Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is arguably the country’s best regional art gallery. Presenting contemporary – often experimental –...
Real Tart Gallery
To see what local artists have to offer, visit the 100-year-old reconstructed warehouse Real Tart Gallery. Exhibitions change regularly...
Underneath a regulation Irish pub, the grungy Basement is the best place in town to catch up-and-coming live acts, broadly sheltering...
Empire Tea & Coffee
A perfectly evolved Kiwi tearoom with china plates nailed to the walls and a sunny courtyard. Tasty sandwiches, salads, lasagne and...
Lonely Planet review
Housed in an old opera house, the three-venue Showplace stages a variety of big performances (Russian Ballet, Pam Ayers). For online bookings go to Ticketek (www.ticketek.co.nz) or Ticket Direct (www.ticketdirect.co.nz).