Up and Coming Wellington Events
New Zealand is a wonderful tourist destination and the capital city of Wellington is a fabulous place to be, no matter what the time of year. But now that we are just about to enter the New Zealand spring time, it is the perfect place to spend some time.
Of course New Zealand is gearing up for hosting the Rugby World Cup in September and October, so there are many events focused on that huge event. But for those who aren’t rugby fans, there is still plenty of fun to be had in Wellington. To mark the beautiful spring season, for example, the Wellington Botanic Garden and Otari-Wilton’s Bush have many activities planned for a Spring Festival between the middle of September and the beginning of October. This celebration of spring in New Zealand includes walks, workshops and lunchtime entertainment.
Wellington always has plenty to offer to lovers of arts and culture and September and October are filled with events to impress. A youth arts festival called Artsplash runs in the Wellington Town Halland Opera House from 7 – 22 September and features the best dance, music, drama, visual art and wearable art from 100 Wellington primary and intermediate schools.
The Brancott Estate World of Wearable Art is one of Wellington’s big events from 25 August to 10 September. This spectacular display is being held in the TSB Bank Arena on Wellington Waterfront’s Queens Wharf, with designs from all around the world being brought to life in a choreographed performance featuring the Royal New Zealand Ballet Dancers. Those who enjoy the theatre will love Monster Burlesque which is being performed at the Paramount Theatre in Courtenay Place from Sept 8 – 10 and September 15 – 17.
If you love photography, you will love the International World Press Photographic exhibition which is on at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts on Queens Wharf until 7 September. A photographic exhibition timed to coincide with New Zealand’s big rugby event will be held at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea. It’s called Hard on the Heels and features the work of leading rugby photographer Peter Bush. Rugby lovers can also learn about the haka in an interactive exhibition at Te Papa from 3 September to 21 October. It’s called Laying down the Challenge. Wellington’s Regional Stadium on Waterloo Quay is the venue for six of the Rugby World Cup pool games and two quarter final games.
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The Wellington Waterfront Development project is all about building a better city. It is about showcasing New Zealand’s capital; Wellington. It is an opportunity to promote and open up access to the harbour, create an unprecedented number of parks and public places, build new commercial and living accommodation, and in doing all of this, showcase excellence in urban planning and design. The city’s tourism industry will also be bolstered through the creation of new cultural, recreational and entertainment destinations.
For anyone looking to spend time in Wellington, New Zealand (NZ) we recommend that you take a look at the Wellington Waterfront Development website to get find out more about Wellington’s history, museums, parks, restaurants, events and more!
For anyone looking to spend time in Wellington, New Zealand (NZ) we recommend that you take a look at the Wellington Waterfront Development website : www.wellingtonwaterfront.co.nz to get find out more about Wellington’s history, museums, parks, restaurants, events and more!
The stars of the Royal New Zealand Ballet performance of Carmen