Sunset Harbour View with the city at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

What’s On In Wellington

Events in Wellington

Experience art, culture, cafes and nature when visiting Wellington, the coolest little capital.

Wellington may be the coolest little capital, with more cafes and bars per capita than New York City, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink from one of the city's quaint cafes or rooftop bars.

Wellington is easy to explore by foot, take in the stunning views of the harbour from a walk around Oriental Parade and stop off at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa on the waterfront- with free exhibitions all year round.

If you're keen to experience a bit of nature, Wellington has many walking tracks that are easily accessible from the city centre. Take in the view of the harbour from Mt Victoria lookout, or take in some of the best views of the city from Brooklyn Wind Turbine, popular with mountain bikers and runners.

Wellington is considered the hub of New Zealand arts and culture, offering an exciting array of theatre, music, sports and arts events throughout the year. For more information or to purchase tickets to upcoming events, please visit the Wellington NZ website.

Iconic annual events include:

Teddy Swims

Prepare for an unforgettable evening at Wellington's TSB Arena with Teddy Swims! Teddy's incredible voice and mix of different music styles have made him a big hit around the world. You might have heard his song 'Lose Control' on the radio—it was a huge hit! Now, Teddy and his band 'Freak Freely' are coming to Wellington to perform songs from his first album, 'I've Tried Everything but Therapy (Part 1)'.

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Visa Wellington on a Plate

Visa Wellington on a Plate is a delectable culinary extravaganza, where foodies can embark on a gastronomic journey, indulging in a diverse range of dishes and culinary experiences at various restaurants and eateries across Wellington from the 1st-31st of August.

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Beervana is a beer lover's paradise, a renowned craft beer festival in Wellington that celebrates the art of brewing and showcases the country's finest craft breweries from the 23rd-24th of August 2024.

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World of WearableArt Show

The World of Wearable Arts Awards Show is a spectacular fusion of fashion, art, and theatrical performances, showcasing breathtaking wearable art creations from talented designers worldwide. The show is held at the TSB Arena from the 25th of September to the 13th of October 2024.

Just a 10-minute walk from the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor.

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All Blacks v Australia

On the 28th of September, the All Blacks take on Australia at the Sky Stadium.

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Blackcaps v England

The Cello Basin Reserve will host a BLACKCAPS’ ICC World Championship Test against England from December 6th to 10th.

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