11 Brilliant Things To Do Without Alcohol In Wellington This Summer

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

11 Brilliant Things To Do Without Alcohol In Wellington This Summer

Indeed, Wellington is a fantastic city for the boozers among us. From bars, clubs and plenty of events– we’ve got it all. But what if you actually don’t fancy a drink for a change? From immersive experiences to family-friendly activities, we’ve rounded 11 of the best alcohol-free things to do in Wellington.

1. Glamping

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As one of our favourite Wellington date ideas, you could totally do this without alcohol. For example, Canopy Camping Escapes has an exclusive Wellington site. Boho Bach offers spectacular views in a beautiful and private setting. Certainly, one of the best things to do without alcohol.

📍 Fortification Road, Karaka Bays, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

2. Xcape Wellington

An escape room experience is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping for the weekend. With only 60 minutes to escape, you must try and unlock the keys by solving puzzles and riddles in a room with your team. If you’ve never done an escape room before, it’s the perfect alcohol-free activity.

📍 69 Pharazyn Street, Melling, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand

3. Zealandia

Rediscover the delights of your homeland by heading to this wildlife sanctuary. Opt to bring your own picnic or else tuck into some exclusive Kiwi cuisine at the local café. Surrounded by birdsong and remote bushes, you’ll have a marvellous time minus alcohol.

📍 3 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

4. Boutique Cinema

Grab your partner or friend and head to your nearest boutique movie theatre to catch some of the newest blockbusters in a cosy space. For example, the Penthouse Cinema & Café has an array of new movies. Since the film industry was impacted heavenly during coronavirus, we think we ought to support them while they are operating.

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5. Adrenaline Forest

Just a short drive from Wellington, this adrenaline-pumping activity involves rope climbing, bridges, swings and tree topping through the bush. Certainly, family-friendly and perfect for all ages.

📍 Okowai Road, Aotea, Porirua 5022, New Zealand

6. Hannah’s Laneway

Foodies will love the world’s tastiest hidden laneway – Hannahs Laneway. They’ve got wonderful deals, where you can satisfy your sweet cravings by eating peanut butter at the quirky peanut butter shop, or eat delicious renowned salted caramel cookies at Leeds Street Bakery, and lots more.


📍 14 Leeds Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

7. Wellington Zoo

Animal lovers will enjoy wandering through the animal kingdom. Indeed, the zoo is an excellent place to have fun, go on a date or get up close and personal with some much-loved creatures. For more information, visit the Wellington Zoo website.

📍 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

8. Instagrammable Food Hunt

The foodies will adore our list of the most instagrammable foods in Wellington. Why not check them out for yourself to see if you agree. Certainly, one of the best things to do without alcohol in Wellington.

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9. Te Papa Museum

The Web Of Time Wellington
Photo Credit: Te Papa

Avail of many once-in-a-life opportunities to see world-famous art collections. For example, Surrealist masterpieces of artwork on lend from Rotterdam’s Museum, with works by Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, just to name a few. Additionally, you have one last chance to see the insta-worthy The Web Of Time showcase. Read all about it here.

📍 Te Papa Museum, 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

10. Off The Loop Wake Park

Alcohol Free Things To Do Wellington
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With plenty of thrilling activities, from wakeboarding and paddle boarding to an inflatable aqua park, and more…you won’t need a drop of alcohol to have fun.

📍10 Stewart Street, Foxton 4815, New Zealand

11. Summer Picnics

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Excitingly, you could have a picnic at one of the best picnic areas in Wellington, or head to one of the best beaches with a DIY picnic. Either way, you’ll have bundles of fun. Additionally, you could order one of the greatest shared platters as a picnic instead.

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