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I am dead tired tonight - I feel as if I've done almost every touristy thing there is to do in Wellington. I felt obligated to fit it all in my one full day I have here. It was so nice to just do my own thing, by myself at my pace.
I did however have an amazing sleep and woke up at 11am (much needed). I leisurely made my way down to the harbour, walked around a bit and snapped a few photos. The water is the most lovely color of green. I then visited Te Papa museum. It was fabulous and free! Some of the cool things included a simulated earthquake (I guess they get a lot of them here as this is right on a fault line) and the Lord of the Rings Exhibit (although having seen some of the films probably would have made it more interesting). I then walked further down the harbour and through the city center to check out the parliament buildings. Next was a short ride up the cable car to the Botanical Gardens. Tyson had said Wellington reminded him of a very mini Hong Kong and I would agree. I took the tram in HK to the peak and saw views of the city and the water very similar to here (on a much smaller scale of course). The winds however remind me a lot of Pincher Creek!! I had a nice walk down through the gardens and some parks back to the city center. They were quite good now but would be amazing in the summer. There is a huge rose garden but none are in bloom now. I treated myself to a nice dinner and dessert. The dessert was to die for!!! I think it was also well deserved after hiking at least 10km today.
I am the only one in my 6 bed dorm tonight so I'm looking forward to just relaxing, reading and having a good night's sleep. Tomorrow I am off to Taupo (long bus ride).