Sunday, September 25, 2016
On Wednesday morning we had more time than usual to get ready, then the typical routine followed, breakfast and packing our bags.
Firstly, we walked over to Te Papa and started our first tour. Group 2 started with the Powhiri tour and Group 1 participated in the Gallipoli tour. After morning tea, we swapped and continued our fabulous day.
After we had experienced both tours, we walked to the Museum of Wellington Sky and Sea.
Wellington day 3 part 2
Museum of Wellington
After a dazzling lunch we walked to the Museum of Wellington for our Wahine experience programme. The Museum of Wellington was different from the other museums because we learnt about the history of Wellington, but at the other museums we learnt about the history of New Zealand. We learnt a lot through interactive displays especially about the Wahine because the sinking of the ferry was such an important moment in New Zealand history.
We walked to Capital E and had a super delicious dinner which was Subway. It consisted of a 6 inch sub and a mouth watering, tongue tingling chocolate chip cookie what more could we have asked for .
Then it was time for a nice tall glass of milo and maybe a few biscuits and bed.
On the 23rd of September 2016 group 2 went to the Wellington City gallery to look an exhibit called Sister Corita's Summer Of Love. This exhibit features the bright artworks of Sister Corita Kent who in her spare time made beautifully made neon signs and pictures and they were used as peace signs
after group two had finished their Sister Corita's Summer Of Love tour they went on and did another tour called draw and tour where we went around an exhibit and were taught
Bags packed, (yes this was a mission) and brought to level 3 and 4 storage facilities for the day.
Beds stripped and washing put out. A very large pile of sheets and pillow slips were put in the basket by the lift!! Glad we weren't doing the washing today:)
Day packs where packed with lunch again and rain coats nearby if needed.
Our last official group photo in the dining room of the YHA before heading back outside to our regular Grp1 and Grp 2 lines. We headed outside of the YHA with our trusted buddies. We are finally getting the knack of doing this and walking only taking up our side of the footpath!
We're off, out the main doors turn left to the crossing then around the footpath of New World to the Wharf footpath. We headed off to the left towards Oriental Bay.
Once we arrived at the cafe they seated us upstairs on the top deck. Very nice view of the harbour and a private room. The staff where so nice to us and our breakfast came out almost as soon as we arrived. Thanks to The Boat Cafe for hosting us.
9.00am TIME FOR THE NEXT PART OF THE DAY......
A scrumptious brekkie in our bellies, it's time to head off on our familiar trek along the waterfront to Capital e. This pilgrimage has been a daily event for the past 4 days.
We drop off Group 1 for their final filming at Capital e. Tonight Line.
Our Lady of Victories presents: "TONIGHTLINE", in which a woman who cannot stop laughing, which is ruining her life; we chat with a man hoping to ditch modern life to go and live in a cave; and meet a verrrrrry strange Pastafarian... All this, plus a look at the weather and an update from down on the farm... Recorded live in the Capital E OnTV Studio, Wellington, 22 September 2016 by Group one and Group 2 Global Learners from Our Lady of Victories School.
Group 1 - First session at Capital 2.
Group 2 - Second session at Capital e.
Group 2 carried on from Capital e to Lampton Quay where they headed to Cable Car Lane for their ride up the Kelburn Track.
At the top of the Cable Car Station we headed through the Botanical Gardens to the Space Place. Carters Observatory is a great place to be when you are the only people there! OLV only today, not open to the public. Very cool!
Wellington Cable Car Carters Observatory - The Space Place
Troy the educator started the session by giving us a guided tour of the exhibition space. This was very interesting. We moved into groups and played a game gathering star stamps. The group with most stamps was able to choose the best seats in the Planetarium show which we saw after our tour.
We also saw a really cool video about our Galaxy then headed into the Planetarium for the Show and view of the Wellington night sky. Troy was a great tour guide.
After 2hours at The Space Place, Group 2 boarded the Cable Car and headed back down the Kelburn Track to Lampton Quay for our quick walk back to Capital e for a switch around. Group 2 for filming Tonightline and Group 1 heading back to the Cable Car for their turn up at Space Place.
After a great afternoon group 1 and group 2 both headed back to The YHA to move our bags out of storage to load the Mini Vans .... next destination ... The Wellington Zoo.
We loaded the vans (4 and a taxi) to head to the zoo. On arrival at The Zoo we unloaded our bags at our home for the night. The Archibald centre. A hall type facility which we would make our home for the night. Monkeys just next door.
Unloaded and ready to explore. We headed down the short walk to the entrance... good idea for an ice cream before we start our exploration. The zoo is open for another hour before it closes its doors to the public.
|Meet Sarah our Ranger for the night.|
Yes it looks like the wall is bending... but it is not. This is a panarama photo taken just before lights out. The lions were awake at 1.30am and had a good chat around 3.30am!! It was a long night for some!!
We were awake at approx 5.30am with the first movers.
We were up and had brekkie in bed at around 6.45am. We were then packed up and ready to go by 7.30am. Sarah our Ranger was back at 7.45am for our Before the Zoo opens tour.
We were lucky enough to be the only people at the Zoo at this time.
At 9.30am the Vans + Taxi were back to pick us up for our next stop. Wellington Airport.
Homeward Bound:) Across the tarmack ready to board our flight home. What a great trip!