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Mount Victoria bus tunnel

The following text was removed by an anonymous user: Another challenge is to find the Mount Victoria bus tunnel and drive through it, skillfully avoiding the buses. - This is an illegal (and dangerous) activity for cars, trucks and pedestrians as the tunnel is one lane and restricted to bus traffic only. Other traffic (and pedestrians) should travel via the larger, longer and more convenient Mount Victoria road tunnel. -- Huttite 18:59, 7 May 2004 (EDT)

Actually, driving through the bus tunnel isn't really dangerous - although it is probably illegal. There is a traffic light system that Buses use when they see another bus at the other end (otherwise the bus drivers tend to ignore it). Walking through it is more dangerous, although a lot of people do it. You can see approaching vehicles (look backwards too!) and there are holes in the tunnel at regular intervals. Bus drivers will sometimes stop and yell at you if they catch you walking through the tunnel.

bus pass?[edit]

Can someone confirm the $1 all day city bus pass? That seems very wrong to me since 1 section (all through the city) cost $1 each time.

$5 per http://www.stagecoach.co.nz/wellington/scnz_serwtgfares.html. Updated cost. Barefootguru 13:14, 14 Dec 2005 (EST)

Commercial listings[edit]

Does anyone find it strange that Blend is the only Bar that gets a particular mention? This bar is not even a particularly unique or interesting one. It seems as though someone might be plugging their own business. I'm not sure if that is O.k or not. I know this is only an opinion, but surely what should be included are bars of particular note not just any old bar in Wellington. Any comments?Guavafruit 17:10, 8 January 2007 (EST)

Please plunge forward and add more bar information! It would be very helpful. We need more bar listings for this interesting city. As for your questions: business owners are welcome to add listings for their own businesses (bars, hotels, restaurants, whatever) but we ask that people don't tout (using promotional language that sounds fake and advertising). Your edits would be very welcome here. --Evan 16:55, 8 January 2007 (EST)

Hi, I will endevour to do so. But dont you think that the culmunation of allowing Bars, cafes and restaurants etc to freely add their own businesses would be a complete list of the bars, cafes and restaurants in that city? As Wikitravel increases in popularity (which i am sure it will) All bars will want to be there. It seems to me that as a travel guide, what is wanted is not a complete list but a list of bars distinctive, particularly popular, historical, or of some particular interest. One can get a complete list of bars in Wellington from the yellow pages, doesn't wikitravel want to provide a more exclusive list?Guavafruit 17:10, 8 January 2007 (EST)

Well, it's a good point. Yes, we want to be selective for a travel guide. But we don't want to exclude any contributors. If someone adds their own bar, and it gets deleted, well... that's tough. --Evan 00:28, 9 January 2007 (EST)

Sorry can't figure this one out. can anyone tell me how to fix the bar section so that the bullet points are all in the same vertical position? A little new to this. Tried reading the instructions but could not find info on this.Guavafruit 18:19, 8 January 2007 (EST)

You have to put </drink> at the end of the listing. --Evan 00:28, 9 January 2007 (EST)

Removed Randy Watsons bar. I did this because I cannot find anything about it on the net nor have i heard of or can find on the net the location of (a Wellington based) ANZAC bridge. I think if it is so exclusive as the writer says that you had better know someone or you won't get in(which i imagine is exaggerated) there is no point directing travellers there as they will have little to no chance of ever going there. I live in Wellington (and have done my whole life) and with the information provided i could not begin to find this bar. If it is not as exclusive as the writer says and someone can provide more info it should be re-added. I'll try and find it myself aswell--Guavafruit 20:59, 22 January 2007 (EST)

Safety of hitchhiking[edit]

While 99.9999999999% of the time you are perfectly safe accepting a lift

This states, literally, that only one time out of every trillion lifts given in New Zealand, something goes bad. I understand this isn't meant literally, but I'm embarking on a personal crusade against this sort of facile hyperbole, because 99.9999% of the time it's entirely inaccurate. Any objections to my changing the wording a bit? - Wandering vagrant 04:45, 8 January 2008 (EST)

Definitely no objections, that quote is a little too silly, and please do plunge forward and improve the article. But do also keep in mind that Wikitravel encourages lively writing. --Peter Talk 06:10, 8 January 2008 (EST)

Links format[edit]

I see that a lot of links have been dumped straight into the text. No problem, but it is easier to read when the writer places [ and ] around the link so that it appears as a clickable link.

Downgrade to "Usable" status[edit]

I'm downgrading the status of this article to "Usable" status from "Guide" status because there are many incomplete sections - eg: Embassies. --W. Franke-mailtalk 08:36, 4 October 2012 (EDT)

Bar & strip club information[edit]

Added a bunch of information about various bars- generally things about dress codes, the ambience/'feel' of a place as well a few tweeks here and there to try to make it more informative. Also made changes to all the strip club entries- generally tried to make the language more neutral and informative. For instance, the Calandergirls entry read like PR probably written by the owners- it was advertising, not information. While it may be controversial, I think that some information (maybe even just a URL/phone number rather than the full address) about the brothels in Wellington. I added notes where strip clubs have brothels attached. It is legal here in NZ and Wellington has a lot of very established brothels- if tourists are going to use prostitutes, as is perfectly legal, I think they should be directed to established brothels which are controlled environments rather than them making use of 'independent' sex workers who advertise in the paper/online. Christ I sound like a pervert...I know these things because friends of mine work in the sex industry! Honest!

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