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Spend your Labour Weekend in Wellington enjoying events, trying out new eateries, going for walks and having drinks in the sun. Wellington loves a long weekend and here's our pick of the ways to spend it.
If you haven't experienced VR for yourself then here's your chance. This Wellington Museum exhibition uses cutting-edge technology to virtually capture architecture - past and present. Using The Terrace's Gordon Wilson Flats as its focus, this exhibition will give you an insight into a building with an interesting history and show how technology makes it possible to virtually capture our architectural heritage.
Wellington dance music fans are in for a treat with the first-ever performance of Synthony in Wellington. Combining the best of electronic dance music with the full might of Orchestra Wellington, plus guest appearances by some of New Zealand’s musical legends, the show will transform TSB Arena into a dance party like no other.
There's always something new to try in Wellington with new eateries and bars regularly opening up. Go for a Japanese-style fried chicken burger at Karaage Chicken; order up some delicious Japanese small plates at Bambuchi San; go for a glass of wine and a platter at The Puffin; get a coffee from Good Dixie's or grab a bottle of organic wine from Cuba Street's new specialty wine shop, Everyday Wine.
Head off a mini (or major) adventure on one of Wellington's trails. From an hour-long stroll, a morning meander or a full-day day stroll, Wellington's got a trail for you that's just right. Best of all, many of them start and end near great cafés so you can treat yourself to brunch or a craft beer. It is a long weekend, after all.