Wellington Heritage Week 2022

The organisers of Wellington Heritage Week have extended their programme a further week, with this year’s event running from 24 October to 6 November.

Old Government Buildings with a flowering Rata.
Old Government Buildings. Photo: Gerry Keatingexpand/collapse

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga staff have played a leading role in previous Heritage Weeks by organising and supporting a number of events, and this continues in 2022.

This year Karen Astwood has again organised a Modern Wellington Walking Tour on Sunday 30 October from 1pm-2.30pm. This year’s route starts at the Public Trust Building (cnr Lambton Quay and Stout St) and takes in part of the waterfront and Featherston St. Bookings here.

Places are limited, so early bookings are essential.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga properties staff, Tamsin Falconer, Caroline Ritson, and Tamara Patten, have teamed up to host a walking tour entitled ‘Scandalous Stories’ covering significant central Wellington buildings, Turnbull House, Old Government Buildings, and Old St Pauls on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of November. Participants will have the opportunity to discover stories of scandal and scurrilousness from Wellington’s past.

Joanna Barnes-Wylie is working with the Tawa Historical Society on a planned talk and visit to significant heritage places in Tawa as part of the Heritage Week.

On Sunday 6th November, a 4WD vehicle owners tour has been arranged to 19th century goldfield sites on Terawhiti Station, off Old Makara Rd, Wellington. This has been arranged by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga staff member David Watt, and Michael Grace, a Director of Terawhiti Station. Bookings are limited to 30 persons max, including driver and passengers, contact David Watt.

This tour will run from 10am to 3pm. Bring lunch and good all weather clothing and footwear.

More details on all events will be available on the Wellington Heritage Week website and on Facebook.