There are many who fear the thought of a 3 hour voyage on the turbulent seas with nothing but screaming children and queasy seasick travellers for company. This was not the case when I stepped into the Interislander VIP lounge on an overcast afternoon.
If you want to have a round of golf while you are in Wellington then there are some great courses to choose from.
From bar snacks to accompany drinks while watching the rugby on the big screen, to full meals for a casual dining experience, the Downtown House Bar & Cafe caters for all.
New Zealand’s government building dubbed ‘The Beehive’ has so eloquently been described as looking like: “a slide projector that fell on a wedding cake that fell on waterwheel.”
Love it or hate it The Bucket Fountain has become an iconic landmark in Wellington City.
Rugby is HUGE in New Zealand. The mighty All Blacks (New Zealand rugby team) are national heroes and are NZ’s most internationally recognized sporting fixture. Performing the haka prior to a match sends shivers of national pride down the spines of all kiwis.
I went on John’s Hop On Hop Off City Tour last week and really enjoyed it. It is a hop on hop off tour and is fantastic for any tourist in Wellington.
There are several big events held in Wellington each year. This one really has the WOW factor…
From humble beginnings in Nelson in 1987, a local sculptor Suzie Moncrieff’s desire to turn her work into a theatrical experience evolved into the World of WearableArt. WOW has grown from strength to strength moving to Wellington in 2005 (to the dismay of Nelsonians but delight of Wellingtonians!). It has cemented its place firmly on the international arts calendar and is attended by over 35 000 people.
It is touted as: “Mardi Gras meets Haute Couture at a Peter Gabriele Concert directed by Salvador Dali.” 150 garments selected from around New Zealand and the world are showcased in a 2 hour spectacular show where fashion, art, dance, choreography, lighting and sound fuse to form the World of Wearable Art. The supreme award winner receives $100 000 as the top prize.
The 2011 WOW runs from August 25 – September 10th. For more information or to book tickets go to http://www.worldofwearableart.com/
The huge number of sculptures and statues dotted around Wellington are a tribute to the city’s status as New Zealand’s cultural capital. Here is a taster…
Anyone trying to reduce their coffee intake best stay clear of Wellington. The temptation of outstanding coffee is everywhere and any attempt to resist would prove futile.