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4 hour drive into to Wellington where we arrived at 2pm. Warm and sunny so wandered do Wn to the front and then took the tramcar up to Observatory. Meal the evening with Maureen and Roy Jobson in the Boat /Cafe restaurant.
We set off about 9:15 am for our drive to Picton. We stopped off for coffee in Nelson and made good time for the ferry.
Great scenery from the ferry and we arrive in Wellington at 17:30 hrs.
We drop Ian and Alex off at their seafront hotel and then set off to find the Mercure..........eventually we discover it has been sold and is …
After a short walk through the Te Aro distict to grab some breakfast (Pain au chocolat) we headed down to the centre city of Wellington to visit Te Papa, the excellent Museum of New Zealand. A wonderful museum we could all have spent more time at (yes, even the kids – they have some great kids areas). However, we'd booked tickets to see The …
... from her old camera – it had been working perfectly. Travelling from Napier to Masterton we took some great scenic shots, and we called into a Wildlife Reserve near Mt Bruce, called Pukaha National Wildlife Centre. They undertake breeding programmes for rare and endangered local wildlife, including the brown kiwi. Got some good photos of the kiwi and some endangered parrots, plus the Tuatara, an ancient lizard species. Normally the photos ...
... the rare tuatara, a lizard-like animal that is a very ancient species. This reptile, scientists think can live to about 200 years old, and their order has survived for 200 million years. Interestingly when they first hatch, tuatara have a third eye situated on the top of their head, it is fully connected to the optic nerves and functions as an eye. But then skin grows over it and by the time the animal is eight weeks old ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Wellington
Good view overlooking centre but a little faded.
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