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Walking in a Wellington wonderland

Venture down the rabbit hole with a trip to Wellington this summer for exhibitions, live shows, high tea and cocktails inspired by Lewis Carroll's much-loved novel Alice in Wonderland

Wonderland at Te Papa

Lose yourself in the Hallway of Doors, join a digital Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, and play at the Queen’s Croquet Ground. Wonderland celebrates the screen history of Lewis Carroll’s curious and rebellious Alice, featuring over 300 enchanting objects. This Instagram-worthy exhibition has already wowed audiences of all ages in Melbourne and Singapore – and the next stop after Te Papa is the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Alice in Wonderland - The Pantomime

Just in time for Christmas comes a perfectly on-theme pantomime based on everyone's favourite childhood story - Alice in Wonderland. Join Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and Dame Marjorie for an adventure down the rabbit hole with music, slapstick and plenty of fun. Get your tickets now to make sure that you and your family don't miss this very important date!

Alice in Wonderland Live

This smash-hit production of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic is not to be missed for all Alice in Wonderland fans. A talented cast brings to life the familiar story and characters with masterful stage sets, lavish costumes and clever special effects. This production will delight people of all ages with the pun-based wordplay, the colourful characters and physical comedy. There are three daytime shows being held on the one day - a lovely school holiday treat for children and parents.

Have a Mad Hatter's tea party

Before you venture down the rabbit hole and into the Wonderland exhibition, go for a specially-themed Wonderland High Tea at Te Papa. Enjoy a selection of irresistible savoury and sweet delights at the Wonderland Café on Level 4 of the museum by purchasing a special ticket which includes Wonderland High Tea and exhibition entry - click here to book. 

Try an Alice in Wonderland cocktail

Climb the flight of stairs to escape the hustle of Courtenay Place and discover a library, unlike one you’ve ever experienced before. The Library is a cosy vintage-style lounge bar with a literary-inspired cocktail menu that includes their take on Alice in Wonderland. Made from gin, blackcurrant liqueur, locally-made Six Barrel Soda Raspberry and Lemon Soda and a splash of sparkling wine, it's a delicious 'Drink me' potion.