Never have you ever enjoyed a Michelin-star-worthy ice cream scoop? Brewer and food lover Jos Ruffell will sort that. Never perused the vinyl collection at Slowboat Records? Musician Samuel Flynn-Scott will lead you around. If contemporary art is more your speed, allow artist Miriama Grace Smith to point you toward the Enjoy Gallery. Find a slice of nature at Mt Victoria Forest with Prak and Nadya of Precinct and womenswear store ENA. At the end of the day, food and beverage expert Beth Brash will ‘cheers’ you at Goldings Free Dive.
Five people. Five ways to see a city. Find your Never Have I Ever.
What's your Wellington Never Have I Ever?
Never tried the eggplant claypot at KC Café? Wellington on a Plate programme manager Beth Brash lives, eats and dreams food. And she thinks this is the perfect finish to a night out.
Never had the soft-serve from Zany Zeus? Brewer Jos Ruffell goes for the liquorice flavour after a walk in the Remutaka Forest.
Miriama Grace Smith
Never seen artist Xoë Hall’s huge depiction of David Bowie in the carpark near Fortune Favours brewery? Xoë’s friend, artist Miriama Grace Smith, thinks this beer and street art combo is a perfect Wellington experience.
Prak and Nadya
Never discovered the sauna hidden upstairs in the central city? For retailers Prak and Nadya, this is a weekly fix. Check out their other favourites - from fashion to food and other good-for-you stuff.
Samuel Flynn Scott
Never zorbed into the bins at Slowboat Records? Samuel Flynn Scott of the Phoenix Foundation describes this as “meditation for music nerds”. Samuel also writes about food and is obsessed with anything delicious.
Stay & Play
Go behind the beers at Wellington’s coolest craft breweries with Craft Beer Tours NZ. Meet the brewers to learn about the brewing process while tasting award winning brews and delicious food along the way.
66 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Ohtel is a boutique NZ owned and operated 5-star hotel located on sunny Oriental Bay in Wellington, only a few mins walk to Te Papa and Courtenay Place. Each room is unique and special and offers guests a true Wellington experience!
90 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Surprise yourself at QT Wellington, a fusion of expressive and luxurious art and indulgence, capturing the heart of New Zealand’s creative capital.
11 Bolton Street, Wellington Central
Inspired by local culture and tradition while celebrating the French Art De Vivre, Sofitel is Wellington’s luxury hotel in the heart of the CBD. Make Your Booking Today!
55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Explore the taonga and stories of Aotearoa New Zealand. Discover Māori and Pacific cultural treasures, our unique natural environment and history, and the National Art Collection in Toi Art.
2 Taranaki Street, Wellington Central
Experience Māori culture at Wellington waterfront. Venture out on a waka or cultural walking tour to hear the stories of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) from a Te Ātiawa/Taranaki Whānui perspective.
280 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central
Experience Wellington's iconic red Cable Car. On the short journey from Lambton Quay to Kelburn, the Wellington Cable Car travels past bright coloured murals and through light-filled tunnels to stunning views over the city.
1 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington
Discover the filmmaking technique of miniature effects and learn how they are built for hit TV and film productions. Wander through monumental miniatures from Thunderbirds Are Go and see how we fit an entire island, cityscape and mansion under one roof!
53 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington
Experience the ecosanctuary as it transforms from daylight to twilight during this special guided experience, offered after closing time. You’ll see our gorgeous native birds returning to the sanctuary to settle into their nests, the changing behaviours of birds as they transition from day to night.