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- Our Valley
in the Orongorongo Valley, find a picnic spot and let the world fall away. Relax by a burbling stream or make it a multi-day adventure and bunk in a backcounty hut. Stay up late for a midnight listening mission. You may not be able to see Kiwi, but you might hear one of the over 120 wild birds that live in the Remutaka Forest Park.
Take a ferry across to Matiu Somes Island wildlife sanctuary in the middle of the harbour. Once a Maori Pa, quarantine station, a wartime prison and now home to tuatara, weta and little blue penguins.
Look at this cute little buddy! 🐧 We went to the beach yesterday evening and this Little Blue Penguin was waiting for his friends to return from their fishing trip 🐟 . . . #matiusomesisland #littlebluepenguin #wildlife #wellingtonnz #animallovers #nzwildlife #littlefriend #penguin #doc #matiu #bluepenguin #nzmustdo #nature #newzealand #workingholiday #kiwiwannabes
Try a days fising charter out to the depths of the Cook Strait or head up the Wainuiomata Coast for stunning scenery and surfcasting. The Hutt River is a great place to fish for trout, with excellent access right through the Hutt Valley. This really is a fabulous place to fish.
9am - Stroll along the Nga Taonga nature walk
11am - Spot a NZ fur seal at Turakirae Head or Baring Head
1pm - Picnic at Wainuiomata Summer Pool and open air waterslide through bush
4pm - Make a driftwood hut on Petone Beach after a gourmet ice-cream from Zany Zeus
6pm - Cool off under Wellington's tallest waterfall at Percy Scenic Reserve