Wellington New Zealand

Four and a half hours after leaving Rotorua we finally arrived in Wellington.

Once we arrived in Wellington we didn’t have a clue where to find our hotel so we stopped at a local gas station to get some directions. Both girls that I asked in the gas station seemed a little hesitant and didn’t really know of the street I was looking for, so I was pretty much on my own. I hopped back in the car and started to drive in the general direction in which I thought it was but we ended up on the highway leading out of town. Once again, I pulled into another gas station in town and got some directions from a guy this time. He knew what I was talking about and gave me some clear directions to the hotel. It ended up being about 3 or 4 streets from the original gas station that I stopped at, so I’m not sure what those girls were on.

Driving along the highway into Wellington

Driving along the highway into Wellington

After checking into our hotel, which was kind of a run down place, I was anxious to book our hotel for the next day, so I brought my laptop down to the bar area and connected via a wireless hot spot. After messing around for an hour or two I finally got fed up and decided to do things the old fashioned way, I got a list of hotels and motels in Blenheim and started dialing them on the phone. Two or three phone calls later I had our motel room booked in the town of Blenheim for the next day. Lisa and I were exhausted at this point and went straight to bed.

Day 5

We awoke around 6:00 A.M. to catch the InterIslander Ferry crossing at 8:30, taking us from the north island down to the south island. It was a 5 minute drive from our hotel and thankfully we didn’t get lost again. We arrived a little after 7:00 and had to wait until 7:30 before boarding the ferry.

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