News | 21 October 2022

Friday Five: Things to do over Labour weekend

Looking for things to do in Wellington over the long weekend? We’ve got you covered! Here's five activities to check out in Pōneke.

Kids playing board games.

1. Beat boredom with board games at Wellycon

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October, you can head to Wellycon – New Zealand's largest board gaming event!

Try hot new board games, or old favourites. With a board game library of over 1100 games, it's fun for families and all ages. This event is held at the Wellington Indian Association Hall in Kilbirnie from 10am to 10pm. Get your tickets and find out more about the event on the Wellycon website.

A woman wearing active wear and a cap pushing a pram along a hillside with Wellington harbour in the background at sunrise.

2. Find some hidden gems in the city

Wellington is jam-packed with lots of nature, epic views, and places to explore. You can check out our list of hidden gems in the city to kick-start your adventure. 

Group on tour of Karori Cemetery

3. Step back in time with Wellington Heritage Week  

Wellington Heritage Week is back for its sixth year with over 60 events, tours, exhibitions and activities showcasing the wide-ranging history of the region from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 October.  

Events and tours are booking out fast so check out the programme now on their website.

 
A person pruning plants.

4. Tend to your garden 

Spring is a wonderful time to tend to your garden, so why not make the most of the weather and the extra day to get stuck into it! Check out our gardening tips for inspiration. 

 
Image of bright fresh fruit and vegetables at the Harbourside Market on Wellington waterfront, with Te Papa in the background.

5. Get some kai at the Harbourside Market 

Every Sunday morning, the waterfront comes to life with the hustle and bustle of the Harbourside Market. Enjoy the fresh culinary delights and beautiful locally grown produce.

Find out more on the Harbourside Market website.

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.