Ron Lindsay

WOW returns to Wellington in September.

Where else but Wellington delivers the wow factor?

1 The wearable art 

Plunge into all things theatrical and support the 50 NZ designers who've made the cut in the 2015 Wellington's World of Wearable Art Awards from 24 September to 11 October. See wellingtonnz.com/wow


2 The markets

Check out these foodie hotspots: Moore Wilson's which has a deli and fresh food store, kitchen wares and cooking demonstrations and opens daily; City Market has local food and beverage producers and Market Kitchen restaurant under one roof, Sundays 8.30am-12.30pm; Harbourside Market has cuisine and entertainment, Sundays 7.30am-2pm.


3 The history

Commemorate the centenary of World War I at Gallipoli: The scale of our war at Te Papa and Sir Peter Jackson's The Great War Exhibition the historic Dominion Museum in the new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.


4 The shopping

The capital has retail therapy covered. Fans of vintage and retro gear need look no further than Cuba St, home to Emporium, Hunters & Collectors, Ziggurat and Spacesuit, among others.


5 The food

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