Despite the inclement weather, locals revel in spending time outdoors, especially along the waterfront. Choose a café with views or pack a picnic to enjoy overlooking the harbor. Public artworks such as the Solace in the Wind sculpture, the City to Sea bridge or the fern spheres flying over the city's Civic Square invite pedestrians to wander further. On a warm day, watch (or join) the daredevils at one of the diving platforms along the water.
By Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
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A Stroll Along Wellington's Waterfront
What happens when you go for a random wander on the waterfront in Wellington? Apparently you come across heaps of fascinating and sneaky little pieces of art! Starting from where the interisland ferries come and go, there is a well-maintained waterfront walk, taking you alongside classy pubs, restaurants and cafes. Stop for a free visit to the Te Papa Museum, a multilevel facility packed with New Zealand’s history, culture, and wonders. As you stroll alongside the water, be sure to keep a weather eye on the horizon, you might miss one of these cleverly placed pieces of unique Wellington beauty.
By Jaime Komer, AFAR Local Expert