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Walks around Wellington

Walks around Wellington

As I travelled home to Wellington I resolved to not fall back in to old habits, but enjoy my home town as a traveller would – to make the most of my time here.

Returning home destitute has hampered enjoying any of Wellington’s culture until I get paid, but I did manage to spring for a pair of boots. Them boots were made for walking, and I’ve been hiking the hills around the city. It’s been absolutely lovely! And there are so many more to explore. So here’re some pics from around Wellington over the last month or so:

Around the city

Wellington from Mt Victoria

Wellington from Mt Victoria

Clown on Cannon - Mt Victoria

Clown on Cannon – Mt Victoria

A quick walk from the CBD

Wellington Botanic Gardens – a quick walk from the CBD. Nice at lunch time!

Wellington from top of the cable car, Wellington Botanical Gardens

Wellington from top of the cable car, Wellington Botanical Gardens. I’ll be working in that Pink Building!

Boats lining up for the Guy Fawkes display, Roseneath

Boats lining up for the Guy Fawkes display, Roseneath

Guy Fawkes display from Roseneath

Guy Fawkes display from Roseneath

Around Korokoro

Korokoro Dam

Korokoro Dam

Petone from Korokoro

Looking out over Petone to Maitu/Sommes Island from Korokoro

Kapiti Island from Belmont Trig

Kapiti Island from Belmont Trig, Normandale

Wellington Harbour from Belmont Trig

Wellington Harbour from Belmont Trig, Normandale

Sunset in Korokoro

Sunset in Korokoro

Around Eastbourne

Mt Lowry walk, Eastbourne

Mt Lowry walk, Eastbourne

Kiatawa Road track, Eastbourne

Kiatawa Road track, Eastbourne

Seaview Marina and Sommes Island from Pt Howard

Seaview Marina and Sommes Island from Pt Howard

Harbour from Eastbourne

Harbour from Eastbourne

Around Ngaio

Makara Windfarm and the South Island, from Mt Kau Kau

Makara Windfarm, Cook Straight and the South Island from Mt Kau Kau, just behind my house!

 

It’s the standard story here – I’ve always taken this place for granted. After taking a year away I’m seeing Wellington for what it is – a fantastic place to live! Right now there’s no place I’d rather call my  home. Feeling very lucky to be a kiwi and looking forward to exploring more over summer.

Larry's a 30-something chap interested in travel, being a dork and changing the world via less boring training.

1 Comment

  1. Ash · December 18, 2014 Reply

    You’re seriously awesome. I love your writing. 🙂

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