Wellington is famous for its tiny, tucked-away bars, quirky cafes and galleries, fashion boutiques, award winning restaurants and buzzing nightlife. But what you may not know is that the New Zealand capital is also blessed with more bars, restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City. That’s right, it’s a thriving foodie (and drinkie) metropolis. We can’t show you all the 300 plus inner-city restaurant and bars, but here’s a sneak peak at some of Australian tourist, Patrick Stevenson — aka The Hipster’s — favourites.
Our Bali Girl got to sample one of New Zealand’s premier music festivals during her trip to New Zealand — the epic Rhythm and Vines. Nestled in amongst the vineyards in Gisborne, this is one of the very first places in the world to see the sunrise. Rhythm and Vines is also the winner of the 2010 Best Festival/Event NZ Tourism Award and is the pinnacle of the best festival week offered anywhere in New Zealand.
Rebecca Louise Boyd-Bais is so wonderfully Sydney. She is a self-confessed princess who lives in the bubble of the lower North Shore and the South Eastern Suburbs. She likes exclamation marks and smiley faces.
When it comes to being a hipster, Australian Patrick ticks all the boxes. He is a skinny white boy living in the hood (well, Redfern, Sydney). He’s a part-time DJ, full-time social photographer, and the wearer of ironic T-shirts and ironic shorts. He’s the bearer of ironic tattoos and the rider of an ironic bicycle.
When it comes to being a hipster, Australian Patrick ticks all the boxes. For all his hipster tendencies, Patrick is actually really nice. Which is why our friends at Air New Zealand wanted to change his mind about New Zealand. To do that they took him to the capital of Kiwi hipsterdom.