We left Hawke’s Bay today and headed to Wellington.  I was sad to leave our little vineyard cottage, but I’m always excited to see the next place that Justin has planned.

It took about 4 hours to get to Wellington.  The drive was very scenic (again), lots of sheep, cows, goats, and even a few rams. We traveled through many windy road and hills.  Usually, I’m pretty bad on car rides.  I either fall asleep right away (terrible company) or complain about how long it is taking.  I have done neither of those things on our car rides so far.  There’s just so much to look at……much more entertaining than driving from Baton Rouge to New Orleans (one of the most awful drives which is inevitably made worse with Kenner traffic).

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.  It is a much bigger city compared to Rotorua or Hawke’s Bay, both of which were more rural.  Unfortunately, we are only here for one night, but I’m really glad that we were able include this stop on the trip.

We arrived at our city cottage around 4 pm.  This is another cute place! It is located in a really cool, artsy area of Wellington on Cuba Street.  There are lots of eclectic and funky shops/ restaurants with a somewhat vintage feeling.

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We walked to the New Zealand museum and looked around for a little while.  It closed at 6, so we so we didn’t have too much time, but it is free and was a nice way to spend a few hours.


For dinner, we ate at a sushi restaurant.  It was one of those sushi trains where the sushi is on a conveyor belt and you just grab what you want.  Obviously, it wasn’t the best sushi that we’ve ever had, but it was good and satisfied a sushi craving.


We have to get up pretty early tomorrow.  We taking a ferry from the North Island to the South Island (about 2 hours) then driving to Golden Bay (about 3 hours).

See ya from the South Island!


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