Wellington Architecture

A walking guide

John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds

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Over 120 buildings and five routes around our capital city

In this informative pocket guide, writer John Walsh teams up with photographer Patrick Reynolds to offer a tour of a century and a half of Wellington’s architecture. It tells the stories of more than 120 significant central-city buildings, and also of the architects who designed them. The buildings are grouped into five self-guided walking routes, each with a map; together these itineraries create a character portrait of New Zealand’s most urbane city.

It’s the perfect guide for visitors to Wellington and also for locals who want to know more about their city.

Our walking guides to Christchurch and Auckland are also available.

To look inside, click here.

‘There’s a bigger story which these books tell . . . the history of a place’ — Paul Diamond, RNZ’s Nine to Noon

‘Fascinating . . . I very much recommend acquiring a copy’ — Lyn Potter, NZ Booklovers



  • CATEGORY: Art, design and architecture
  • ISBN: 9781991151100
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 07/04/2022
  • PAGE EXTENT: 296
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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John Walsh is the author of several major books on New Zealand architecture.

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Patrick Reynolds is one of New Zealand’s best architectural photographers.