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Make Your Way To Two Fun Days In WellingtonThe capital of New Zealand, Wellington is vivacious for all the right reasons considering its many art galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and high end boutiques. The traffic is the (not so sweet) cherry on top and makes it a bustling metropolis to the core. The weather is crazy but the city with its gazillion distinct features (including some great architecture and an impressive harbour) is beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable.
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Te Papa Museum
Wellington is the Capital city of New Zealand. Also called, the “Capital of Cool”, this urban city is filled with art, culture, theatre and history. While roaming around the capital might take some days. Apart from taking the city to sea walk, riding in the cable cars and visiting Makara park, your urban experience is incomplete without the Te Papa Museum, also known as New Zealand’s National Museum. It is the world’s most interactive museum and a one stop guide into the history and culture of New Zealand. A walk through this museum means experiencing the Maori culture, legends and cuisine. There are also two rides inside the museum to make things more exciting. These rides are basically stimulators called the High Ride and the Deep Ride. On the whole, this museum is a rare occasion where being indoors in New Zealand is equally fun!
The protected eco-sanctuary of Zealandia is perfect for those who love to spend time in the warm embrace of nature. The icing on the cake is the fact that it is home to some extraordinary wildlife including the endangered kiwi, the symbol of New Zealand. Make your bookings here.
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.