Being back home from the Wairarapa has been quite a shock. The sun just doesn’t shine as hard on this side of the Rimutakas so back in windy Wellington it would have been easy to hunker down and not make the most of our remaining holiday. Fear not, we’re still making the most of our “summer” break and set off today to see some sights in Wellington.
The Botanical gardens with some of the finest examples of municipal planting in the capital amongst the 25 hectares of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city (complete with the cable car to save your legs up the hill!). It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area.
Also, we ventured to the birth place of Katherine Mansfield, a tragic heroine of New Zealand literature which was just a few yards from our first apartment block on Tinakori Road. http://www.katherinemansfield.com/
The sun did shine when we ventured out so being tourists in our own home town didn’t feel so bad!