Travel Hacks

How To Dress Like A Local In Wellington

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  June 19, 2017

One of our favourite ways to approach travel is to aim to live like a local in whichever destination we find ourselves in. There’s nothing wrong with being a tourist and being unapologetically excited to see and experience the very best of the country you’re visiting, but trying to assimilate into local everyday life will often give you a full perspective of the culture, lifestyle and vibe of your chosen destination.

Wellington is a bustling and diverse place that’s sure to capture your heart as soon as you arrive. Here are some of our top tips for tailoring your packing to suit this vibrant location.

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Dress For The Season

This may sound like an obvious point to make, but seasons are opposite in the Southern Hemisphere. If you’re embarking on your New Zealand holidays in August, make sure you’re prepared for winter weather and, if you’re travelling in December, ensure you’ve got enough summer appropriate attire for your trip.

Wellington’s mild climate is basically a pleasant Spring day almost all year long. Average summer temperatures are between 17 and 21C, and winter temperatures average at around 10C.

Layering Is A Must On Your New Zealand Holidays

Wellington has extremely unpredictable weather conditions. So, it’s advisable to keep a light jacket, jumper or long-sleeved button up shirt close at hand. Not only that but you can tie it around your waist to give our outfit a casual vibe. It’s a win-win situation!

Chilled, Relaxed Vibes

The good news is the locals are relaxed and friendly too. Even if you’re heading out for a night on the town, you’ll see people dressed up alongside people enjoying themselves in jeans and a casual top, so you can’t go wrong simply sticking to whatever you’re most comfortable in!

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