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Lovely area

We went there on a Friday evening and were surprised to see a bunch of people who seemed to setting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian M
Montrose, United Kingdom
Nice for a picnic lunch

Great little park in the city to have lunch on a sunny day - a little sheltered from wellingtons... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Danielle J
Wellington, New Zealand
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Jervois Quay, Wellington 2004, New Zealand
+64 4-801 7153
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice open square surrounding by buildings in the mid of Wellington CBD. Not a special place but It is OK, as a place for special events, or as daily place for the local workers to take lunch break when the weather permitted. City Library and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on a Friday evening and were surprised to see a bunch of people who seemed to setting up for an event. It turned out to be the rehearsal of a car symphony. There were 8 cars in a curve and they made...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little park in the city to have lunch on a sunny day - a little sheltered from wellingtons wind so you can eat undisterebed

Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful oasis in the city filled with quirky art sculptures and places to just sit and relax. Slow down and look around as you wander through

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 3 October 2018

always a hustle and bustle, great place to enjoy an coffee and people watch, watching interactions and the business of the city

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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 Deanne D
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
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