Sunday, 11 December 2011
New Zealand Tour. 27th September 2011. Wellington.
For a capital city Wellington is very easy to get to know. it was clean and very accessible. In no time we had visited the Waterfront and paid a very fleeting visit to the excellent Te Pap Museum, I would have liked to spend a lot longer here but time was an issue. Walked over the bridge from the Waterfront to the City, rode the Cable Car to the Botanical Gardens, seen the Beehive and other official buildings. I especially enjoyed the New Rugby Sculpture that had been created to celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2011 and thought that the Rugby Pitch in the City was a great idea.
We ate at The Matterhorn on Cuba Street. This was a little hard to find, down a small ally, between two shops on Cuba Street. Once inside subdued lighting hid what looked like polished concrete pillars and walls, that could have created and odd, bunker type look but surprisingly the whole concept worked well, creating a cosy ambiance. The food we had was really good quality, I had the gourmet Pork done in three ways, whilst my partner had the Beef, we were both delighted with our choices. It was expensive, but then I found that eating out in New Zealand was expensive, and to be fair, Wellington is the Capital City. I would recommend you eat at The Matterhorn if you like good food. That night we stayed in The Southern Cross Serviced Apartments in Wellington, small rooms but once again very clean and excellent value for money., as well as a good location near to Cuba St.