Jan 06

Days 13 and 14: Wellington

by in New Zealand Travel, Sightseeing NZ

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We spent two days in Wellington visiting friends and wandering through the downtown area.

 

Kelburn cable car

Kelburn cable car

Our hotel was opposite the Botanic Gardens, so we walked uphill to reach the end of the cable car line. The tickets were N$3.50 one way or $6 return. The cable car ends in the main street, so this was handy.

The Museum of NZ, known as Te Papa, is definitely worth a visit if you only have half a day or a few hours in Wellington. It is modern and has many exhibits aimed at schoolchildren.

 

Te Papa

Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand

Te Papa

Te Papa exhibit

Te Papa exhibit

Te Papa exhibit - school dental service

Old Defence HQ

Old Defence HQ, which Ash visited during his RAAF days

Not many countries allow their citizens very close to their Parliament buildings, but in NZ you can walk alongside the Beehive, which is the popular name for the Parliament building.

NZ Parliament

NZ Parliament building, known as the Beehive

Old NZ Parliament

The old NZ Parliament building, next to the Beehive

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