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Friday 25 May
Wellington, New Zealand

We know someone who knows the mayor's son so don't mess with us..

There is no doubting it. NZ is truly stunning and Wellington is no exception. Think mountains, green hills & water every where you look. I would even go so far as to say it reminds me of our beloved Cape Town. And
THAT is saying something. But don't take our word for here to see!

We spent a touristy day starting with the phenomenal view from Mt Victoria. Then onto Te Papa (cultural & history museum) where we experienced a virtual bungy jump (to prepare us if we decide to take the plunge in Queenstown), a virtual earthquake & learnt about all sorts of interesting things. We then went up the red cable car, walked through the botanical gardens, checked out the beehive (modernist building that looks just like the real thing just a lot uglier) & the parliament building. Finishing up on the cathedral which we thought was of the Old Paul variety but which was really the Wellington cathedral. Put it this way - we dropped extra money in the donation pot because it is in desperate need of an overhaul. Not very pretty.Frown

Off to have my first hair cut now since the last shave (December) & then off for some yummy dinner at one of the multitude of veggie places, followed by a drink at one of the multitude of watering holes.

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    Some of the magical forest around Wellington - you can see why they filmed part of LOTR here
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    Our Lord of the Rings tour host Ted demonstrating where the corresponding tree in front of us is located in the movie scene
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    Camperdown Studios - the home of Weta Workshop, the incredible special effects company responsible for LOTR
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