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Slow Boat Records
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Slow Boat Records is Wellington, New Zealand’s longest running independent record store. Situated at 183 Cuba Street in the vibrant and eclectic Te Aro area of the capital’s downtown CBD, it has long been a favourite of the discerning music fan.
Genre: Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Experimental, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Soundtracks
Formats: Cassette, CD, Vinyl
Operations: Buying, Selling, Trading
Independent Record Store
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Store Hours

Monday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Tuesday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Wednesday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Thursday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Friday 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Long a favourite of the discerning music fan (as well as the odd celeb – The Beastie Boys, Bon Iver, Johnny Marr, The Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Martin Freeman, Chris Isaak, and Robert Plant have all shopped with us, with a wide array of CDs, vinyl LPs, 78s and 45s, tapes, posters, tee shirts and DVDs.
We have also hosted some pretty amazing instores; The Brunettes, Lawrence Arabia, Courtney Barnett, The Phoenix Foundation, Tami Neilson, The Wedding Present, Neil Finn, Kurt Vile, The Mutton Birds, Nadia Reid, Connan & The Mockasins, Lou Barlow, Tiny Ruins, Dave Dobbyn, Robert Forster, amongst others.
Our staff possess knowledge of all types of music – from rock’n’roll, pop, blues, metal and soul, to indie, reggae, jazz, electronica, hip hop, dub, world music, NZ music and everything between and beyond – if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Slow Boat should be your first port of call.
Slow Boat - the store that knows your music.

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