Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




535 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31

Subscriber

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  

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2742 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 141

Trusted

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

Drink craft beer!




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8536 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1183

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  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 :)




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

 


 
 
 
 


13573 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2326

Trusted
Subscriber

  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.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer




535 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31

Subscriber

  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.  

1575 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 686


  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.




Don't use 'beefstew' as a password.  It's not stroganoff.


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  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

1168 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  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. 




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

437 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9
Inactive user


  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

1422 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Trusted

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

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

1772 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  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. 

1315 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Trusted

  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.


522 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41


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

Spend a day in the Malthouse.

Infrastructure Geek
4046 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 194

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  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 ;)




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs




535 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31

Subscriber

  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 :)

2122 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 635

Subscriber

  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.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05


One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58


New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56


Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52


CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.