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Topic # 110791 16-Oct-2012 09:03 Send private message

Ive got a friend down Wellington atm looking for things to do. Anyone got any recommendations that dont include getting arrested by cadets :p  

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  Reply # 701903 16-Oct-2012 09:33 Send private message

Drink craft beer!




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  Reply # 701915 16-Oct-2012 09:56 Send private message

Te Papa....  ummm... last time I was down there, I just wandered the streets...  at night its a lot more interesting :)




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  Reply # 701925 16-Oct-2012 10:10 Send private message

Cable car (from Lambton Quay) up to the lookout and the park up there. Waterfront is great on a day like today, get some ice cream. Drive around the bays, or walk to oriental bay. Wander up cuba st. Wander up lambton quay, not at lunch time it's full of people.




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  Reply # 701932 16-Oct-2012 10:32 Send private message

I'll forward her those suggestions :)   I already suggested Te Papa.  And I think shes checking out some art gallery.  

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  Reply # 701939 16-Oct-2012 10:45 Send private message

If she is adventurous, averagely fit, has a good 3-4 hours to spare and has access to transport  (train and taxi will work) I recommend a trip out to Porirua and do the Adrenalin Forest, especially on a day like to day.





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  Reply # 701942 16-Oct-2012 10:48 Send private message

Visit Biddle Corp manor and I hear a tour from the owner is very cheap like $50




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  Reply # 701959 16-Oct-2012 11:14 Send private message

I would suggest the either the Secret Art Tour or if they still do Parliamentary Question time on Tuesday that would be fun and closer to the central city than the zoo.

Sorry, Secret Art Walk. 




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  Reply # 701972 16-Oct-2012 11:24 Send private message

Wander down Cuba St and have a coffee at Fidels or Midnight Espresso.
Head up to the Wind Turbine or Mt Vic to enjoy the view (on a nice day).
Hit Cuba St again at night for some cool bars or Courtney Place for the drunken debauchery depending on your taste\age.
Walk along Oriental Parade and grab a Gelato

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  Reply # 701992 16-Oct-2012 11:41 Send private message

A friend just visited and recommends the 'Zealandia' nature reserve there.

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  Reply # 702051 16-Oct-2012 13:27 Send private message

Zealandia - Nature/Walking
Botanical Gardens - Nature/Walking
Hashigo Zake - Beer/Food
Little Beer Quarter - Beer/Food
Te Papa - History
Southern Coast (Owhiro Bay) - Nature/Walking/Seals
Oriental Bay/Waterfront - Culture/Walking

Or she could just walk the streets and check out all the random galleries and coffee houses. It all depends on how far she wants to go. 

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  Reply # 702073 16-Oct-2012 14:18 Send private message

Weta Cave in Miramar - Weta Digitals homage to everything they do
Carter Observatory in Kelburn - Stars, The Universe etc.
Sit in the Parliament Public Gallery during question time. Fairly interesting at times.
Wellington City and Sea Museum
Catch the ferry over to Eastbourne and have an ice cream on the wharf.


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  Reply # 702111 16-Oct-2012 15:26 Send private message

Spend a day in the Malthouse.

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  Reply # 702120 16-Oct-2012 15:36 Send private message

timmmay: Cable car (from Lambton Quay) up to the lookout and the park up there.


then walk down the path to the beehive.  nice trip up, nice trip down (until the end ;)




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  Reply # 703579 19-Oct-2012 15:41 Send private message

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I sent her a large email with all the different options. She was over the moon.. Im sure I'll hear all about it all come Monday when she gets back :)

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  Reply # 703595 19-Oct-2012 16:15 Send private message

You said she but I won't be sexist. If they are into their cars at all Southwards Car Museum is definitely worth a visit if you have the ability to drive out to it.

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