‘’ I love this city, the hills, the harbour, the wind that blasts through it.’’ This excerpt from Patricia Grace’s is just one of the gorgeous quotes about Wellington that you can see when you follow the Writer’s Walk along the waterfront.Beautiful, quirky public art combined with waterfront views – it’s what life in Welly is all about, really. When you combine that with the fact that no list of Wellington date ideas is complete without a carefully selected list of cafes, we couldn’t stop at just one pick.

To help you, we've picked fun Wellington date ideas for all sorts of situations. Then a date at the Wellington Night Market is a sure-fire winner.

Rain, shine or wind (because, let's face it, there'll be wind), we've got you covered! With street food from around the world, you’re sure to find a mouth-watering meal – dig in, then follow it up with a wander, soaking up the atmosphere of the market and the creativity of the Art Walk.

Whether you want an exhilarating, dramatic date set against pounding surf (followed by a great cafe) or a quick trip to the water during your lunch break/after work, there’s a Wellington beach to suit you.

Really, all of the beaches and bays in this city have their own special charm and most are ideal for a romantic stroll, but we’ve still picked our five favourites below!

The Botanical Gardens hold a rightly celebrated place in the pantheon of Wellington date ideas.

Along with highlights like the Sculpture Walk, in summer there’s the allure of a Gardens Magic concert (followed by a walk through the fairy-lit garden paths), then tulips in the spring, riots of colour in autumn, and the tropical warmth of the Begonia House for winter dates.Date ideas like Zealandia are always a winner for nature fans and the Wellington Zoo is also fantastic.Be sure to check the daily animal talk and feeding schedule for your chance to meet iconic animals and birds like Tahi, the zoo’s resident one-legged kiwi.Whether you're into coffee, great food, quiz nights or adventures, we've picked a date to suit you. A quiz night isn’t just great for groups of mates; it can also be a fun date idea.Read on to discover a Wellington date idea that will make your next date night great - then scroll to the bottom to see all our ideas on a handy, shareable map! After all, who doesn't like the chance to show off for the one they fancy?When it’s raining (again), a blissfully dry Auckland date idea is to take your date to the Domain Wintergardens.