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“fun shopping in Cuba Mall and great books”

Cuba Street District
Ranked #14 of 230 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“fun shopping in Cuba Mall and great books”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

If you love second hand books then head for Cuba Mall with a backpack and check out Ferret Bookstore (in the main mall area, west of the fountain) and the other bookstore hidden opposite down the side alley. Both have a great range of books on many topics as well as novels. Air New Zealand local flights let you have one 23 kg bag, so stock up!

Visited November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Fabulous shops & good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

I enjoyed strolling on this street, heaps of cafes, bars & quaint restos. You will enjoy exploring this place as there are all sorts of shops that will cater to your every whim

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Too many choices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

Wished I could try all the cafes and restaurants. You won't be disappointed. Don't stop at the 1st place, walk around, including side streets. You could discover some gems.

Visited November 2012
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“Great walk in the city!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

Whether you are looking for a place to eat, something to drink, or thing to buy, you have plenty of options to choose from. Street had a great vibe and although it can get a bit crowded at times, its a good way to do some sight seeing, people watching, or shopping or dinning. Great central location and fortunately not far from many hotels. Highly recommended if you are visiting Wellington!

Visited September 2012
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New Zealand
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“Plenty of options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

The top end of Cuba Street is what used to be called Bohemian. A miscellany of bars, cafes, full service restaurants, takeaways, ethnic food outlets. Music shops, second hand goods stores and the sort of character that cannot be created from scratch but builds over many years as the old is joined by the new and the new is joined by the newer and becomes part of the older in the process.
City planners and earthquake prone building issues are changing the low key multiracial eclectic presentation but they have some way to go before they win.

Yet to have a bad cup of coffee there. Or a bad or skimpy meal. Try the Parrillada platter at El Matador for a meat treat or browse through old vinyl albums at the record shop. Or just sit at a footpath table with an ale or a pot of herbal tea and watch the people.

Well worth more than a passing visit

Visited November 2012
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