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New Zealand: Photos from Wellington

Wellington sign

Some photos from the downtown and port area of Wellington. Look for Gandalf.

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New Zealand: Photos from the Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car

Some houses have their own cable cars in Wellington. It’s the only way they can get supplies up the hill. This one is a public conveyance that some people who live in Wellington use to get to and from wherever they’re going.

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New Zealand: Christchurch’s Canterbury Museum Stuffed Birds

New Zealand birds of the garden

The Canterbury Museum in Christchurch has a large collection of stuffed birds. This is where I found out the name of the type of bird that stole lunch from our table.

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New Zealand: The Views from Auckland’s Orbit Restaurant in the Sky Tower

New Zealand Take the Auckland Explorer Bus to Get Acquainted

Orbit is Auckland’s revolving restaurant inside the Sky Tower. We were able to get lunch as part of our Aucky Walky tour. The Sky Tower is said to be the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.

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New Zealand: Photos from Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Shark Shuttle

We decided to go to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium after seeing the building on our Auckland Explorer Bus, Hop on Hop off tour. We went to see the penguins. Kelly Tarlton was a diver who wanted people to see the ocean the way that divers could. This attraction in Auckland brings his dream to life. The exhibition opens with an exhibition on life in Antarctica at Scott’s Base. Many of the explorations of the southern most continent used New Zealand as their last place to get outfitted before they went to the coldest, most inhospitable place. Kelly Tarlton’s then has the penguins, and moves to the underwater exhibitions with sharks, rays, and other fish. Here are some photos from our trip to the Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand.

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