Te Papa Museum
The Te Papa Museum in Wellington is literally a container of treasures and majorly focuses on the partnership between the indigenous people of New Zealand with the non-indigenous folks. For the best and the most enlightening museum experience in the country, make sure to include Te Papa in your New Zealand itinerary.
day 10: i was resting in these period of time and ended up doing some photography, hanging out with friends, going to clubs. on the 10th day i went to zealandia.It is formerly known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary,is a protected natural area in Wellington, New Zealand, where the biodiversity of 225 ha (just under a square mile) of forest is being restored. The sanctuary was previously part of the water catchment area for Wellington, between Wrights Hill (bordering Karori) and the Brooklyn wind turbine on Polhill. here you get to see different birds, reptiles, insects. it's a beautiful place to discover variety of species of respective groups. the most important thing is you get to see KIWI. these are tiny little birds and you can see them at night. moreover if you are a student carry your student id proof, you get discount in purchasing the tickets to zealandia.
day 1 in Wellington: i was excited to get down from the flight and enjoy the view of ocean. so, the time when i landed Wellington, i went to the Wellington harbour where you can enjoy the view of ocean. you get to see seagulls, few boats and ships all around. the city is lively, even at 11.30 in the Monday morning i can see people playing guitar in a corner of a street. if you are there in the harbour, don't forget to breathe fully and spend some time in the nearby cafes. Remember, to take buses when you travel across Wellington. it's cheap and available any time. I was so relaxed on the same day i came back to my home which was near to Wellington zoo. the point to be noted here is if you are travelling alone to Wellington, please consider a home stay as your option rather than looking for flats, i preferred to stay with a home stay. you can get cheap accommodations in new town, near the Wellington zoo etc. i got a warm welcome from my homestay, she is really sweet and has got a beautiful house where you can get the view of entire city. i will post the picture in the blog. houses here are mainly made up of of wood and are earthquake protected. i am specially fond of wooden houses, terrains. so, i love that house. i relaxed the entire day playing rihanna songs, having green tea in the terrace.
day 3: this day is a food day for me, fish and chips is one of the most desired food item in new zealand. so if you are travelling to wellington don't forget to try fish and chips. you can try in new town or cuba street. cuba street is very very lively, here you have thousands of restaurants varied of different culture, unique authentic food styles as well as you get to have good ICE CREAMS which i am very fond of. i will name few of the restaurants which i would love to go again if get a chance, AROY thai express, great indian restaurant, the oak satay noodle house. in new town there is a mexican restaurant viva mexico where you get variety of mexican food, i specially loved quesadilla here. you can get fish and chips here in new town. if you are here in Wellington try meat pies, pavlova it's yummy. i am sure after going to these n number of restaurants you might want to hit a club, mainly if you are on weekends, wellington is known for it's night life. guys, Friday, Saturday and Sunday would make you feel like christmas days. thousands of people on streets lining up for clubs. clubs here have very good dance floors and if you are a people loving person you would love hanging out and end up making new friends. i would recommend you to choose a roof top bar.The Aorist Rooftop Bar is a good place to hangout. the one thing i forgot to mention about cuba streets is bucket fountain. you get to see this in the end of the street.
day 4 : i got to see seals. i am from India, i never ever got to see seals in India. to be honest i thought they stayed under water. to my surprise, thanks to my friends who took to me to see seals in Wellington. there is a place called red rocks where you can go really close to seals, they stink but they are the beautiful creatures in the world. i took so many pictures with them. i will post few in the end of the blog. there is one thing to note if you are going to red rocks you have to walk a lot to get to see the seals and one thing more don't touch them, they might bite you. you can also see small ponds which are surrounded by coral rocks. the water is blue and transparent but it's too cold , you might end up catching cold. but it's worth it.