Road Trip – Day 2 – Napier to Wellington

All photos taken on a Leica C-Lux 3 camera – Click on the image to get a better quality view.

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Part Two.

 

My Hotel room in Napier had a Hot Tub.. Yeah 🙂 … I didn’t use it though.. DOH!

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Napier is known for its Art Deco design, after the big earth quake that near flattened the place, they re-built it in like.

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And a cool looking sculpture thing….

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Next Stop – Cape Kidnappers

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Cape Kidnappers is a Gannet Colony Reserve, I was going to drive out to it, but the tide was high, and it wasn’t worth the risk.. so here’s a photo of the information board instead.

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So continuing along.. it rained…

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Next stop – WAIPUKARAU (I’ve changed to a slightly more detailed map for this area)

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Not allot to look at here, other then quite a cool looking Masonic Temple..

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On to – DANNEVIRKE

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On the way, I see mountains with snow caps 🙂 YAY SNOW 🙂

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  Then, we got into town….

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Vikings ?????

Yes, Apparently, in 1880, the fist boat load of Swedish peoples landed… Dannevirke is a Norse town.

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Not much to see, so on to the next town….

 

Next stop: MANGATAINOKA – Home of TUI Beer 🙂

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The opening and Closing hours had me a little confused…

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The “Actual” Tui Brewery Building (behind protective fence)

Follow This Link for funny TUI Beer Add on YouTube

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And… TUIWOOD … Yeah, take that Hollywood!! 🙂 Hahahahaha errr….

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Next Stop: EKETAHUNA

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This was the only interesting thing I could find in Eketahuna

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Next Stop: Mt Bruce National Park

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This is the visitors centre at the wildlife centre.. Nice Building..

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This is where they save and bread New Zealand’s native bird, the Kiwi.

This is the only Kiwi image I can give you, as Kiwi’s are nocturnal, they are in a dark enclosure, and not allowed to use Flash on the Camera. They are cute though.

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The fist gives you an idea of the size of a single egg from a Kiwi… damn! That’s big!

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There is also an outdoors thing, not much going on.. but here you go.. looks nice and so I went for a walk 🙂

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… And a Duck…..

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.. and some bird thing in a tree that was REALLY LOUD 🙂

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.. and some water..

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.. and a track…

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.. and the outside of the building ..

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Next Stop: MASTERTON

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A few interesting things….

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Just outside of Masterton is Carterton

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And a wicked looking fountain thing…

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And then… TOTALLY out of the blue…Read the Sign…. I kid you not! It’s for real!

Follow this link for: Stonehenge New Zealand

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Next Stop: FEATHERSTON

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Just a war memorial…

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.. and I thought this church sign was quite funny 🙂

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Finally.. WELLINGTON… YAY…. Bottom of the North Island of New Zealand.

Here, I will stay the night…

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saw this old building.. it looked interesting (x2) L1010620 L1010621

Can you see how dirty the water looks ?? Ewww

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As Wellington is the Capital City of New Zealand (not Auckland) this, sadly is the Government House Building, called “The Beehive” cause it looks like a beehive…

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Ok enough of politics…

Then I saw a awesome looking church building, just as the sun was starting to set, so there is a light hint of sunset pink on the building also..

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I liked the lines and design on this building, the National Library of New Zealand…

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I managed to catch the Moon above the corner of the building… YAY   L1010649 L1010650 L1010651 L1010652

 

This, just looked interesting… a splattering of red… L1010653

 

I wonder why they want to refurbish the Royal Thai Embassy building…???

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As I was driving around looking for a place to have dinner, I saw this wicked looking building… so here are a few shots of it…

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A zoomed in shot…

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Thi
s is where I had dinner….

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BTW… Dinner was Fantastic!! 🙂

 

Then.. Driving back, this area is called Oriental Bay, Wellingtons nicely developed water front…

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And… that’s all for the day err night….

Bed time.

See you tomorrow 🙂

2 comments so far

  1. Janerd on

    That’s so coool..
    Many pics man!

    i want mountains here. >_< D:

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  2. admin on

    Hahaha, well, I took many more pictures, can’t put them all up here 🙂

    Umm I’ll give you some of our mountains.. we have too many….

    🙂

    Like


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