Te Papa starts the day with a flourish and you just might not do anything else as the day is absorbed with the Te Papa narrative. That means you might have to stay longer, a Wellington welcome guaranteed. And remember temperamental weather doesn’t mean Wellington is not adorable. Nothing is perfect and in Wellington it is the weather.
The ace up Wellington’s sleeve is the very long list of places and activities that do not cost the earth and are indoors. The city streets have wide verandas to shelter visitors and regardless of the weather it is a place encouraging people to visit year round. Who needs a glorious gold sandy beach when there is Welly magic around every corner.