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Sunny day dining

Make the most of a warm day or evening by combining with the famous food and wine scene. Here's where to dine al fresco.

Waterfront dining


Bask in the glory of Wellington’s stunning harbour and coastline:

City suntraps

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Places to picnic

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Pack a picnic or grab some yummy fish and chips and head to one of the city’s many parks:

  • Head to the beach – Oriental Bay, Scorching Bay, Island Bay, Petone or Eastbourne
  • Enjoy the colour and sounds at Wellington's Botanic Garden
  • Relax on the grass at Waitangi Park, near Te Papa
  • Take your takeaways to Frank Kitts Park in the heart of the city on the Wellington Waterfront
  • Grab takeaways from Mount Vic Chippery and head up to Mt Vic lookout
  • Have a BBQ by the river in the valley at Otari-Wilton's Bush

Hot spots to people watch


Watch the world go by along Oriental Bay while:

  • Enjoying brunch and a brew at Beach Babylon
  • Devouring a gelato from Kaffee Eis and taking in the view across the city and harbour from the top of the bandstand (the rooftop of Fisherman’s Table)

See the evening unfold from one of these spots with decks/outdoor areas on Courtenay Place:

Best kept secrets

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