DAY 7&8 KIWI EXPERIENCE
Checked into Nomads for 2 nights but probably made the wrong decision but suppose hindsight and all that. Our bus driver is from here so she oversold it and also the weather wasn’t great so I found out why it’s known as the Windy City. But seeing as we don’t arrive until 7pm and that it’s the capital I thought it might make sense staying for 2 nights. Was with the 3 Welsh girls so headed to the only Welsh bar in the Southern Hemisphere which used to be public toilets. You’d be forgiven for thinking it still is a shithouse. Place was dead but the girls enjoyed it.
WHERE IS WELLINGTON
Wellington. Wellington & Abel Tasman
DID YOU KNOW….?
- Whale sharks are ……
- Thailand is known for …..
- Scuba diving originated from…..
THE WINDY CITY
There’s a place called Victoria Island which has a real good view of the city but again the weather wasn’t great so just had a quick walk about town and visited the museum. Planned to take a few hours of the day to get stuff sorted cause of the weather. Was sitting in my room just to start when the door to the dorm opened and in walked the two Swiss girls I met up in Rotorua. Rianna and Laura. So that’s my plans out the window then. Went out to a cider bar for a few. Bus and boat to Kaiteriteri on the South Island tomorrow.
KAITERITERI / ABEL TASMAN
Got the boat from Wellington on the north island to Picton on the south. It’s 3 hours long and interesting fact you actually end up further north once you reach the South Island.
On the way we passed through Nelson, known to be the sunniest place in New Zealand…and just our luck it was raining! Got to Kaiteriteri, a small beach town and the weather was pretty decent. Took a walk down the beach with the Danes and Tobi a German fella who loves to talk to improve his English. Back to the hostel for a drink. The Danish girls (Laura and Millie) are staying here for 2 nights which is a shame but I’m heading to Wesport tomorrow for some surfing.
Off to Mahinapua Lake for a night on the drink and fancy dress, Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of The New Zealand and Fiji Series, click to explore.
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