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Old May 6th 2012, 8:58 pm
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What's wrong with the twisty hill. It has to be one of the most exciting roads to do in NZ, (at a bit of a lick), and especially on two wheels (Scream if you want to faster!)

My sentiments exactly, I did say this would be great on a bike and we even did the "scream if you want to go faster" but the nausea was just a bit much and with a 6yr that can hurl on a 5min car journey quite stressful.
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Old May 6th 2012, 9:24 pm
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My sentiments exactly, I did say this would be great on a bike and we even did the "scream if you want to go faster" but the nausea was just a bit much and with a 6yr that can hurl on a 5min car journey quite stressful.
That's what radio's are for.......Turn up the sound.......brake late and turn in hard, drift the back a bit and accelerate out. The rug rats will either pass out with fright or knock 'emselves out with the G force slide

(for the polictically correct here ..... JOKING)

I'm still trying for the bottom to top 4 minute club
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That's what radio's are for.......Turn up the sound.......brake late and turn in hard, drift the back a bit and accelerate out. The rug rats will either pass out with fright or knock 'emselves out with the G force slide
You been conversing with my husband about my driving ?
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You been conversing with my husband about my driving ?
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Mrs F,

Wellington Zoo is a lovely day out, you can take a picnic.

Battle Hill Park http://tracks.org.nz/area/show/13 great for the kids.

Colonial Knob http://www.wonderwalkers.co.nz/defau...lonial-knob.sm gorgeous views on this walk, it's partially through forests alongside a stream, very scenic.

Te Papa Museum

Pirate's Cove http://www.adventuregolf.co.nz/

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On public holidays you can go to open days at Wrights Hill (Karori) the old army fortress/secret bunker. Kids love it there as the restoration society dress up like soldiers and have a tank for the kids to climb on.
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Mrs F,

Wellington Zoo is a lovely day out, you can take a picnic.

Battle Hill Park http://tracks.org.nz/area/show/13 great for the kids.

Colonial Knob http://www.wonderwalkers.co.nz/defau...lonial-knob.sm gorgeous views on this walk, it's partially through forests alongside a stream, very scenic.

Te Papa Museum

Pirate's Cove http://www.adventuregolf.co.nz/

Enjoy
Thanks Boopy - done the zoo, Te Papa (a couple of times ) and geo chache'd at Battle Hill Park, the walks look good as does the golf, might be a good day out for daughters birthday in July if the weather isn't to bad

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On public holidays you can go to open days at Wrights Hill (Karori) the old army fortress/secret bunker. Kids love it there as the restoration society dress up like soldiers and have a tank for the kids to climb on.
Cheers, husband works in Karori so might get him to check that out
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When I was working in Shanghai in the Pudong part of the City I used to wander down to Century Park on a Sunday and there were hundreds of Chinese people of all ages flying kites of all shapes and sizes. Now having been up there (to Welly) last week and finding out first hand what it is famous for and considering the number of Asians living in NZ I would have at least expected to see one kite... but nevertheless that is something worth taking up the cable railway and enjoying....
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Island Bay: Red Rocks (flat) walk (best on Sundays when vehicles not allowed on beach)
http://www.newzealand.com/int/articl...rocks-reserve/

Kaitoke Regional Park - has a swing bridge to walk over - http://www.gw.govt.nz/Kaitoke/

Belmont Regional Park - various walks

Mount Victoria Look-out/Brooklyn Windmill Lookout/ Tinakori Hill

Walk up Mount Kaka (very steep) from Khandallah Park

Via Karori/Makara Windfarm/Makara Beach coastal walk - can stay on flat, then fish and chips and coffee in the scruffy cafe

Zealandia at Karori - family membership makes it worthwhile - too expensive for just a single visit - has a decent cafe now.

FREE: Walks in Otari Wiltons Bush

Drive round the Miramar Peninsula and make little viewing/cafe stops including climbing up to the surprisingly impressive Massey Memorial with good view.
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Mini aquarium/snorkelling etc. at Days Bay http://www.octopus.org.nz/ Kids can touch lots of different sea creatures, they also have tanks with fish/octopus etc. Small but cheap!

Walk from Days Bay far car park around coast to see seals, about 2hrs return. Go in winter on a wind-free day. Same route as the organised 4x4 route but free!

Ice cream in Scorching Bay café followed by rock pools for kids.

Rimutaka Forest Park – access from Wainuiomata – swimming holes, picnic area, walks etc.

Indoor rock climbing or kayaking in Fergs Kayaks on the seafront.

Hire a crocodile bike from the seafront (port area).

Climb Mount Kau Kau – great views. Access from Johnsonville or Kandallah kids’ playground.

Catch the ferry to Somes Island in the summer to see most wildlife or dusk to view lights over Wellington. They also have a DOC campsite. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-rec...-somes-island/

H20 extreme swimming pool in Upper Hutt – slides, wave machine, beach-like pool, inflatables etc.

Steam trains in Upper Hutt.

Otaki Forks (gorge), turn off after Te Horo – DOC campsite/picnic area, great walks. Access along gravel track. Kids love ‘daring’ to drive the car over the bridge that only takes 1 car at a time!

Levin Adventure park - great park with long flying fox, large hamster wheels, mini trains etc. Good to stop at if you’re going north.

Mrs F - do you want ideas for the Wairarapa?!!!
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Mrs F - do you want ideas for the Wairarapa?!!!

ooohh sssooo mean - was going to ask you for tea and cake date but maybe I won't now
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Wellington Open Day Sunday 27th May

Gold coin entry

http://www.wellingtonnz.com/event/we...ign=KNOW240512
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Wellington Open Day Sunday 27th May

Gold coin entry

http://www.wellingtonnz.com/event/we...ign=KNOW240512
Might check out the Carter Observatory... haven't done that yet
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Might check out the Carter Observatory... haven't done that yet
It's cool, just an expensive place to go for a sleep. Ask Teresa Green's OH
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