Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Journey to Wellington, New Zealand – Episode 797


Things to do in Wellington, New Zealand (Podcast)

Hear about issues to do in Wellington, New Zealand  because the Newbie Traveler talks to Kate from about her former residence.

Kate says of Wellington, “I moved there as a model new college pupil and ended up residing and dealing there for six years. Wellington is the capital metropolis of New Zealand, however extremely underrated. It’s acquired the nickname now of ‘Cooler Little Capital’. It truly is since you’ve acquired a lot outdoorsy issues that you are able to do there. It’s primarily based across the Wellington Harbour, but in addition the we’ve acquired mountains round with a number of hikes. It’s acquired a little bit of a hipster repute. There’s a robust foodie tradition and is relies across the arts as effectively.”

“It’s the house of Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings. It’s a number of Lord of the Rings of scenes round Wellington that you may go and go to and you too can see the workshop the place all their film magic is made.”

Kate begins us within the Aro Valley. It’s the form of hipster neighborhood the place you’ll discover a very good vinyl retailer, coffeeshop or craft brewery.  She recommends a hike from there up into the hills on the Waimapihi Polhill Reserve.

In case you are on the lookout for purchasing, Kate would ship you to the Previous Financial institution Arcade. In case you are on the lookout for the perfect museum to the Te Papa Museum that explores New Zealand Historical past. Te Papa has a brand new exhibit about New Zealand in WWI performed by Peter Jackson’s crew on the Weta Workshop.

Wellington is on a lovely bay the place Kate says whale watching could be a typical alternative. If  you go to when the climate is sweet, take a kayak out on the bay adopted by a brunch at one of many eating places alongside the water. Or lease a “Croc Bike” (bicycle surrey) to discover the waterfront.

There may be reside theatre within the capital however one of many attracts is the flicks. Lord of the Rings followers ought to take into account each a Lord of the Rings tour of a few of the places used in addition to a visit to the Weta Workshop.

For aspect journeys Kate recommends a visit to the Pinnacles Observe and the Cape Palliser Lighthouse on the southmost level of the North Island. The lighthouse has a seal colony and on a transparent day you possibly can see the South Island.

Wine lovers ought to make a aspect journey to Featherston and Martinborough the place you possibly can go to wineries and different meals primarily based tourism .  This may be a stunning spot to remain in a resort or B&B. The realm additionally has its personal model of Stonehenge at Aoteroa. It is a fashionable duplicate.

The opposite aspect journey Kate recommends is up the west coast to Kapiti Island and the spectacular Paekākāriki Escarpment Observe with lengthy suspension bridges on the rugged coast.

Alongside the best way Kate, who’s a foodie, recommends a few of the eating places, cafes and breweries that she misses from this metropolis she known as residence.

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Present Notes

Kate Overseas | Adventures Down Below
Aro Valley
Waimapihi Polhill Reserve
Storage Undertaking
Wellington Lodge NZ – DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington
Oriental Bay
Rita (Restaurant)
Previous Financial institution Arcade
Lambton Quay
Oriental Bay
Coene’s Bar and Eatery
Seaside Babylon
Croc Bikes
Hutt Valley (The “Hutt”)
Mount Victoria
The Chippery
Te Papa
Gallipoli marketing campaign
Circa Theatre
BATS Theatre
Empire Cinema and Eatery
The Lord of the Rings Excursions from Wellington
Weta Workshop
Lyall Bay
Pinnacles Observe
Cape Palliser Lighthouse
Cape Palliser
Lake Ferry
C’est Cheese Featherston
Poppies Martinborough
Palliser Property Wines of Martinborough
Ata Rangi
Cambridge Street Winery
Olivo NZ
Union Sq.
The White Swan Lodge, Greytown
Stonehenge Aoteroa
Remutaka Cycle Path
Kapiti Island
Paekākāriki Escarpment Observe
Salt and Wooden BBQ Restaurant
The Raumati Social Membership
Tuatara Breweries
Black Canine Brewery
Fortune Favours
Cuba Avenue
Floriditas (Brunch)
Loretta (Brunch)
Wellington on a Plate Pageant
Candy Bakery and Cakery
CubaDupa – Wellington Avenue Pageant
The Botanist
Maranui Cafe at Maranui Surf Life Saving Membership
Hawkins Hill
Metropolis Gallery Wellington | Te Whare Toi
The 7 finest Wellington laneways for meals, drink + artwork


about Journey to Guatemala – Episode 795 I heard :

Actually loved this podcast; we did almost the very same itinerary a pair years in the past. By happenstance, we visited throughout Semana Santa (Easter Week), and it was an unimaginable expertise. In each Antigua and Atitlan, there have been unimaginable processions over “carpets” individuals constructed within the streets, lots of them designed with brightly coloured sawdust. There have been extra individuals round, and I’m guessing costs had been increased, however for my part it was price it.


Hello Chris


I actually loved your current episode on Guatemala, not least as a result of it jogged my memory of my very own journeys there some 30 years in the past.


Tikal actually is without doubt one of the wonders of the world. My go to occurred to coincide with a full moon, and our information took a couple of of us by the jungle to go to the ruins at midnight – it was actually awe-inspiring, although climbing up the pyramids isn’t any simple activity, because the steps are usually not solely steep however clearly meant for toes a lot smaller than mine.


I additionally managed to climb to the rim of the Pacaya volcano, which was additionally a mind-blowing expertise staring into the bowels of the earth. It wasn’t so energetic after I visited, however a  information was important to discover a path up, and to ensure the wind was not blowing toxic fumes over us.


Lastly, an enormous sure to your visitor’s advice for Chichicastenango Market – probably the most magical market I’ve ever been to.


Hmmm, perhaps time for me to return there…


Thanks once more



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