Willis Street, Wellington

Willis Street, Wellington

Willis Street is one of Wellington's most prominent streets. It is one of the streets that forms the Golden Mile, along with Lambton Quay and Courtenay Place. This is the spot where much of Wellington's shopping and entertainment is located.

Willis Street runs from Brooklyn Road and Nairn Street to Lambton Quay, Willeston Street and Customhouse Quay. It is considered one of the four quarters of the downtown area of Wellington.

There are a number of notable buildings and sites along Willis Street. The Aon Centre and the Majestic Centre are the two tallest buildings in the city. Other spots of interest include St. John's Church, the Henry Pollen House, Meanwhile Art Gallery, Bird Box park, St. Peter's Anglican Church and the Appraisal House.

Shoppers are practically guaranteed to enjoy their time on Willis Street. The street is lined with numerous stores of all shapes and sizes. Shoe stores, supermarkets, clothing boutiques, second-hands shops and cosmetics stores are just some of the shops visitors will find. There are also numerous restaurants and coffee shops on Willis Street.

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Willis Street on Map

Sight Name: Willis Street
Sight Location: Wellington, New Zealand (See walking tours in Wellington)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Wellington, New Zealand

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