Autumn holidays! Day 3: Te Ika-a-Māui (Zealandia, Downtown, Otari-Wilton’s Bush, Mt. Vic)

Welcome to the North Island! Our first day in Wellington we spent mostly at Zealandia, had a walk through the Cuba Street District, drove to have a look from Mt Victoria and visited the Brooklyn wind turbine.

Karori lower dam water supply (former).
Karori lower dam water supply (former).

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Zealandia is a sanctuary for birds by the city, a real attraction for bird and nature lovers.
Zealandia is a sanctuary for birds by the city, a real attraction for bird and nature lovers.

 75% Familyphoto.
75% Familyphoto.
Can you spot the geckos?
Can you spot the geckos?
Here it is :)
Here it is :)
Upper dam.
Upper dam.
What did she spot?
What did she spot?
A Tui!
A Tui!
Kākā.
Kākā.
Tuatara.
Tuatara.
Cuba Street.
Cuba Street.
Open house at the Souvenirshop.
Open house at the Souvenirshop.
Fussgaengerzone.
Fussgaengerzone.
Beautiful yellow busses.
Beautiful yellow busses.
And colorful toilets.
And colorful toilets.
... and fountains.
… and fountains.
Lovely Welly.
Lovely Welly.
Verena the leaning streetkid.
Verena the leaning streetkid.
Graffittistreet.
Graffittistreet.
The dragon at the crossing.
The dragon at the crossing.
Big trees at the Otari-Wilton's Bush.
Big trees at the Otari-Wilton’s Bush.
The Wellington harbour from Mt Victoria.
The Wellington harbour from Mt Victoria.
The Familycannon.
The Familycannon.
Pouwhenua of Mt Victoria.
Pouwhenua of Mt Victoria.
More cannon.
More cannon.
And someone is always slipping off. Always the same someone ... :)
And someone is always slipping off. Always the same someone … :)
Inner city from above in setting sunlight.
Inner city from above in setting sunlight.
After dinner at Dragons.
After dinner at Dragons.
Digestive walk.
Digestive walk.
Funny lightpatterns
Funny lightpatterns
have always been fascinating me
have always been fascinating me
topped only by something mirrored in a lake (or the sea, in this case)
topped only by something mirrored in a lake (or the sea, in this case)