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By Josiah• 27 Nov 2017
We're coming into summer and everyone's searching for that Vitamin D, even if it's just on a lunch break. With the wave of great weather Wellington has been experiencing over the last couple of weeks (which I’m embracing with open arms), I’m always on the search for nice green havens nestled in the city where I can make the most of it.
For this series I’ve visited some of my best-loved green pockets in the CBD – ideal for a quick lunch break or a full-on picnic situation on the weekend. When the weather plays ball in the capital, there's not many other places I would rather be!
One of Wellington’s most recent additions is this beautiful monochromatic memorial in Mount Cook. The environment is hugely spacious and minimalistic in design, making you feel as though you're the only person in a sprawling concrete and marble wonderland.
Glover Park is a go-to spot if you’re around Cuba Street. You can access it from Garrett Street or Ghuznee Street which are both home to some rad little places. The Rogue and Vagabond sits adjacent to the park with bean bags ready to be inhabited – making it a perfect spot to chill out and have a drink or a bite to eat.
Civic Square is a classic and it would be remiss of me to leave it out of the equation. Being so close to the CBD it’s only ever a 5-minute walk from pretty much anywhere you might be in the city. It's also the home of my favourite cafe, Nikau, along with City Gallery (currently closed to undergo refurbishment) and Wellington City Library, both very good options if you’ve got some time to play with.
Midland Park is probably my nearest and dearest spot. Being right smack-bang in the CBD next to David Jones and all the other big shops, this little park is the best form of escape from the hordes of Saturday shoppers. There are some great Sushi spots in the area too – my favourite is Sushi Bi which you can find on Woodward Street just across the road.