Secrets Series

Wellington is a treasure trove of secrets, with hidden bars, laneway coffee shops, and boutique retailers and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to experience these secrets yourself. So to help you uncover the best of them, our In-The-Know concierge team have collated their Secrets Series.
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ARTY BEES BOOKS. A family-run, independent bookstore nestled in the heart of Wellington, Arty Bees houses over 130,000 pre-loved and new books ranging from the obvious to the outright bizarre..

ARTY BEES BOOKS. A family-run, independent bookstore nestled in the heart of Wellington, Arty Bees houses over 130,000 pre-loved and new books ranging from the obvious to the outright bizarre..

BROOKLYN HILL TRAILS. Once at the summit the true secret of this hill is the extensive array of well-crafted multi-use trails which descend back into the city through native bush and wildlife.

BROOKLYN HILL TRAILS. Once at the summit the true secret of this hill is the extensive array of well-crafted multi-use trails which descend back into the city through native bush and wildlife.

ROXY CINEMA.   Not so secret with locals, the cinema itself has become an integral part of the blossoming Wellington film industry and is well worth a visit.

ROXY CINEMA. Not so secret with locals, the cinema itself has become an integral part of the blossoming Wellington film industry and is well worth a visit.

BIG BAD WOLF. Our secret suggestion is the Spit Roast Pork Sandwich. An ideal lunchtime treat with the pork sourced from free range pigs; whether a meat connoisseur or not, a treat not to be missed.

BIG BAD WOLF. Our secret suggestion is the Spit Roast Pork Sandwich. An ideal lunchtime treat with the pork sourced from free range pigs; whether a meat connoisseur or not, a treat not to be missed.

OTARI-WILTON’S BUSH. The Otari Botanic Garden is a unique sanctuary dedicated to native plants, and along with Wilton’s Bush reserve, is a perfect place for escaping the bustle of the central city. Our pick of the reserve is the 800-year old Rimu found by taking the Blue trail.

OTARI-WILTON’S BUSH. The Otari Botanic Garden is a unique sanctuary dedicated to native plants, and along with Wilton’s Bush reserve, is a perfect place for escaping the bustle of the central city. Our pick of the reserve is the 800-year old Rimu found by taking the Blue trail.

HIDDEN ART TRAIL. The Old Bank Arcade is one of Wellington's commercial buildings which holds secret art installations even the most curious of locals may not know about.

HIDDEN ART TRAIL. The Old Bank Arcade is one of Wellington's commercial buildings which holds secret art installations even the most curious of locals may not know about.

SIX BARREL SODA CO. Accessed via a small doorway in an alley wall, take the stairs to uncover one of the finest people watching spots in town offering a delightful range of tasty treats and quality coffee.

SIX BARREL SODA CO. Accessed via a small doorway in an alley wall, take the stairs to uncover one of the finest people watching spots in town offering a delightful range of tasty treats and quality coffee.

THE MT VIC CHIPPERY. Located at the bottom of Majoribanks St, serves fresh fish prepared to your liking and has an intriguing range of home-cooked chips and sides to complete your indulgence.

THE MT VIC CHIPPERY. Located at the bottom of Majoribanks St, serves fresh fish prepared to your liking and has an intriguing range of home-cooked chips and sides to complete your indulgence.

ANCESTRAL. The true secret to Ancestral is the Haipai private dining room. Enjoy the additional seclusion and attention the room offers for a delightful, exclusive evening.

ANCESTRAL. The true secret to Ancestral is the Haipai private dining room. Enjoy the additional seclusion and attention the room offers for a delightful, exclusive evening.

THE SUPREME COURT. This building is not only of national significance but also contains a number of unique and symbolic elements hidden throughout its design.

THE SUPREME COURT. This building is not only of national significance but also contains a number of unique and symbolic elements hidden throughout its design.


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They make classic fountain-style sodas & soda syrups in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand.

They make classic fountain-style sodas & soda syrups in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand.

ST ANDREWS ON THE TERRACE. A progressive christian church, St Andrews is considered to have the best acoustics of any performance space of its type in Wellington and regularly holds free lunchtime concerts.

ST ANDREWS ON THE TERRACE. A progressive christian church, St Andrews is considered to have the best acoustics of any performance space of its type in Wellington and regularly holds free lunchtime concerts.

Lonely Planet называет Веллингтон "маленькой столицей с высокой репутацией". Этот новозеландский город - один из самых крупных центров сосредоточения и развития сценического искусства в Океании, обязательное место для посещения для искушенных гурманов, и, возможно, единственное место в мире, где подают фантастически вкусный flat white. | Ahipara Luxury Travel New Zealand #новаязеландия #достопримечательности #хоббит #туры

Lonely Planet называет Веллингтон "маленькой столицей с высокой репутацией". Этот новозеландский город - один из самых крупных центров сосредоточения и развития сценического искусства в Океании, обязательное место для посещения для искушенных гурманов, и, возможно, единственное место в мире, где подают фантастически вкусный flat white. | Ahipara Luxury Travel New Zealand #новаязеландия #достопримечательности #хоббит #туры

The Front Entrance on Lambton Quay of the Supreme Court.

The Front Entrance on Lambton Quay of the Supreme Court.

FLIGHT COFFEE'S HQ: The Hangar. Providing a unique and enticing environment decorated with an array of coffee paraphernalia the Hangar is a true coffee secret which must be tried.

FLIGHT COFFEE'S HQ: The Hangar. Providing a unique and enticing environment decorated with an array of coffee paraphernalia the Hangar is a true coffee secret which must be tried.

EKIM BURGERS.To make the most of this secret, pop down later in the evening to catch the last of surfers as you revel in the traditional fare, and on a clear evening enjoy stunning vistas of the South Island.

EKIM BURGERS.To make the most of this secret, pop down later in the evening to catch the last of surfers as you revel in the traditional fare, and on a clear evening enjoy stunning vistas of the South Island.

C.G.R MERCHANT & CO. Recently opened, C.G.R specialise in making their own rum and gin infusions using a variety of herbs and spices.

C.G.R MERCHANT & CO. Recently opened, C.G.R specialise in making their own rum and gin infusions using a variety of herbs and spices.

RED ROCKS. Our pick of short walks is Red Rocks on Wellington’s south coast, where views of the South Island are plentiful on a clear day. Sundays are the best time to explore, as the 4WD access road is closed to cars and from May to October you may be lucky enough to even spot a seal lounging on the rocks at Sinclair head.

RED ROCKS. Our pick of short walks is Red Rocks on Wellington’s south coast, where views of the South Island are plentiful on a clear day. Sundays are the best time to explore, as the 4WD access road is closed to cars and from May to October you may be lucky enough to even spot a seal lounging on the rocks at Sinclair head.

HIDDEN ART TRAIL. The Old Bank Arcade is one of Wellington's commercial buildings which holds secret art installations even the most curious of locals may not know about.

HIDDEN ART TRAIL. The Old Bank Arcade is one of Wellington's commercial buildings which holds secret art installations even the most curious of locals may not know about.

VIVA MEXICO. Not your typical Mexican restaurant by New Zealand standards, Viva Mexico specialises in authentic and lesser known dishes stemming from Iztapalapa, Mexico City, where the owners grew up

VIVA MEXICO. Not your typical Mexican restaurant by New Zealand standards, Viva Mexico specialises in authentic and lesser known dishes stemming from Iztapalapa, Mexico City, where the owners grew up

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