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Plimmer Steps, Wellington

Plimmer Steps - Wellington, New Zealand
Plimmer Steps
Willis Street end of Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand 6001Map
+64 4 802 4860 (Tourist Information Centre)
Neighborhood: Lambton Quay Area
Overview

These steps link Lambton Quay and Boulcott Street. The name commemorates local entrepreneur John Plimmer who arrived in 1841. One of his early business coups was the purchase of the wreck "Inconstant" that he beached on the foreshore and converted into a wharf warehouse. The remains of the boat were dug up during the restoration of the Old Bank Arcade (see the small display in the arcade's basement). The steps, recognizable by a life size bronze of Plimmer and his dog at the base, are lined by shops including a florist and New Zealand designer shoemaker Minnie Cooper.

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Plimmer Steps General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Buses 1-6,9-11,12-14,18,20-25,27,30-32,42-46,49,81-85
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