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Hurricanes heart Wellington

Wellington's favourite rugby team, the Hurricanes, share what they love most about their home city.

Coffee capital

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.

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Wellington's the coffee capital

Welly's great outdoors

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.  

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Lyall Bay

Wellington’s events

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.

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Visa Wellington On a Plate

Cuba Street

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.

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Cuba Street

Harbourside Market

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.

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Harbourside Market