A Winter Affair in Wellington:
Wellington during winter is a time to look inwards and focus on delicious food, good wine and great company. Sip a glass of smooth red wine in front of the roaring log fire at Matterhorn on Cuba Street, or indulge in an authentic hot chocolate at Schoc Chocolaterie and Espresso bar. For for those who enjoy a variety of food, try the multi-course “Degustation meal” at Citron, a 12-course meal that has been referred to by many as an “evening event not just a meal”.
Keep your toes warm by taking part in the New Zealand Tango Festival or check out the 2006 New Zealand National Ballroom & Latin American Dance Championships. Fuel your creative palette by attending the wide array of shows at the Westpac St James Theatre, from the magic and mystery of Mozart’s Magic Flute to the explosive extravaganza of the international phenomenon STOMP.
For those sports enthusiasts who are not afraid to brave the cold, head down to Westpac Stadium to watch the All Blacks take on the Springboks in their second game of the Philips Tri Nations competition. Or head indoors to the Events Centre and catch a Capital Shaker’s netball game or a St Laurence Saints basketball match.
Te Papa on a wintery afternoon is always appealing with its variety of exhibitions. Take a once in a lifetime opportunity to see its latest international exhibition, Constable: Impressions of Land, Sea and Sky, featuring over 100 works by England’s most famous landscape painter.