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Things to do

What's on in Wellington

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this December and January.

McDonald's Super Smash

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Kick start your summer with a day at the cricket. The Wellington Firebirds face the Kings (16 Dec), the Aces (22 Dec) and the Stags (26 Dec) this month in their bid to take out the ultimate prize of the national cricket calendar.

Blackcaps vs Bangladesh 1st ANZ Test


Cheer on our cricket superstars when they take on Bangladesh in the ANZ International Series.

Wallaceville Estate Wellington Cup

Wellington Cup

The jewel in Wellington Racing Club’s crown and where the impeccably dressed crowds head for the grand highlight of the 2017 Wellington Cup Carnival.

The Wellington Pasifika Festival


Take a tour of the Pacific Islands and sample the sounds and flavours special to each culture.

HSBC Wellington Sevens 2017

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Bring your noise. Bring your colour. Experience the Wellington Sevens as you’ve never seen it before. Wellington welcomes the vibrant and iconic HSBC Sevens World Series 2017. Two days of fast-paced rugby action and entertainment. 

Cindy Sherman


American Cindy Sherman, one of the world's most influential contemporary artists, will showcase her renowned portraits in Wellington for the first time this summer. Sherman plays mulitple roles of model, stylist and photographer which see her cast in a range of personas. Well worth a visit!

Bug Lab

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Check out Te Papa's blockbuster exhibition this summer and see some of our planet’s smallest geniuses sharing some of their biggest secrets. Perfect for keeping the kids occupied these holidays. 

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