Wellington Winter Events & Activities

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Wellington offers a great assortment of activities all year round. If you’re looking for some winter excitement in New Zealand’s capital this year, check out these great events and activities.

Wellington Food Show

The Wellington Food Show is a must-attend for all food lovers. Each year, thousands of foodies flock to Wellington to watch the who’s who of the food world and to sample the huge variety of food and drink on offer. As well as fantastic cooking demonstrations, there are also over 200 tasty exhibitions and stalls, just waiting to be sampled and bought!

The Wellington Food Show takes place from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May and is an absolute must for families and foodies alike. Visit the Wellington Food Show website for more tasty information.

Carter Observatory

For those wet and wild days, why not take a visit to Wellington’s Carter Observatory? The Observatory is open 7 days a week from 10am till 5pm, and even has a late night stargazing every Saturday (weather permitting).

At Carter Observatory you can discover our Universe, along with some of New Zealand’s most prestigious telescopes and astronomical artefacts. Take a virtual journey through space in Carter’s new state-of-the-art, full-dome digital theatre planetarium, then take your own steps through space as you walk through the world-class interactive multimedia space experience.

Amazing Chinese Acrobatic Show

Combining amazing choreography, Chinese kung-fu, fantastic costumes and spectacular lighting effects, this acrobatic troupe from the Hebei province near Beijing will put on a dramatic and highly entertaining show for one night only on Monday 6 June. Visit Ticketek for details.

Wellington Transportation

If you’re in Wellington over the winter season, New Zealand Rent A Car’s Wellington car rental branch is the ideal place to hire affordable, quality rental vehicles. Whether you’re looking for a powerful 4×4, a compact hatchback or a spacious family vehicle, we have something to suit your requirements and budget.

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