3. Take a midwinter dip
If you’re feeling brave, why not organise a midwinter swim?
Oriental Bay is a good spot, or if you really want to challenge yourself, head to the south coast and feel that Cook Strait chill. Check out other beaches to visit.
4. Count the umbrellas in rubbish bins
Most Wellingtonians know to opt for a raincoat in winter, but you can still spot the odd sad, destroyed brolly poking out of a central city rubbish bin.
Blunt umbrellas are a great bit of New Zealand ingenuity designed to survive the elements, and you can buy them from the gift shop at the Treehouse Visitor Centre! You can find their opening hours here.