Wellington Central, Wellington

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Wellington Central
Basic information
Local authorityWellington City
Land area59 ha (0.23 sq mi)
Population3,931 (2017 [1])
SouthTe Aro
Wellington Central at dusk, 2011

Wellington Central is an inner-city suburb of New Zealand's capital, Wellington. It comprises the northern part of the central business district, with the majority of Wellington's high-rise buildings.


The majority of Wellington's High Street, Lambton Quay, runs through Wellington Central. From Lambton Quay the Wellington Cable Car is accessible.

Wellington Central is also home to Wellington's Civic Precinct, including Civic Square, the Wellington Town Hall, Wellington Central Library, the Michael Fowler Centre, and City Gallery Wellington.


Wellington Central consists of the flat, mostly reclaimed land, west of Lambton Harbour and the part of The Terrace immediately above it. It is bounded on the north by the suburb Pipitea (which includes Parliament Buildings) and extends as far south as Civic Square. The part of Wellington Central Business District south of Wellington Central is called Te Aro, which is the focus of Wellington's night-life.[2]


  1. ^ http://forecast.idnz.co.nz/wellington/about-forecast-areas/?WebID=400
  2. ^ "Wellington City Suburbs" (PDF). Wellington City Council. February 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2015.