5 things to do while the weather's still good in Wellington

Scorch-O-Rama in Scorching Bay is famous for its shakes.
Joseph Romanos

Scorch-O-Rama in Scorching Bay is famous for its shakes.

1. Slurp a shake at Scorching Bay

This sheltered beach is home to one of the city's best brunch spots, Scorch-O-Rama - also noted for its thickshakes. Get a table outside, across the road from the cafe, and watch the inter-island ferries go by.

2. Visit the seals

A fur seal pup at Sinclair Head near Red Rocks on the South Coast.
Ross Giblin/Dominion Post

A fur seal pup at Sinclair Head near Red Rocks on the South Coast.

Take a walk along the rugged south coast from Owhiro Bay to the striking Red Rocks, which were formed 200 million years ago by undersea volcanic eruptions. Carry on to Sinclair Head, and you'll encounter a fur seal colony (tip: the best chance of seeing seals is during the winter months).

3. Picnic at Days Bay

Hop on a ferry from Queens Wharf and enjoy a picturesque ride to Days Bay, where Katherine Mansfield holidayed as a child. Pack a picnic, or treat yourself to pizza and ice cream at Days Bay Pavilion.

Alison Johnson, Katie Hoffman, Lara Cooper, and Kayla Tofilau enjoy a crocodile bike ride on the waterfront.
ROBERT KITCHIN

Alison Johnson, Katie Hoffman, Lara Cooper, and Kayla Tofilau enjoy a crocodile bike ride on the waterfront.

4. Sunday market

On Sundays, the Wellington waterfront is brought to life with food trucks selling all kinds of tasty treats. Grab a coffee as you wander, listen to the talented buskers, and watch all of the adorable dogs walk by.

5. Drink on a roof

If you've struck a rare wind-free day, celebrate by heading to one of the city's cool-as-a-cucumber rooftop bars. We recommend Dirty Little Secret, The Arborist, and Basque.

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