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Things To Do When Visiting Wellington

Categories: Photography

Mojo on CubaIf you are visiting Wellington, here's a few things to check during your stay.

Grab a coffee from one of the many great cafes. Any cafe serving a locally roasted coffee (Celcius, Caribbean. Emporio, Fuel, Havana, L'affare, Mojo, Peoples, and Supreme) is likely to make a great coffee the way we like it in Wellington. Double shot is the standard so ask for a sngle shot, or a large cup if you're not sure.


Wander along the waterfront, checking out the sculptures and the Wellington Writer's Walk.

Te Papa has many exhibitions worth planning to see. Circa Theatre is right next door if you'd rather take in a show. Take a walk by the lagoon, over the City to Sea Bridge to Civic Square and visit the City Gallery. Further around the waterfront toward the railway station is the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, celebrating Wellington's social, cultural and maritime history.

If fitness is more your thing, the Wellington waterfront is a popular running option. Early morning, or late in the day you'll see runners along here.

Cuba Street is only minutes away from Te Papa, with the Bucket Fountain and many boutique stores. You are close to Arty Bees where you are sure to find that book you have been looking for.

The entertainment district of Wellington is centred around Courtenay Place, with a busy nightlight, but please, make sure the night before the conference is a quiet night.

There is a vast choice of eateries in Wellington. Try Sweet Mother's Kitchen, Capitol, or Logan Brown. Stay for the weekend and enjoy brunch at the Maranui Surf Life Saving Club. If craft beers are of interest, then the capital is the place to come.

Wellington cable carWellington's iconic cable car is a great way to get up to Kelburn at the top of the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Look over the city before meandering your way down to the The Lady Norwood Rose Garden.

Weta Cave of Weta Workshop is well worth seeing. I recommend the Window into Workshop tour.


By Brian Logan   Fri 20-Dec-2013 Leave a comment »

Hikitia Floating Crane

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Hikitia floating crane

I took this photo earlier this week. The concept of a floating crane seems odd to me, but the Hikitia obviously works.

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By Brian Logan   Sat 22-Nov-2008

Henry and Beaver in the window

Categories: Photography

Henry and Beaver 1Yesterday from my office I saw the following about some unknown called Henry.

It's been up there for a couple of weeks. It changed today. I guess Henry is not so exclusive now.

Henry and Beaver 2

By Brian Logan   Tue 13-May-2008

Letting off steam

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By Flickr   Sun 06-Apr-2008 Leave a comment »

Sunrise over Lower Hutt

Categories: Day to day, Photography

image on flickrWith daylight saving coming to a close I was up early enough to take these photos on Tuesday.

I don't like getting up in the dark but scenes like this are almost worth it.
Sunrise over Lower Hutt

By Flickr   Fri 28-Mar-2008 Leave a comment »