Trip to Wellington and Things to do

May 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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!

https://www.facebook.com/ChristopherFidoePhotographylandscapeandtravel/


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