The sun is shining and it is 20C (68F) - perfect weather for a long walk! Our sight-seeing begins with a walk to Cable Car Lane. At the kiosk William purchases our tickets for the 120 meter, 5 minute ride up to the top of the Cable Car. After we arrive we spend 20 minutes exploring the Cable Car Museum, seeing the old cable cars and the original winding gear used to haul them up the hillside.
Right outside of the museum is the path to the Wellington Botanical Gardens. The gardens were established in 1868 and covers 25 hectares. We begin strolling the downhill path through various vegetation toward the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and the Begonia House. When we arrive we take a 20 minute break for coffee and a decision. Do we continue walking downhill toward our hotel, or climb back up through the Botanical Gardens to the Cable Car? It is a pretty easy decision.
Our continued downhill walk takes us through Bolton Street Cemetery. There are memorial monuments to for the influential as well as common people who helped shape Wellington and New Zealand.
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Hi. I'm Anne. I wander around the world with William.
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