New Zealand’s capital and personally in my top 3 favorite city’s in the world! The other two being Victoria, Canada and Sapporo, Japan.
Why do I rate Wellington so high? I love how green this city is, no matter where you are in City you see green forest around you and if you can’t see forest your looking at the sea! Wellington is a cafe city, you can’t survive in Wellington as a barrister if you make poor coffee. My recommendations for cafe’s:
- Havana cafe at the top of Cuba Street. Get the Havana breakfast www.havana.co.nz
- Floriditas half way up Cuba Street. Get the Hash and Mackerel www.floriditas.co.nz
- Sweet Mothers Kitchen: Peanut butter milkshake. www.sweetmotherskitchen.co.nz
- Cintas Malaysian Kitchen: Ask for the veggie Tom Yum Luksa. Shop 1 119 Manners St
When in Wellington we stayed at Nomads Capital and love it! Comfy bed, right in the middle of town but not the noisy part. There is a bar down stairs and that can be a bit noisy, however it doesn’t stay open to late and the staff offer free earplugs.
I have to admit time seemed to fly for us while in Wellington and I think a lot had to do with it being the first week of the Great Kiwi Roadie and just trying to get into the swing of things. We did however manage to fit in a few epic adventures and we know we will be back before we hit the South Island.
Check this out, it’s our very first blog video:
Bloody good of Hon Todd McClay Associate Tourism Minister to meet with us I think, and what a good bugger! We had a good laugh and he has made the mistake of inviting us to hang out with him in Rotorua 😉
We had a cracker time running around Zealandia and the Botanical Garden plus we got to witness NZ sporting history at the Basin Reserve as Brendon McCullum hit 300!
We know we have just skimmed the tip of this epic city and we will be back! Thanks Wellington you have been as always awesome!
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