Wellington is a fascinating city for meeting new people and fall in love.
The capital of New Zealand offers something for everyone, plenty of activities for those couples who want to emotionally reconnect and those Kiwi singles who seek to find someone special while enjoying an adventurous activity.
There is a huge variety of events for singles and couples to meet all needs. From speed dating sessions and after work meetings to escapes to the mountains and other road trips to connect with mother nature.
Unconventional dating activities for restless singles
If you have an adventurous soul and are searching for another single man/woman who shares the same passions, you can try to join a singles group of excursionist and discover Wellington’s natural beauty.
If you are into movies, you can have a tour of scenery from “The Lord of The Rings” films and you will be transported with your date to Middle Earth!
Your date will consist of one morning contemplating the famous breath-taking sights from the movies and a Weta workshop, the production study, and a visit to the Embassy Movie Theatre, where the movies had the world premieres screened.
If your idea is to have a date surrounded by animals or in any of the most remarkable natural spots from Wellington, a great plan is to go to Mount Victoria and take a spectacular 360ª view of the bustling city.
Another option is to surprise your date with a visit to the unique Wellington Zoo and if you are brave enough, you can go for a close encounter with one of the wildest animals in the place.
You will have a special tour for two where you will be able to get closer to some creatures and even feed them! A really good opportunity to tease your potential date and see what he/she is made of!
Zeolandia, also known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, is one of the favourite places for Kiwi singles.
There are some singles groups who once in a while plan road trips to the 225-hectare protected natural ecosanctuary with the idea to have a look at the astonishing wildlife while meeting and mingling with other unattached men and women from all over Wellington.
Speed dating, dance lessons and quiz nights for singles over 30
If your aim is to meet other interesting singles and prefer in-door activities, you can try one of the multiple speed dating events that this bustling city proposes.
Many professional singles from all age ranges (20s to 50s) have already tried and found their partners at one of the speed dating session organized by The Choice, an organization that specializes in connecting singles through events.
You will have the opportunity to meet from five to 10 like-minded singles in just one night, while enjoying some drinks and nibbles at the Arborist Bar & Eatery, one of the most incredible rooftop pubs in the capital.
If you are more into daylight activities for singles, then you can join one of the groups that weekly meet at The Grand Wellington for a relaxed brunch.
Bring out the dancer guy/girl in you, join other active singles and take some salsa lessons in one of the events hosted every Tuesday by the Cuban Sessions Studio.
If you are looking for a long-term partner and love quizzes and trivial nights, then the best option is to join one of the +30 single pub quiz nights at The Old Bailey.
You will be able to show your brainy talent, and, if lucky, find a potential partner who loves the same challenges as you!
For many years, the Kiwi dating scene in Wellington has been almost inexistent, but nowadays the city offers plenty of opportunities for those singles who are looking for mingle while enjoying one of their favourite activities.
The capital has all needs covered, so whether you are looking for a relaxed date in a pub or an adventurous road trip accompanied by other interesting singles, you will have many chances to find a significant other!
*Photo by Elena Yakusheva.