Kia ora! Today I thought I’d share what we got up to in the weekend. We were fortunate enough to get to go to my cousin’s wedding up in Wellington. We decided to make a bit of a trip of it and stayed for about 4 days. We had a lovely time, and I thought I’d share about some of the things we did while we were there.
Te Papa and the Gallipoli Exhibition
Holy Moly. The Gallipoli – The Scale of our War exhibition at Te Papa was incredible. And completely free by the way. I was astounded by the totally surreal figurines. They’re HUGE and so realistic. Two of my family members may or may not have been told off for trying to touch them as they are SO lifelike. I loved how the exhibition told a story as you went throughout it and included so many real stories from real people. It was really interactive and had lots of things to do which made it interesting as well. It was a bit of a tearjerker, especially seeing all the messages on thousands of poppies at the end of the exhibition.
The rest of Te Papa was pretty good too! It’s a very well put together museum. There are many incredible displays and features and a TONNE of information. Because most of it is NZ based, I felt like a knew about most of the things that I saw, so I skimmed over a lot. I think as a visitor to the country, you would definitely spend a lot more time than we did there.
Wellington Cable Car
We decided to go on a cable car trip with my family one afternoon. It was pretty cheap ($6 for an adult I think?) and pretty fun. This is the perfect afternoon activity for families! You hop on the cable car at the bottom, then go 600m up a track (with amazing light tunnels) which puts you about 120m above sea level. You’re met with a pretty sweet view of the city and harbour at the top. There’s a little cable car museum, a cafe and Botanic Gardens at the top too, so there’s no shortage of things to do. When you’re finished, you can hop back on your the cable car (which runs every 10 minutes) and head down to do some shopping in Top Shop on Lambton Quay.
After the cable car and shopping, we headed to Jumperama. Jumperama has a large trampoline park, as well as Ten Pin bowling, a cafe, a kids adventure playground and more. Some of us opted for the trampoline park, while others did Ten Pin bowling at the same time. The trampoline park was $15 for an hour, which included a pair of non slip socks. After about 10 minutes we were pretty puffed, but we carried on and had a great time! The place was pretty quiet too which meant we didn’t actually share the trampolines with anyone.
Thanks for letting me share! Where have you been lately?