Because nothing makes the cold months better than some winter fun!
Does anyone else just love winter? There is something about the temperature plummeting and being able to cosy up on the couch, on a winter night, that is somewhat delightful. Nevertheless, when the boredom kicks in, it is nice to get out of the house and take part in some winter activities. Hence why we tracked down the eight best winter attractions you can avail of around Wellington this year.
1. Escape Rooms
Xcape Wellington is a fantastic escape room and 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. Surely one of the best winter activities.
📍 69 Pharazyn Street, Melling, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
Why not splash some extra cash on a ski trip to one of the best spots in New Zealand. Check out our recent article on where you could ski near Wellington this winter.
Take a one hour road trip to the Martinborough Vineyard for a glorious day of wine tasting and chowing down on some fine New Zealand cuisine. Learn about the production of wine while appreciating some high-quality Pinot Noir. What a scene!
📍 89 Martins Road, Martinborough 5954, New Zealand
4. Oriental Bay
Even in winter, Oriental Bay is a fantastic place to spend the day. Take a stroll on the beach, walk along the seafront, visit the colourful boat sheds and chill in one of the laidback cafes in the bay. An inexpensive day out to say the least. Be sure to wear something warm!
📍 Oriental Bay, Wellington
Put on some winter warmers and head to this spot for some scrumptious and affordable food bites. With a welcoming atmosphere, you´ll be able to appease your taste buds by trying a large range of global and authentic dishes. Foodies will love this one!
📍 151 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6. Weta Caves
The Weta Cave in Weta Workshop will bring you on an imaginary world of discovery at one of the globes greatest studio tours. From bizarre costumes to mystical creatures, you´ll learn how physical effects of some major TV shows and films are crafted by entering a unique universe of craftspeople. The workshop is best known for its Oscar-winning work on Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. For more information, visit the Weta Workshop website.
📍 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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This interactive museum is a must-visit on a cold and rainy day in Wellington. Educate yourself on New Zealand, earthquakes, wildlife, culture, volcanoes and much more. With an ever-changing exhibition collection…you won´t be bored.
📍 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand