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Jul 15, 2010 - Cape Palliser Lighthouse & Seal Colony

During my time staying at Eric's in Upper Hutt, he took me to Te Papa, Wellington Museum. This is where we saw the 4.2 metre long colossal squid caught by fisherman and donated for research. Unfortunately it was female so we still don't know how big the male giant squids can get. They also had an earthquake simulation room being a very small house and the floor shook a bit. Then there were the life sized models of the Moa bird that is now extinct because the Moari hunted them all for meat, so the Haast Eagle also became exitinct because the...

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Harriet's OE Journal

Nov 27, 2007 - Wellington & the South

Had a good evening in Wellington. We managed to fit in a trip to the Botanical Gardens which are on top of the hills above the city and reached by a cliff tramway. Wellington is very compact & easy to get around. Plenty of Christmas decorations etc! Pleasant evening stroll by the harbour & a meal of the biggest mussels (green lipped of course) we've seen. Onto the ferry the next morning for the trip to Picton.

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Lennard's Trip 2007

Oct 29, 2007 - Seal of approval

There were helicopters in the air last night but did not disturb us, it was a cool night. The best laid plans sometimes do not work out when you find out that most if not all the wineries in this area are open only on weekends, unlike the generous vinters in the Hunter Valley in Australia. Chris had been looking at a road that dead ended at a point with a lighthouse on it. Some of the road was dirt and we found out it was well traveled, about an hour in and out, we changed our plans and hit the road. On the way out we came across a historic...

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Oct 6, 2007 - Day 6 - Beyond Wellington

Saturday Oct 6th Another sunny day...yahoo! Every day has wind here, I'm finding, which makes sense given that the city exists on a peninsula of land stuck between two bodies of water. It is just those days that it blows out Antarctica that make you want to run for cover :) Woke up right at my normal 7am and headed to the Synch gym again at around 9am. Neil came by at noon with his car and we were off heading north into the mountains and the wine country. We took Highway 1, New Zealand's national highway that runs the entire length of the...

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Oct 3, 2007 - Day 3 - Arrival in Wellington

Wednesday Oct 3rd So I rolled into Wellington airport at around 11:00am, gathered my bags and jumped in a taxi. As he pulled out of the taxi area, I had this uneasy feeling and then realized it was because we were driving on the other side of the road, and he was sitting where my brain thought a passenger should be! I have driven in NZ and Australia several times and this trip I wanted to avoid doing it again, leaving it to the natives instead. Wellington is the capital of NZ, located on a peninsula of land at the southern tip of the North...

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