News | 12 August 2022
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Friday Five: Eat your way around the city

Wellington is known for being the foodie capital, and over August it serves up a whole month of burgers, cocktails, special dishes and events with Visa Wellington On a Plate (VWOAP)!

Here’s a few things to check out, so you can make the most of the festival.

Chicken burger for Burger Wellington.
Image from Yoshi Sushi Bento at Press Hall.

1. Dig into Burger Wellington

Burger Welly has officially begun, with tasty creations being served up over 200 venues. Running from 12 to 31 August, there will be burgers for every meal of the day – with a Garage Project beer to match.

Check out what's on the menu with Burger Wellington

2. Shake things up with a cocktail 

Running for the entire month of August, you can check out the many cocktail bars and creative bartenders that Wellington has to offer with Cocktail Wellington. With over 80 cocktails to choose from, it’s the perfect way to start and end an evening.  

See what's on offer with Cocktail Wellington.

3. Try something new with a festival event

From chocolate tastings to Yum Cha, a festival event is the perfect opportunity to try something different in the city. There are a range of ticketed events to choose from, or pop-ups where you just pay for what you eat. 

Find a fun event to go to on the VWOAP website.

Two people smiling and sharing a beer.
Image from Beervana.

4. Book your tickets to Beervana

Beervana is a mind-bending, palate expanding Beer wonderland that runs from 19 to 20 August. From outrageous brewery displays to the best culinary bites and exciting live music, there’s something new to discover around every corner and Sky Stadium is one big corner!

Get your evening session tickets before they sell out on the Beervana website.

5. Bring the family along to family-friendly events

There’s something for everyone, including families! Get the kids to show off their cooking skills by making their own burgers, or take a cookie taste test. 

Plan a fun day out using this guide from WellingtonNZ.

Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.