Wharekauhau Country Estate
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... and countryside. So picturesque. No phone signal or wifi, very rustic feeling and it looked like a ski chalet, so beautiful and nice to be so remote for a night. Unfortunately I had a nightmare evening in that some person (call them what you wish) stole all my New Zealand dollars so I was absolutely fuming about that, it must have been some of the locals who were there too as I really can't imagine one of the travellers would have... Anyway they didn't take my cards so I just had ...
... pushed up the land into a swamp which was reclaimed. We pass the "beehive" which is the admin building of Parliament. We pass the big cream old government building which is all timber but looks like block & stone. It was built in the 1870's. Like Auckland there are so many buildings made of timber, particularly the houses. Wellington has a lot more high rise buildings in the CBD. It is on the same latitude as Melbourne.
We go to old ...
... decided it would be worth stopping for a while to see what came up, so we settled in and had a look around. Hastings isn't a hugely impressive town, although the fountain in the town square that has a railway line going straight through the middle is kinda cool. We also had a chance to get back to Te Mata Peak and go for a trail run: really great area, beautiful paths, and loads of fun. Very much worth it! We also had a few days ...
It was with sadness that the boys trip came to an end. It felt like the boys had only just arrived and already they were leaving for home.
A great term was had by all. Everyone tried something new and improved their athletic ability. We would love to have you all back to Wellington College one day.
Farewell boys and come back soon
... off at Nelson, a tiny little town with not much to do but the perfect hostel to recover from the night before. They had a pool and a hot tub and we got free noodles, free soup for dinner and free breakfast the next day. Our roommate for the night was a tiny old Canadian man who had retired and was traveling the world like he always wanted. A sweet guy, apart from when he's asleep when he snores like a bear. Not cool.
More adventures from the south Island to come!