"Queen?s Wharf - the busy Centre of it all" Top 5 Page for this destination Waterfront Tip by Kakapo2
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This is the centre of the Waterfront, not only thanks to its central location. It also is the busiest part of the Waterfront, with plenty of places to hang out, meet friends, have fun and action. There is even an office of the Wellington Waterfront management with an information centre, next to the Chicago Sports Bar & Café, if you are into details. And there are shops, galleries, and museums.
The shortest way from the CBD is from Lambton Quay via Grey Street.
You enter the central paved square of the precint past two beautifully restored buildings from 1892, housing the Museum of Wellington City & Sea (in the so-called Bond Store), and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.
You have a good choice of restaurants and cafés, some of them very expensive, and some with great views, and some with both. They are located in restored old sheds of the early days:
Chicago Sports Bar & Café
If you look towards the harbour, to your left are more restaurants and bars just some steps away:
The Loaded Hog
The Red Dog
A major complex of Queen?s Wharf is the TSB Bank Arena which is the major city venue for indoor sports, concerts, exhibitions, and conferences. There is a Ticketek counter inside where you can get information and? tickets LOL (also for other venues)
Just around the corner is a place named Ferg?s Kayaks where you can rent kayaks, do inline skating and rock climbing (www.fergskayaks.co.nz).
Some steps further to the water is the Dominion Post Ferry that takes you to Matiu/Somes Island, Days Bay, and Petone.
In some other sheds are exhibition venues, heritage sites, like the NZ Academy of Fine Arts.
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