24 March – picnic with Mt. Victoria Historical Society

Each year, the Mount Victoria Historical Society gathers at the top of Mount Victoria to remember Mary Taylor, one of Wellington’s first and most prominent businesswomen. Mary was a friend of Charlotte Brontë, and was known to climb to the top of Mount Victoria to watch for ships bringing Charlotte’s most recent letters from England.

Victorian picnic

The picnic is from 2.30 – 4pm on Sunday 24 March. Come dressed in your finest outdoor dining attire and with something to share for afternoon tea. Friends and family are most welcome.

If the weather is unsuitable there’s no alternative day.

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre