Wellington’s Spring weather is best described as inconsistent – you don’t know what you’re going to wake up to when it’s hailing, bucketing down, or there are 140kmph winds.
But there are beautifully sunny days interspersed and after the winter it feels important to make the most of the sun as it still feels like it could be taken away at any moment. It’s a great time to get out and about in the city (especially if it’s Autumn in your part of the world!) so you should visit Wellington in Spring.
A few of my favourite places to enjoy in Wellington in Spring:
The Wellington Botanic Gardens are gorgeous this time – the Tulips are out, closely followed by the roses and Picnic Cafe is doing a roaring brunch trade despite long waits and curious roaming ducks.
Get out walking. Te Ahumairangi Hill and Mount Victoria each have unique look outs over Wellington City and the habour and The Waterfront and Oriental Bay are beautiful to explore. For something different I recommend walking the loop track around the Makara Wind Turbines.
I love the fact the stop/walk pedestrian lights around the parliament area have a Kate Sheppard instead of a Green Man to promote the women’s suffrage movement led by Kate Sheppard that resulted in New Zealand becoming the first country to allow women to vote in 1983.
In New Zealand we’re lucky enough to be able to sit on the Parliament Lawn in New Zealand and it’s just become my preferred lunch spot.
As the weather improves, the period between Labour Weekend and Christmas is my favourite stretch of the year – Daylight Savings have begun so evenings are longer and the days seem to rip by.
Have you ever been to New Zealand? Is it on your Bucket List? Would you like to visit Wellington?