Botanic Garden versus Botanical Garden. I have no idea which term is more acceptable, but I did enjoy strolling through the Wellington Botanic Garden. Situated at the top of the Wellington Cable Car track is a horticultural wonderland spanning 25 hectares. Although there were several entrances into the Garden, using the Cable Car means we … More Botanic/Botanical, Potato/Patato
When strolling along a remote Wellington beach, I encountered the beautiful and unusual mollusc named paua. Pronounced similiarly to “power” (you can now reread the title of this post with the correct musical inflection), this sea creature is also known as abalone in some countries. Paua is a species of abalone that is unique to … More I’ve Got The Paua!
As I wrote previously, seals are everywhere! Here, there and Wellington. That’s right, Wellington. While it’s unlikely (but not impossible) to trip over one in the CBD, they are closer than first thought. All we did was jump into a four-wheel drive and a short time later – well-la-lington! I don’t usually have a four-wheel … More New Sealand, Part II
Just north of Wellington, in Porirua, you can free your inner monkey while challenging your physical and mental strength. Why, you ask? Is “because you can” a good enough answer? Adrenalin Forest describes itself as a “multi-level, aerial obstacle course”. I describe it as “hanging on wires from perilous heights while connected by two small … More Adrenalin Is Go!