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Toast to a taste of Wellington

As well as being tucked between New Zealand’s finest wine regions, the coffee capital is home to a number of purveyors of delicious beverages. Be sure to make a toast to these local flavours when in Wellington.

Coffee capital

Voyeur Magazine once wrote Wellington was ”…fast becoming better known for its long blacks rather than its All Blacks”, such is our city’s reputation for all things coffee. A flat white (always a double) is an integral part of the daily grind in the coffee capital, which is served by over a dozen local roasteries. Look out for Mojo, Havana, Caffe L’affare, Peoples, Coffee Supreme, Revive and Flight.

Craft beer capital

Made with the attention and care usually reserved for mothers of small children, craft beer is as tasty as a nice meal out and as refreshing as a southerly breeze. Craft beer appreciation is not so much a cult as a full-blown religion in these parts thanks to a trail of fine establishments and passionate local brewers. Stop by the Fork & Brewer and The Hop Garden; be sure to put in your order for a Wellington Tuatara, Garage Project, ParrotDog or Yeastie Boys brew.

Very fine wines

Wellington is tucked between two of New Zealand’s finest wine regions and sits at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, which takes visitors on a drive through regions accounting for more than 80% of the country’s wine production. Be sure to match your meals in the culinary capital with local wines from Marlborough, Wairarapa or Hawke’s Bay.