10 things to do in Wellington this summer

Pics 29/12/2015
 

 

 

Heaps of stages, heaps of acts, heaps of good times. Jim Beams Homegrown is a NZ festival that you just HAVE to tick off of your bucket list.
 
2. The Waterfront
 
Wellington's waterfront is absolutely amazing! You can hire kayaks, jump off the wharf and go for a swim, catch ferries from it, enjoy a bite to eat and even go for a row at the rowing club! There's also free wifi there...
 
3. Cuba Street
 
Wellington's coolest street is Cuba Street. It's like an outdoor mall with HEAPS of amazing shops that will make you wanna spend all of your hard earned Christmas money... 
 
4. Hang out on the water
 
Hire out jetskis and go for a cruise or go to the extreme and have a go on a flyboard. It's like a hoverboard that shoots water out of the bottom it and will propel you right up into the air! Definitely worth the adrenaline rush! 
 
5. Te Papa
 
Go check out the awesome exhibits at Te Papa! At the moment they have an amazing Gallipoli memorial where they worked with Wetato create huge, life like scupltures of our ANZACS at war. Te Papa is free (although they really appreciate a donation!)
 
6. Walk up Mount Vic
 
Get some sweet 360 views of Wellington city from up the top of Mount Vic. It's amazing on a nice day and you can even see the South Island if it's clear enough...
 
7. Go to Weta Workshop
 
The Weta Cave is home to some of Peter Jackson and his teams best works of art. Go here to get a behind the scenes look at all the work that goes on behind these works of arts that you see in so many movies like Lord of the Rings.
 
8. Zealandia
 
Visit the Zealandia wildlife reserve that is located in the city! There's heaps of native birds flying around and you can even catch a glimpse of kiwis if you go on a night tour! There's tuataras floating around and the native bush is amazing. 
 
9. Get some cool Instagram shots
 
For some awesome pic spots that will get you likes on social media head to spots like the Clyde Quay Boatsheds, Solace in the Wind sculpture, up the cable car, the shark wall on Cable St or the Cuba St night market...
 
10. Go to parliament  
 
Head to the beehive to see where all the big decisions about our country are made. You can go inside and have a tour, or just wander up the steps and have a look around.