Grand Mercure Wellington Central City Apartments
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The sun came out today (bloody NZ weather) so naturally we spent most of the day inside a dimly lit museum! ‘Te Papa’ is the national New Zealand museum and right on the waterfront. Split over 6 levels the museum was massive and we only managed to see part of it before we got hungry and headed back to the apartment fort some lunch. …
We managed to cram a lot in today so I’m going to split this post in to sections:
We woke up early and headed off to the fabled ‘Wellywood’ or ‘Wowington’ (actual name Miramar) where Peter Jackson is probably frantically editing the final Hobbit movie as we walked passed! After a quick walk …
After a decent lemsip-induced sleep the sun was shining and our colds had receded a little. We wanted to try Tongariro National Park again, on the way to Wellington, so packed the car up while it was still sunny and headed off south.
On the drive down the rain started again and the clouds lowered, unperturbed we carried on up the mountain …
... want to see the movies and put the pieces together. We’re shown the miniature fortress they build out of foam at 1:100 scale….and then they explain that they also build “big-a-tures” of the same thing at say a 1:24 scale to accommodate other perspectives.
The sizing thing is intriguing – we learn ...
... brimmed hat and sunglasses, my attempts to defeat the sun were in vain and I was literally cooking!
And then an hour later, it was all over! The first time I had ever seen England play and they were well and truly outclassed!
Beforehand, I had quick to state that I didn’t really have a preference for who won the match, considering I was a Scot living in New Zealand. But either way, it was a highly enjoyable game, even if it was a tad of a ...