Plimmerton is a small town about 30 minutes by train or car up the coast from Wellington and it is where I had been staying while visiting Wellington. The hostel scene in Wellington itself is pretty apalling – poorly kept, expensive and most important to me – none had free parking. So I was relegated to the outskirts, but that wasn’t a bad thing at all. Plimmerton, and the hostel I stayed at, were fantastic.
5 and a half months on the South Island, and I was done. I departed from Picton on the Interislander ferry and enjoyed a much more pleasant day than when I crossed the Cook Strait last.
I forgot I took pictures of the pleasant lakeside campground. It was a nice spot.
And I didn’t spend the night in my car this time – I have a tent now!
Having visited the Northern-most area of New Zealand (Cape Reinga), the East Cape for the easternmost, I figured to finish up my North Island experience with the southernmost spot on this part of New Zealand. An area called Cape Palliser.
Wellington is the southern-most city of the North Island, and one of the major cities in New Zealand. It’s the political capital of the country, and it also claims to be the cultural capital. While I’m staying 50km north of the city in a sleepy little beachside town called Paraparaumu, I can’t miss out on the chance to go explore the capital a little bit.