Southern Cross Serviced Apartments

35 Abel Smith Street, Wellington, North Island, 6022, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Wellington

A Tour of Parliament!

A travel blog entry by suzieq88 on May 31, 2014

9 photos

... is highly prone to earthquakes. In fact, there are actually small earthquakes every day, most too far under the surface to be felt. Base isolators were installed during an earthquake strengthening process between 1992 and 1995 to protect the historic buildings during a quake. The buildings were actually cut away from their original foundations which were built in 1912 and now the buildings rest on the base isolators absorb tremors of up to 7.5 on the Richter scale. So when ...

The North Island

A travel blog entry by teamjenkins on Mar 23, 2014

1 comment, 13 photos

... where we had arranged to hire a canoe and camping equipment for an expedition down the Whanganui river. Whanganui National Park is one of the most remote areas in New Zealand, covered in untouched bush, as the rest of the country would have been before European settlers cleared and farmed it. It is accessed only by a few bush tracks or by boat. The river winds through a soft sandstone canyon, the rock walls full of seashells and carved into incredible shapes and patterns ...

NZ North Island - volcanos & thermals

A travel blog entry by graemea on Mar 12, 2014

19 photos

... the charged camera, we then set off for the Mt Victoria lookout, which overlooks the city. We then went to watch some of the high school finals of the Dragon Boat Festival and then back up the cablecar to get some pics from there. That was Wellington done (some bits twice to get the extra photos), so next stop was Wanganui, heading towards the West Coast and New Plymouth.

On the way to Wanganui, we got a fairly good look at Mt Ruapehu, which is ...

Ferry ride picton to wellington

A travel blog entry by lchapman on Mar 05, 2014

1 comment, 9 photos

... around till 10:30 at which time they issued us a ticket but said nothing would be confirmed till noon....noon came and they announced we were on....so we got upgraded to premier lounge which was nice! But hostess said it would be a rough trip...6 metre swells and 120 knot winds still at Wellington! Now just pulling into Wellington...rough trip but not as bad as expected...only 5 meter waves, we must have sea legs....ice they ...

Gumboot Tossing

A travel blog entry by lornathomas on Feb 24, 2014

... nostalgic, but a couple of hours of it got a little tired! Then I had to say good bye to Sophie as she's off back to Christchurch and then back to Ireland, it was so sad saying bye to her, she will be missed on the bus! Didn't get any sleep that night because the beds were so damned squeaky - you couldn't move even a tiny bit without that ear piercing noise, was not a happy bunny the next ...

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