Southern Cross Serviced Apartments

35 Abel Smith Street, Wellington, North Island, 6022, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $81.00

Travel Blogs from Wellington

A Shortcut to Mushrooms

A travel blog entry by nbinette04


... to Kaitoke Regional Park where they filmed several scenes from Rivendell. The set here included Elrond's house, Frodo's bedroom, and the arch they passed as they left Rivendell. It also was the site where one of Legolas' promotional posters was shot, and we all had fun recreating the scene!! We also had our included lunch here (subway and cookies), and had some extra time to explore a nearby suspension bridge.

That concluded the first ...

Bring on the Boyacks

A travel blog entry by smythadventures


... grandmother for blessing me with such an amazing extended family. I hope I can be as welcoming to any long lost relatives that find me someday. I would be happy to be half as loving and welcoming as all the Kiwi Boyacks have been to Josh and I.

Moral of the story: If you decide to move across the world to a foreign country, find out if you have at least one distant relative there - if you are lucky they will welcome you with open arms.

Wellington again

A travel blog entry by john-and-anne


... was so interesting.

In the museum we pretty much made sure we visited every floor, including the outside viewing gallery. I should just change the subject here and mention that I'm writing this sitting looking out of a huge picture window as we sail away from Wellington and leave the North Island behind. It's absolutely beautiful and when we clear the peninsula we'll see the South Island across the strait.

Back to Te Papa... At one point in the tour we came across ...

Weta cave

A travel blog entry by groteboze


Situated in Wellington is the special effects studio that was used for the lotr films. At the front of the studio's is a little tourist shop, where you can buy diverse movie paraphenalia, see a making of and see lots of interesting stuff. We booked a tour (no photographs in there, regrettably) and I bought one drawing of the party floating down the river Anduin, trough the Argonauts, as a souvenir. I think most of the other ...

Politics is pleasing

A travel blog entry by erotergum


... so that I could stop being a grumpy git. I don't think it helps that I'm a bit run down with a sore throat, unable to breathe and not to mention a streaming snout. We continued walking back down towards the city, thus the parliament buildings and then I was happy. Daisy didn't fancy going around so abandoned me with our other 'friend' whilst she went and sat along the waterfront to top up her tan. The Beehive building in itself is rather spectacular. We weren't allowed ...

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This hotel, located on 35 Abel Smith Street, Wellington, is near Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, National War Memorial, Colonial Cottage Museum, and The Cricket Museum.
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