August 11, 2012 was a highly anticipated day with the arrival of our daughter Heather and her husband Ethan to Wellington, New Zealand. Since security in New Zealand is not a big issue we were allowed to meet them as they departed from an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland. They were a little surprised that we were at the gate. They were here for a week and our adventures included all modes of transportation (except a bus). We traveled by planes, trains, automobiles and two boats (one small and one a ferry).
Our first stop was Mt. Victoria to see an overview of the city of Wellington. This view is the backside looking towards the airport.
As we walked down Ghuznee Street we saw the sign for the suburb of Brooklyn. Since this is their daughters name we had to take a picture.
We walked down Cuba Street and through a walkway between Town Hall and the Michael Fowler Building. It goes into a plaza and then across a walkway to the harbour.
This is the walkway which crosses Oriental Bay Road and connects with the bay. The fountain below was filled with soap and so it created bubbles for the children to play in. After this Heather and Ethan took a cable car up to the top of the hills of Wellington to the Botanical Gardens.