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Wellington, preparing for the South Island

Sunday 28 January. Yesterday afternoon we arrived in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. A small city in the blue bay and green hills around. The waterfront is a cool place to walk and enjoy the bay. At night Courtenay’s Place is the place to be.

Today we visit the local market, the waterfront and the Te Papa Museum. A big museum with lots of info about the history of New Zealand. Most impressive are the amazingly detailed figures telling stories about WW I. At least four times the size of a person and so realistic. Even the hairs on the arms, the sweat, every detail. And very popular. It’s totally packed. Here you find Maori history as well. Info about earthquakes, even with a shaking house for the experience, about eruptions and much more.

Monday some galleries and the Wellington Museum and of course the Cable Car. A cable car takes us to the top of the hill. A perfect view of the city, of course the Cable Car Museum and a big botanic garden. At the other end of the park it’s down to the city, walk along the Parliament House and Library and visit Old St Paul’s, a wooden church of a nice construction.

This city is good so relaxing and to prepare for coming adventures on the South Island.

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