Wellington – Capital City of New Zealand. Located at the bottom of the North Island. Known for its blustery weather, interesting landings into its airport, the strong coffee culture and its vibrant quirky art scene.
Things To Do In Wellington…
Wellingtonians are famous for their love affair with coffee it is no surprise that there are a tonne of great cafes that just love their coffee.
Nothing tastes better than a great coffee from:
- Midnight Expresso
- Café Laffare
- Mojo Coffee
While your highly caffeinated burn off some energy by walking up to Mt Victoria. This beautiful mountain has the most stunning 360 view of Wellington City and beyond. See if you can find the tire swing on the way up to swing above the busy city. This spot is perfect to take some awesome snaps of the city or a great spot for an evening picnic (weather permitting)
Take the bus back town into the city and find a bar. Wellington nightlife is vibrant and fun. The bartenders in many of the bars are famous for their cocktail making skills and Wellington is also making its mark as a craft beer capital too if cocktails aren’t for you. Places to check out include:
- The Library
- The Hawthorn Lounge
- Little Beer Quarter
- Hashigo Zake
- The Wine Loft
After a long night out treat yourself to a great meal at one of the many great cafes and restaurants that Wellington is home to. If you feel like brunch that’s a little bit classy head to Floriditas or Prefab for a delicious breakfast or lunch. The Fish Pie from Floriditas is recommended and the service at Prefab is top notch.
After filling your belly head to Te Papa National Museum, Te Papa hosts a plethora of amazing exhibitions and has regular activities to complement the exhibitions if you feel like a guided tour, going to an artist talk or workshop then this is ideal. There are also many great art galleries to check out so keep your eyes peeled.
Now that you are hungry you should try Charley Nobles for a completely amazing taste experience or if you feel like Asian and heated seats head to Ancestral. Alternatively, if Wellington has inspired you to go all out head along to The White House for a true 5 class dining experience you will feel treated and the food pushes the limits featuring some spectacular surprises bring the camera!
Now that a few local secrets have been shared with you travellers to our fine city will know how to experience the Real Wellington NZ, Food, Alcohol, Art, Coffee and Culture. You will have such a blast you won’t even realise it’s blowing a gale!