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What to Do in Wellington, New Zealand


Each year, Wellington, New Zealand hosts events that feature concerts, theater, dance exhibitions as well as sporting matches and festivals. Anyone who lives in New Zealand or who is planning on visiting this country can find something to do at any given time of the year.

Te Papa History of Wellington

Explore the history of Wellington a the Museum of Wellington located right on Queens Wharf. This is a free museum that hosts events throughout the year. The Te Papa history event takes place throughout May of each year. You can learn about history as well as explore artifacts from the history of the country at this annual event at the museum.

Glow In The Dark Worm Tour

This one hour tour through the Botanic Gardens in Wellington is worth the trip as it takes place the last Friday of May each year at 8:00. You need to bring a torch with you so that you can light the way and explore the fascinating world of glow in the dark worms at the gardens. Admission to this event is $ 1. This event takes place at other times throughout the year as well, during the summer months.

Braille Trail

To honor the birth of Louis Braille, you can visit the Botanic Garden for the Sensation walk. This walk allows you to use all of your senses other than sight to enjoy the beauty that is around you in the Botanic Garden. It takes place every May 26th at the Botanic Garden and is a free event.

Wellington Family Festival

Enjoy an outgoing that is fun for the entire family at the Wellington City Center. This is a family event that features craft stalls from local artisans as well as food and entertainment. The Wellington Family Festival takes place the first weekend of June each year and is an event that is designed for both young and old alike.

Wellington Creative Dance Festival

Dancers of all age groups participate in this festival sponsored by the Wellington City Council every year during the last weekend in May. This event features creative dancers from all genres and age groups and takes place at the Massey University Auditorium. Anyone who enjoys the art of dance will love watching and possibly participating in this special event.

National Hot Rod Show

If you enjoy hot rod cars, then you will want to visit the National Hot Rod show that features the best of what Wellington has to offer. This annual event takes place the second weekend of April every year at the TSB Bank Arena. There is a nominal admission to the show and it is ideal for the entire family. You can get up close and personal with the hot rods and in some cases, sit in them.

Cuban Carousel Celebration

Celebrate the Cuban influence in New Zealand with the Cuban Carousel Celebration that takes place the last Sunday of April at the Opera House. The Cuban Carousel features music, dance and singing that celebrate the history of New Zealand as well as Cuban influence.

The Pick of the Fringe

This is an annual sporting event that takes place during the last week of April and the first week of May every year at the Westpac Stadium. If you want to see some real New Zealand sports matches, enjoy this annual event. There is a small fee for admission to this Rugby event.



Source by Joe Deacon

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