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Great place to eat lunch

Civic square is a sun trap and a great place to eat lunch on a week day or the weekend. It is also... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

located next to the harbour, with timber sculptures. The City Art Gallery, and the Central Library... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jervois Quay, Wellington 2004, New Zealand
+64 4-801 7153
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located next to the harbour, with timber sculptures. The City Art Gallery, and the Central Library are adjacent to it.

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Civic square is a sun trap and a great place to eat lunch on a week day or the weekend. It is also the entry for the art gallery and into the library. A quick cut through if you are going from Cuba St to...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I assumed this square to be busy and packed up with people, but the square was empty when I was there. There are library, I-site, gallery around this square.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This place feels a bit bland, nothing really interesting, just a place to pass through when you are exploring the area.

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Government buildings near by and nice place to have walk around for few minutes and gives a feelings of capital city.

Thank bkdashbbsr
Reviewed 19 June 2018

What a neat place to visit. I went with my nana and we sat in the sun for a couple of hours watching the people and different activities going on. A lovely afternoon.

Thank ClaireS4614
Reviewed 7 June 2018

There is not really a lot to see on this square except a few nice art pieces. Through the civic square and the seabridge you have easy access to the ‘waterfront’ area.

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We attended last night. Last year wasn't great, this year was much worse! Very limited fixtures to look at. There were more people on the waterfront going home from work than there were looking at the festival. I felt sorry for all the food trucks...More

Thank KiwiAndrew
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We ventured into this central public area of Wellington on our way to the wharf. There are several interesting buildings and structures in the area. The city’s library, gallery and town hall are all located on the civic square. Diverse architecture includes what seems like...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Walk, sit or just wander, this place has a delightful setting to relax in. You pass this on the sea to city bridge.

Thank DiMcH29
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