Exploring Wellington City – New Zealand's Biggest Gap Year – Backpacker Guide New Zealand

Today we are exploring Wellington City.

We're gonna just turn it down a notch.

We've been doing loads these past four daysbut we haven't really had time to actually just have a walk around the city and justappreciate it for what it is so let's do that.

This morning we wake up at Trek Global Backpackersand the plan for today is simply to just go around Wellington explore, it's a really artsycity and Laura and I are really looking forward having some kind of more relaxing day.

So we start making our way to the WellingtonWaterfront which we've heard loads about and on our way it's beautiful and sunny weather.

We're checking out some murals a lot of streetart and in true Wellington spirit the weather just absolutely turns by the time we get tothe waterfront.

So as we're walking along the Wellington Waterfrontthere's a lot of art a lot of sculptures but in particular these hidden concrete blockswith poems carved into them and they're hidden in really obscure places so we're trying tofind them along the Wellington Waterfront.

And even reading a few to Robin because hisaccent is just too terrible to even say these words.

It's not long until the clouds transform intoa massive rainstorm it's always like that in New Zealand.

The weather changes so quickly.

So we brave the rain for a wee while aroundthe city going around taking some pictures just showcasing the artsy side of Wellingtonbut after such a along time under the rain it's time for us to warm up and where betterto warm up than the Capital Market which is a massive food court in the city centre ofWellington and has heaps to offer.

So we head to one of the funkiest coffee shopthat we can find on this Capital Market and we are warming up with a very hot drink weare drying ourselves a little bit.

Laura is drying the camera and we basicallyjust bracing ourselves to spend the afternoon exploring even more of Wellington.

So after warming up with a nice hot drinkwe are making our way back onto the streets of Wellington where this time we notice there'seven more art in Wellington.

This place is so artsy and there's a lot ofthings happening here.

There's a lot of posters of events going onand yeah.

A lot to see.

So the architecture in Wellington is veryVictorianesque which is a lot different to we've seen in New Zealand so far.

And we're wandering around for a long timeand realise that we're getting ourselves a bit lost.

We end up back on the waterfront which we'renot really complaining about it's a nice place.

But we are heading for a very specific streetthat we've heard so much about.

So now that we have a plan we are headingback toward the city and it really feels that we've took the same streets twice but eitherwe're seeing completely different art or either there's just heaps of street and heaps andheaps and heaps of art.

It's absolutely crazy how every single streetlooks different in Wellington.

There is no two streets alike.

But we are now heading to Cuba Street whichis probably the most famous street in Wellington.

Cuba Street is the hipster joint of Wellington.

It's got a bohemian vibe about it.

It is absolutely full of cafes and this reallyfun water feature that I could just stare at all a day.

Because we forgot to eat after our plans weretotally messed up because of the rain.

We decide to go to another amazing cafe inWellington.

This one is the Enigma Cafe and we treat ourselvesto some pies some cake.

Oh my God, amazing.

Now that we've got our sugar rush we are headingback around the city.

We are actually trying to find the theatrewhere we are actually going tonight.

Little did I know that a theatre are actuallyin Wellington mostly just a pub with a stage.

But we've been told there is an awesome livecomedians tonight, so we have to find that pub.

Can't really recall the name because we arrivedthere way after dusk.

So we end the night with a comedy night wesee some awesome comedians have a beer or two and it's a great way to sort of end theartsy eventsy side of Wellington that this city is famous for.

Sun is shining, sun is shining, all aroundus, all around us, children playing.

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Ok, that's beyond my vocal range.

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