Hello North Island (Wellington and Napier)

March 25, 2018 – Napier, New Zealand


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Wellington was cloudy and cold when we visited. At least it wasn’t pouring any more as it had during the night so we decided to walk into the city center. We visited the famous Te Papa Museum which we thought was alright and explored the downtown area and the Cuba Street night market. At the end of the day we had walked 19km, pushed a stroller for 19km, carried Levi for probably 8km and fell asleep more than tired.

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When we checked the weather forecast we decided to change our initial plan of visiting Tongariro National park (where it was supposed to snow with a low of -2°C – no thank you) and to drive to Hastings and Napier instead. It was a long day of driving but the best decision we could make. The sun was shining and temperatures were around 26°C, just perfect. We visited the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market in the morning where we had a huge cone of blueberry ice-cream, delicious, local coffee and a happy Levi rolling all over the green grass. We walked through Napier with its Art Deco district, camped right by the beach and had coffee in the morning looking at the waves crashing on the shore.

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