Handpicked by a Wellington Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Wet Weather Activities in Wellington'.

When the rain is falling hard in Wellington (not unusual), there are still plenty of activities to escape the wet weather and entertain.  Here are our picks of the best wet weather activities in Wellington.

Sweet Axe Throwing

Sweet Axe throwing is an exhilarating way to connect, unleash and celebrate! ​The team are event experts, hosting incredible experiences for individuals through to large groups.  The range of axe throwing packages guarantee an experience that the whole team will be talking about for months to come! There's nothing more exhilarating than the primal thrill of throwing an axe!​  T...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Wellington's most iconic and celebrated institution, Te Papa Tongarewa (Maori for 'container of treasures') is New Zealand's national museum. With the prestigious appointment as the cultural figurehead of New Zealand, Te Papa strives to be, and succeeds as, a world-class tourist attraction. Te Papa's collections span five areas: History, Art, Maori, Pacific and Natural Environment. Each exhibit...

Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum shares the fascinating stories of the Wellington region, located in the beautiful 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. From store house to story house, the Museum holds thousands of objects unique to Wellington that traverse its history. Visitors are greeted by a recreation of the old bond store before learning more abo...

Parliament Buildings Guided Tour

Welcome to New Zealand Parliament, the home of democracy in New Zealand, and one of the most iconic sets of buildings in Wellington.   The Introduction to Parliament tour is our most popular tour, taking place multiple times throughout the day.  It is a great way to get a general introduction to our parliamentary processes, the architecture and history of our buildings, and how to have...

Space Place At Carter Observatory

Located in Wellington's beautiful Botanic Gardens, Space Place takes visitors on a voyage to the stars.  Discover the southern skies through multimedia exhibits, interactive galleries, the historic Thomas Cooke telescope and the digital, full-dome planetarium.  The Planetarium The state of the art planetarium screens a range of space related movies, from adorable ali...

Weta Workshop Experience

Experience the Wētā Workshop that showcases the making of movie effects and props, from armour to weapons, creatures to costumes, make-up to miniatures.  From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9, learn about props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films.  Interact with cool stuff from our creative dep...

Escape Mate

High-tech, magical puzzles, mysterious and intricate storylines, super immersive themes and game designs.  Escape Mate is the ultimate venue for epic group activities situated in the heart of Wellington.  Embark on a mission to save the world by solving mysteries in an ancient Temple or a Spaceship! Boasting automated, electronic and interactive puzzles, Escape Mate provides an e...

City Gallery Wellington

Contemporary art that makes you think. City Gallery Wellington is a significant non-collecting, public gallery in New Zealand, with a focus on contemporary visual art and design from New Zealand and around the world. Located in the heart of the city, the Gallery presents a changing programme of exhibitions and events. The award-winning architecture and bright spaces make City Gallery Welling...

Roxy Cinema

Glorious Art Deco cinema, completely restored to its original glory. Two screens, 60-seater restaurant, stunning WETA Workshop-designed interior and a unique atmosphere. A must for all film fans. The Roxy Cinema was originally known as the 'Capitol', and screened silent films from 1928-1932, when 'talkies' arrived. The building was converted into a shopping mall in 1964, and then lay empty for ...

Fear Factory

Discover Wellington’s haunted history and experience a big shot of adrenaline right in the heart of New Zealand’s Capital City.    Venture below the deck of the Lost Ship, the HMS Wayfarer and enjoy a nautical nightmare like nothing you’ve experienced before.  Fun and Frights are waiting. The interactive dark maze has been blowing people out of the water since it opened....

Willis Lane

Located right in the city centre, beneath the iconic Aon Tower, Willis Lane caters to commuters of all kinds.  Stroll in from the street, hop off at one of the nearby bus stops, or steer into the convenient Wilson car park just across the road. Delve into an exceptional curation of bars and eateries, alongside interactive entertainment from Funlab - Australasia's pioneers of play. Wi...

Circa Theatre Wellington

Popular theatre down by the harbour, next to Te Aro, staging the cream of international and Kiwi playwriting talent.  Restaurant attached, comfortable seating and very professional productions. Circa is one of Wellington's premier theatres, located down on the waterside, by Te Aro, at the top of Taranaki Street.  This modern entertainment space has actually been going for over 35 year...

Ye Olde Pinball Shoppe

Silverballs, blinkenlights, and worlds under glass. Ye Olde Pinball Shoppe is a Pinball arcade, bar, venue for hire, and offers new games sales. Established in 2018, the arcade offers a range of around 20 pinball machines.  Immerse yourself in movie and cartoon-themed worlds. Try your hand at Elvira’s House Of Horrors, Ghostbusters, Fish Tales, or Weird Al’s Museum of Natural...

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