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Wellington's favourite rugby team, the Hurricanes, share what they love most about their home city.
The Hurricanes are a fan of Wellington’s legendary coffee scene and love that wherever you go in Wellington, you’re bound to find a good coffee along the way. Wellington is home to many well-known and best-loved cafés which use locally-roasted beans (some even roast their own beans) for a super-fresh and tasty brew and quite possibly the best flat white/long black/single-shot latte you’ve had in a long time.
Wellington is a city surrounded by nature and the Hurricanes love getting amongst it. Wellington has a fantastic network of trails, many of which can be easily reached from the central city. Mt Victoria is a popular place to head for a walk – particularly for those players with dogs, as are the tracks around Polhill Reserve and the Brooklyn Wind Turbine.
Some of the boys love getting out for a surf at Lyall Bay, and if the surf isn’t up, it’s still a favourite place to head for a walk on the beach and a coffee at one of Lyall Bay’s great cafés.
There's always something exciting happening in culture capital and the Hurricanes love getting out and supporting Wellington events. The boys are a particular fan of Visa Wellington On a Plate (August) and love going and taste-testing some of the Burger Wellington entries. They’re also into CubaDupa (March) and the Newtown Festival, where Wellingtonians celebrate the diversity and unique spirit of their city.
The Hurricanes love spending time of Cuba Street with their friends and family. Wellington’s best-loved street is known for its vintage clothing stores and a unique sense of style – it’s a great place for people watching. Cuba Street is also home to Wellington’s best-known public sculpture – the Bucket Fountain – a quirky and colourful slice of Wellington.
Wellington’s Harbourside Market is a favourite amongst locals and visitors – and the Hurricanes are no exception. Held every Sunday, the market features fresh fruit and vegetable stalls and a fleet of food trucks serving up a delicious and diverse range of food. Make like the Hurricanes and head to the Harbourside Market the morning after a big game for a freshly-pressed juice and a delicious mussel or paua fritter sandwich for breakfast.