Go wild this Labour Weekend!

Here's a long-weekend made for the kids: meet creepy-crawlies, a giant steel T-Rex, discover a mythical forest and fireworks at HighLight: Carnival of Lights and go wild in our big backyard of beaches, bugs and bike trails.

 

It's going to be wild!
4 free nights of interactive light displays, performances, street-food and fireworks at the spectacular HighLight: Carnival of Lights  (19-22 October) where you can drum on Octopods' tentacles and meet a 12-metre dinosaur amongst dozens of light creations and activities.

 

Make a splash at seaside playground of Days Bay, bring the cricket set for a Williams Park picnic or got birdspotting in the easygoing hill lookout trails.

 

Easy walks to waterfalls that feel worlds away just minutes from our neighbourhood.

 

Take the harbour ferry to the Matiu/Somes Island wildlife reserve or get up close and personal with nature at Staglands Wildlife Reserve or meet some cave weta!

 

Go GPS treasure hunting to find the world's sixth oldest Geocache (GC46) in Wainuiomata's historic water catchment forest and they'll be hooked on dozens more.

 

Take your tastebuds for a walk on the wild side at our international smorgasbord of 65 eateries within 800 metres along Jackson Street where the everyday cheap and cheerful is still awesome.

 

Avalon Park - full of adventure, water-play, ride-on trains and a kids-size road park for bikes - plus  bring the sausages and loaf for the BBQs on site. 

 

Get three lighthouses for the price of one as you bike out to New Zealand's first lighthouse at Pencarrow with views to the Kaikoura mountains.

 

Park up with a wood-fired pizza on the beach or choose to dine at seaside eateries to enjoy Wellington Harbour's longest sunsets at Days Bay.

 

Get amongst the wilderness where over 100 wild kiwi roam the Orongorongo Valley - and where generations have experienced their first overnight bush stay along a kid-friendly day walk. 

 

If the weather gets a touch wild - carve it up on the ice, partner up to rock climb or strike it lucky on the lanes plus many more rainy day energy sappers!