Havelock to Wellington
Trip Start Jan 22, 2013
57Trip End Mar 18, 2013
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Where I stayed
Wellington Downtown Motorhome Park
What I did
Wellington Botanic Gardens
We talked with the I-site guy on the ferry and decided to spend the night in Wellington instead of driving north. He gave us some good ideas on what to see as we head north into the volcanic thermal region of NZ
We found our way to the Downtown Motorhome “park”. It’ s a converted parking lot on the wharf between downtown Wellington and the ferry terminal. We parked right along side a busy 6 lane thoroughfare. The bath and shower facilities were pre-fab containers with multiple rooms. Not sure if there was a laundry. No landscaping whatsoever, but it was easy walking into the core of the downtown.
We walked up the hill thru a memorial cemetery that had been divided by a freeway. The gravemarkers were dated from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s. These people were original settler’s of Wellington, or their children. We then walked thru the Botanic Gardens and came across a wedding in the rose garden, a cricket match being played, and a play going on. We walked to the top of the hill where they have an observatory and rode the cable car (funicular) to the bottom for $3.50 each. Found our way to Cuba Street to Scopa for dinner. Cuba St. is the busy nightspot. It’s a pedestrian street so no cars.
Found our way back to our CV and installed earplugs before hitting the rack. To digress, I had a bit of an issue in Yosemite one time where an earplug I was using got stuck in my ear. Had to go to the camp infirmary at about 2 am. After that, Frank Read gave me earplugs on a string so they wouldn’t get stuck again. Thanks Frank! They came in handy tonight.