My journey to Melbourne actually started last Friday. After days of sorting all the stuff in my flat into piles and boxes, I squashed it all into my rental car on Friday morning, and set off on the only fine day of the week to drive up from Wellington to Hamilton for my final weekend in NZ.
It was really nice to be in the driver’s seat again (both literally and metaphorically); Read more
As I walked up the track, I thought, hold on, which way was I meant to be heading? I turned to look at the boat that had dropped me at the jetty, but it was now on it’s way to the headland and would be picking me up 10kms further on at another cove. Oh well, at least I had five hours to get it sorted out. Read more
Zealandia is up another big hill from me (shock, horror), which to be fair as hardly surprising since I live on reclaimed land minutes from Wellington harbour, and with these earthquakes, is probably getting closer and closer every day.
Zealandia is 622 acres of fenced bush reserve only 3km from the top of the cable car. It’s in the former Wellington reservoir gully – used before they realised the gully runs down a faultline, which is not really the best idea for your city water supply.
The sanctuary is fenced like Jurassic Park with a special purpose built fence Read more
Last Saturday dawned sunny and bright and so I headed off after breakfast to climb Te Ahumairangi Hill (Tinakori Hill). The idea of this walk has been especially annoying me as the hill is right behind my suburb, so since I arrived in Wellington in March, every day I look at it and think –that’s something I need to do. Read more
Following on from Saturday’s suggestions
Start the day with a walk into town along the waterfront to Chaffers’ market for fresh produce straight from the market gardens of Otaki. You could get breakfast here at the food trucks and stalls, or in the Chaffers market building, or just grab a coffee now and save your appetite for Cuba St (recommendations below). Read more