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Old Oct 7th 2014, 2:31 am
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OK. So we're still looking for something different to see/do for a spare full day in Wellington. We'll have no transport but there are buses and trains of course.

Not the usual Welly stuff. We've seen and done all that too many times now. No desire to repeat any of it again. Also done enough bush walks to last a lifetime .

Anyone with any ideas?
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Days Bay ferry to Matiu / Somes Island then on to Days Bay for a meal at Cobar then ferry back to Wellington Waterfront. The ferry goes from the Meridian building on the Waterfront ?
Suppose you've done the cable car, observatory, walk back down through the botanic gardens, lunch at Lady Norwood Rose Garden then walk back through the cemetery back to Lambton Quay ?
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Suppose you've done the cable car, observatory, walk back down through the botanic gardens, lunch at Lady Norwood Rose Garden then walk back through the cemetery back to Lambton Quay ?
Yup.
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Yup.

Most of which we can do here or have done there.

Bit repetitive innit.


Husband is quite interested in having a pint & maybe a bite to eat in the Backbenchers pub. early evening. It's the puppets.
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20 different tap beers....sounds OK where I come from...couple of hours in there and down to the beach to fly a kite....or as high as...
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Am now thinking train out to Mount Bruce and then repair to that Backbencher pub followed by seafront stroll back to where we are stopping.
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Train does not go to Mount Bruce. It stops at Masterton, and it is about 20 - 25 minute drive from there to Mount Bruce.
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Originally Posted by nzneville View Post
Train does not go to Mount Bruce. It stops at Masterton, and it is about 20 - 25 minute drive from there to Mount Bruce.
Their website suggests we can get a taxi the rest of the way.
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Do you want an expensive day out? The taxi will cost a New Zealand fortune. Will the driver wait for you while you wander around, or will he/she want two round trips?
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Have you been to Martinborough? It is a good day out, train to Featherston, bus to Martinborough and wander around a couple of vineyards, taste the grape jice and have a nice meal at Medici, highly recommended and owned by my good friend and brother, Nick.
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Do you want an expensive day out? The taxi will cost a New Zealand fortune. Will the driver wait for you while you wander around, or will he/she want two round trips?
I dunno. I have investigated. I do concur with your thoughts though.

have a nice meal at Medici
Actually , that does look pretty fine.

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Weta workshop tour? Never been myself though! What's on at the theatre? Is the Sound of Music on still? What about a film at the Embassy? It's a stylish cinema, nice café too. You could get a 4 wheel drive tour to the seal colony at red rocks (or walk as it's cheaper!).

I think there are tours to Kapiti Island (helicopter or boat depending on budget). It's a steep walk with plenty of wildlife and superb views from the top, but not suitable if you're not fit. The public boat leaves Paraparaumu around 7.30am.
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We did a Weta workshop tour and loved it. I'm a scifi and LotR geek though and MrH is a technology buff so I'm not sure it would be fun if you weren't into either of those.

I also like people watching and meditating so had fun drinking good coffee and watching the world go by on the harbour side.
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Tour of Red Rocks (are the seals there this time of year?)

Movie at the Embassy

Hike up Mt. Vic and look around the city

Te Papa and a walk along the waterfront, drinks at one of the brewery-pubs along the way
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