Cuba St is the place to find vintage fashions, vinyl records and delicious eateries. The mall is a popular pedestrian thoroughfare day and night. The sound of Buskers fills the air. The scent of freshly brewed coffee and mouth-watering food tantalises your senses.
The adjacent alleys are a magnet for street artists. The brightly coloured walls provide a welcome contrast to the grey skies above.
Tourists, politicians and locals rub shoulders as they pass along the eclectic street.
Cuba Street is the perfect place to escape the windy weather. Relax in the café’s, browse through record stores, art galleries and find alternative and vintage fashions. There is plenty to catch the eye.
Both my daughter and I are huge fans of vinyl records. I was excited to many music stores with crates of records on display in the mall. There is nothing like flipping through the stacks of albums in search of forgotten musical treasure. I was very pleased to find some records to add to our collection.
Fossicking through shops is hungry work. It wasn’t long before we gave into the delicious smells and took a seat in the window of an Indian restaurant. It was the perfect spot for a little people watching as we ate our meal.
If you hold an account with one of the “Big 4” Australian banks you will find that they have branches and ATM’s throughout New Zealand. You will be able to use your Australian ATM debit card to withdraw cash from your savings account via the ATM machines. Just watch out for the foreign exchange fees. Your debit ATM Card will not work for EFTPOS purchases in the shops unless it also works as a Visa or Mastercard.
Making your way to Cuba Street
Cuba street is a short walk from Wellingtons Cable Car and upmarket shopping precinct.
For more places to stroll take look at Restless Jo’s Monday Walks.