... More 

1 Thank Natalie1964
Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

It's a long flight of stairs and walkway between office buildings. Seriously not an attraction! Mr Plimmer and his dog at the bottom might be slightly interesting.

Thank kjnzla
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Really they are. I don't see why these are a attraction. I walk up and down everyday. They're great for a leg workout I'll give them that.

Thank JessyMaca

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