Pick up some tasty supplies at Harbourside Market, then walk to Freyberg Beach and have a outdoor brunch beside the water.
Swap out your standard cafe brunch for a picnic in the sun.
Every Sunday morning, local Wellington food trucks park up behind Te Papa museum, forming two long lines that snake their way towards the harbour. These food trucks are accompanied by a sprawl of fruit and vegetable stands, where eager shoppers come to fill their bags with produce. This is Harbourside Market—Wellington’s most popular weekend marketplace.
Harbourside offers a smorgasbord of brunchtime treats. There are cooked breakfasts, baked goods, coffee, and fresh fruit to name a few—making this a pretty ideal place to kick-off your Sunday morning.
This market is always bustling with people. Prepare to wade through a crowd, and probably wait in a line or two. That being said, a long line typically signposts a popular seller, so waiting can be worth your while.
When you have your food, there are plenty of grass patches nearby to enjoy it. One place you could try is Freyberg Beach. This is only a few minutes walk away, and also doubles as a great swimming spot if the weather allows.
Where you’re going
Stop 1—Harbourside Market
Start your trip at Harbourside Market. Explore the many different food trucks and chat with local sellers and crafters. Load up a bag with picnic supplies.
|Corner Barnett and Cable Streets (Beside Te Papa)|
|7 am – 2 pm, Sunday only|
|$10 minimum spend|
Stop 2—Freyberg Beach
Freyberg Beach is about 10 minutes walk from the market. Find a patch of grass (or sand) to sit and enjoy your haul of food. If you want to swim, there are changing rooms you can use.
|Open all hours|