13 Apr 2022

A walking guide to Wellington's architecture

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 13 April 2022
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Photo: Patrick Reynolds / Massey University Press

From Oriental Parade, to Cuba Street, Lambton Quay, The Terrace, Aro Street, Wellington is known as a very compact and walkable city.

It's also packed full of interesting buildings which tell a story of the city's history. Architecture writer John Walsh has already published popular walking guides for Christchurch and Auckland, and Wellington is now in for the same treatment.

Alongside photographer Patrick Reynolds, John Walsh has produced a pocket guide of 120 of Wellington's most significant central city buildings. And as John tells Kathryn, there's a lot to write about; hemmed in by steep hills and little flat land, Wellington has the most intensely occupied downtown in the country.