We went to Wellington on Monday 7th May for my wife's
birthday on the 8th. Went via The Desert Road and called
in at the Len Southward Motor Museum. A great experience
going around and seeing cars that we had grown up with
right through to modern day. Took well over an hour to go
through and well worth the entry price. From there we carried
on to the city and found our Hotel The Park Hotel. Dreadful
time finding where to park to get to reception - no forecourt
at all and the desk when found was down a long corridor.
The actual location was great but the hotel itself was said
to be 4 star but more like a 3. Won't stay there again!
We walked about 15kms on the Monday and had a great burger
at "The Chippery".
Tuesday - we went for breakfast at "Americanos" which was
very enjoyable followed by a look through the new "David Jones"
store which was worth a look.
From there we road up the Cable Car and had a look around
the cable car museum at the top - fascinating. We then made
our way to the War Memorial Museum. The Great War Exhibit
we had seen and marvelled at on our last visit but there is a
new exhibit "The Trenches" showing life in the trenches at Quinns
Post with a total sensory experience with holographic images,
gun and shellfire, smells and explosions and body parts in the
walls and ceilings - a sobering experience and a tribute to the
brave men who suffered there.
After this we went to Te Papa Museum - again, then to the Wellington
Museum which was our first visit and very enjoyable. Off then to
The City Art Gallery and The Wellington Library - more walking
and then dinner at "The Backbencher Pub" our first visit in a
couple of decades but still very good for meals and service.
Wednesday went to Americanos again and home via the
Rimutaka Crossing and Napier.
Photos on my Facebook Page!