Your guide to WOW: Lambton Quay

Head down to the business end of the city on Lambton Quay. Known as ‘The Golden Mile’ it has a large collection of great shopping options. After your retail therapy fix grab an East by West Ferry for a trip across the harbour to Days Bay. View the city from a completely different perspective. WOW ticket holders get discounts on return fares.

Once you’re back on Wellington’s magnificent waterfront you’ve got fabulous options for dinner before the World of WearableArt. Housed in the iconic Beehive building on Parliament grounds, Bellamys has traditionally been an exclusive restaurant. In the past, only politicians and their associates could dine there. Bellamys by Logan Brown has changed that. The owners behind one of Wellington’s most beloved fine-dining restaurants Logan Brown have set up shop in a building steeped in New Zealand’s political history. For a truly unique experience, you can have a pre-show dinner with a WOW-inspired menu.

The busy and vibrant interior of Charley Noble, with customers sitting at tables and servers waiting tables, and kitchen staff in the background preparing food.

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Charley Noble.

Across the road from the TSB Arena, Charley Noble couldn’t be much closer to the action of WOW. Housed in the last remaining shipping industry building on Wellington’s waterfront it is, fittingly, a haven for seafood lovers. Along with themed cocktails and special discounts for ticket holders, Charley Noble is providing a WearableArt(s) Express Menu. It’s designed to ensure you have a great dining experience and be on time for the show.

At Ernesto’s, the riot of colour in the décor and flavour in the menu will get you in the mood for a WOW experience. The restaurant on Grey Street has two options for pre-show diners. The two-course and three-course meals come with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.