Second day in Wellington and it is very cold and wet – so we decided to go to the Zoo and Zealandia (both outdoors so we are proving how hard we are!).
We can recommend both – the Zoo was quite small but well presented – about 3 hours is all you need to see all the animals (unless you want to attend each of the keepers presentations in which case you will need longer).
Zealandia is a wild life reserve that is preserving as far as possible the natural wildlife – we only had 2.5 hours and it was far too short – to do it justice you could spend all day there including the excellent indoor exhibition. Well worth the visit.
It’s going to be an early night so we can get to the ferry early tomorrow (Anne likes to be early but I have persuaded her that sleeping in the car overnight is not necessary as we only about a mile from the terminal and the ferry does not leave until 08:25).
All in all we like Auckland better than Wellington but this is the only place to get a ferry to the South Island.
Retirement time and so a long overdue break to New Zealand - going to Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days to break the air travel time with short time in the North Island before getting to the South Island... full info