What's on in Wellington - August to November 2016

Wellington is a vibrant city with plenty to see and do, here are some upcoming events that might be of interest to you:

August 2016:  Visa Wellington On a Plate - August

Visa Wellington on a Plate


New Zealand’s largest culinary festival, Visa Wellington On a Plate, makes Wellington a foodie paradise every August. The city’s chefs and the regional producers go into creative overdrive for a fortnight of spectacular menus, competitions and events.

September/October 2016:  World of Wearable Art Awards Show

World of Wearable Art Awards

Mind-blowing designs from visionary creative take to the stage for the World of Wearable Art Awards Show. An internationally acclaimed, fantastical blend of art, fashion and stagecraft.


November 2016: Wellington Sky Show

Wellington Sky Show

Welcome summer to the city with the spectacular Sky Show fireworks display, high above Wellington harbour. Join the crowds on the waterfront or one of the many lookouts around the city.


November 2016: Toast Martinborough

Toast Martinborough

Savour fine wine, cuisine and music in the open air at Toast Martinborough. In the picturesque surroundings of this famous wine-growing village, right on the doorstep of Wellington, this a memorable day of fun in the sun.

Omega Tip: Book accommodation in Martinborough well in advance as this event is very popular and you'll definitely want to stay the night. Don't risk drinking and driving - New Zealand's breath alcohol limit changed on 1 Dec 2014 for drivers aged 20 years and over - reducing to 250mcg of alcohol per litre of breath. The blood alcohol limit lowered from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (0.08), to 50mg (0.05). For drivers under 20, the limit stays at zero.

Read more about Safe Driving in New Zealand on our website or at Drivesafe.org.nz.