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Wellington is a lovely, chilled out city. Pretty small but packs a lot in.
We started our first morning with a ‘free’ breakfast. Ok, it wasn’t free but we bought a few things on groupon before we left and while in Fiji, so because we’d paid for them so long ago they now seem free. Was nice to have a posh brekkie – miss that the most about Brighton. Our breakfast habit had gotten way out of hand.
We went up to the Cuba street area. It’s a quite arty area, with lots of quirky, cool and retro places (oh joy!). I could have bought so much to ship home.
Then we went to the big museum by the harbour – it was free so we thought we’d give it a go. It was a pretty impressive place. Huge and loads of interactive displays. We even came across some people practicing their haka. We just followed the sound of the shouting.
The harbour area was well done – lots of cut out areas so you could see the water below. We saw a stringray down in one of them. Lots of gorgeous restaurants and bars – we had to show much self discipline, although it is a fair bit cheaper in Wellington than much of Auckland and more surprisingly, than Rotorua where the restaurants were pretty poor quality as apposed to the gorgeous ones here.
It’s a pretty accessible city. Really easy going, colourful and I could definitely (perhaps more so than Auckland) be more than happy to live here for a few months, maybe more.
Highlight of Wellington:
Mark balanced a coin on a lemon in the hostel bar and got a free drink
Lowlight of Wellington:
I fell over – big time! I tripped up the curb and somehow couldn’t find by footing again and tumbled over, in comic, embarrassing (and painful) style. And I hadn’t even had a drink. Go figure!