So, we flew from Auckland to Wellington to spend our first days there. Our first way led us to the parliament of New Zealand, where they offer a free tour, which we took part in. It was really interesting to get a deeper insight into the parliament and politics of New Zealand. We can definitely recommend this tour, especially when the weather is bad, as it was on that day.
What you shouldn't underestimate in Wellington is the wind, it really comes from all directions. It can be warm, but due to the wind, it still feels relatively fresh.
After visiting the parliament, we went to the Te Papa Museum, which also offers free entry. Normally both of us are not so keen on visiting museums, but this museum was really great. It is super interesting and it processes so many different themes in so many different ways. It is definitely worth a visit. Since we were in Wellington for three days before our ferry to Picton departed, we didn't overload our days either. So, we could relax and enjoy a coffee in one of the numerous small and cute cafes on Cuba Street.
Later, we took the well-known Cable Car up to the Botanical Garden of Wellington. The journey is not long, but it was nevertheless interesting to use this opportunity once and to drive with a Cable Car. For the sunset, we went up Mount Victoria. Here one can either walk up the way from the city or decide for the more comfortable alternative and take the bus up, which is a small highlight in itself. We decided for this way and had to find out that the road up there is very, very narrow and it is not the easiest job for the bus driver. But the look from Mount Victoria is really nice and just when the sun goes down it is really worth a ride or a walk up to it.