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Jul 1, 2018
“They're Steps”
Apr 26, 2018
“Practical steps”
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Willis Street end of Lambton Quay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this amazing shortcut back to Lambton Quay, after we had got a Taxi to the Boulcott Bar & Bistro which took a really roundabout way due to the one way streets to get there. We walked back down the Plimmer Steps, and were...More

Thank Lorraine1811027
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Not much to say about them, a useful pathway from Lambton Quay if you need it and the statue at the bottom is nice. They are quite steep though so don't overestimate yourself when walking up. Worth a stop if you're going past but wouldn't...More

Thank triSarahtopsNZ
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

These are just steps that take you from A-B. There's a statue at the bottom of the stairs on Lambton Quay. There and some shops, cafes and other businesses that line the steps. Nothing outwardly interesting about these steps.

Thank maoritraveller
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The namesake, John Plimmer arrived in the early 1840s. He spent his life as an active retailer and proponent of the railroad between Wellington and a township known as Plimmerton on the Manawater. He lived somewhere on the steps in a time when the waterfront...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't bother, the history is sort of interesting. But the steps aren't that great and there's not a lot at the top.

Thank Druarc
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Not sure why this has its own trip adviser page, its one hell of a steep set of stairs, but that's about it. Don't go out of your way to see this.

Thank Neraj C
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Well Wellington, with all you have to offer this certainly is a stand out point for me. To my measurements, they were the perfect stairs. It has everything! In the morning, it's ideal for the work go-ers, day time for city go-ers and finally a...More

3  Thank Alan D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Well to be honest the steps are pretty average but the history behind John Plimmer and his place in Wellingtons history is interesting. Save the data on your memory stick and skip the pic of the steps but make sure u read the plaque to...More

2  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

These are normal steps taking you to a higher level. Nothing special and not worth making an effort to see. Great statue at the bottom. You may pass them on the way to the cable car.

1  Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

To rival the Spanish Steps is this The Plimmer Steps in Wellington NZ. It's not as wide or large but it is a kiwi steps and it's in Wellington. You have to take in the moment and picture it in your head and you'll get...More

Thank Patrick L
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