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Historic building

This building dates from 1901 when the Head Office of the Bank of NZ opened here. it fell into... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Fashion, cafes & history

Worth a look if you're nearby. They have an interesting selection of unique fashion stores, plus a... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand
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The complex offers exclusive boutique shopping
233-237 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-922 0600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building dates from 1901 when the Head Office of the Bank of NZ opened here. it fell into disrepair after the bank closed. In the 1990s the building was restored by the same company that restored the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. Now it...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Worth a look if you're nearby. They have an interesting selection of unique fashion stores, plus a few good cafes - including the last remaining Starbucks in the CBD. Travel down stairs to view some of the remains of an historic ship and learn a...More

Thank TeamIan
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We had a stroll through the Old Bank Shopping Arcade recently when visiting Wellington. It is beautifully restored with a variety of shops including eateries. Don't forget to go downstairs and have a look at the old Bank Safe in the lower level. On the...More

1  Thank pandd1946
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This area has been well restored from what was once a Bank, and the remnants of its former life are still there to see. It has been divided into a series of small artisan shops and coffee houses, which although very nice, do not offer...More

Thank raymondb944
Reviewed January 26, 2018

We passed through here while we were shopping and while the boutique shops in there were not my usual type of shop even the building itself is worth a look. It has been well restored with plaques about the old bank and is lovely to...More

Thank 225Anne225
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautifully restored building with old wood and features in keeping with the era the building was built. The shops in here are beautiful and high quality.

1  Thank Alipa50
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

The Old Bank Arcade oozes with charm & character. It's an gorgeous old historical building housing exclusive boutique shops & cafes. It's a must do on your Wellington list.

2  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited this on our walk Wellington tour. We arrived just before the hour... Perfect timing. A little bit of magic! You could walk past the arcade because it's quite central but it's worth the detour.

1  Thank Planner55
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Charming atmosphere very interesting shopping all the original charming features from the banking days still evident down to the lower level the remnants of an old sailing ship part of the foundations amazing this is all on reclaimed land!

Thank uniquemaskmaker
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

This was a old bank that has transformed into a high class shopping arcade with a coffee ship in the centre. Most original features still visible, well worth a look.

Thank Sozlovesholisays
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