About

The Wellington Writers Walk is set in one of the world’s loveliest urban land-and-seascapes. It combines a stroll along Wellington’s waterfront with the discovery of sculptural quotations from some of New Zealand’s best known writers. Like a series of intriguing pronouncements – often in surprising and unexpected places - the quotes take the form of contemporary concrete plaques and inlaid metal text on wooden 'benchmarks'.  

On any day, be it dark or dazzling, they lift the spirits and tie literature to landscape. 

The Walk consists of quotations from 23 authors past and contemporary, including poets, novelists, and playwrights. The walk celebrates and commemorates the place of Wellington in these writers' lives, and their place in the life of Wellington. Besides providing recognition to some of New Zealand’s most noted writers, the walk promotes New Zealand literature to a wider public, particularly tourists and visitors to the capital. 

The Wellington Writers Walk management committee acknowledges our partner organisations - The New Zealand Society of Authors, Wellington Waterfront Ltd., and The Wellington City Council.

The joint patrons of the Wellington Writers Walk are the Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Jerry Mateparae and his wife Lady Janine Mateparae.