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This delightful secluded valley north of Wellington via State Highway 1 is truly a hidden treasures. Many of the valley's ... More
This delightful secluded valley north of Wellington via State Highway 1 is truly a hidden treasures. Many of the valley's residents are craftsmen or gardeners and there are numerous places to stop and discover at your leisure. Moss Green Gardens, Burnard Gardens and Efil Doog Garden of Art are all gardens to enjoy, the latter as much for its remarkable sculptures as for its extensively planted grounds. If you have the children with you, Staglands Wildlife Reserve is a marvelous wildlife park with good picnic spots and plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
We have gone here about four times now. We always go to Staglands with the kids. There are many NZ native animals in the park, and it has a great cafe. Be prepared for a wild ride, though. The road is mountainous and very curvy and narrow. Sometimes you just pray that there will not be a car coming from behind yet another blind corner. The road is better from the Waikanae side. The Upper Hutt road is even narrower. It is a spectacular ride, though. Great views of the valleys, roadside waterfalls and blackberries growing on the side of the road (but take care not to fall of the hill when picking them:))
There is also a vegetable / fruit / eggs / jam stand with an honesty box.. very fresh and tasty!
The Zealandia is an ambitious 250 hectare project intended to restore and protect native flora and fauna within the city
environment. A ground breaking fence to deter predators has been especially designed and constructed and a weka breeding program ...
Early New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield was born in this elegant, inner city Victorian townhouse in 1888. She spent her
first five years in and around the local area, which would later provide the inspiration for many of her ...
This suburban bush clad valley is a sanctuary devoted to the preservation and protection of native flora. The gardens are
open daily year round and are especially popular with picnickers and families on the weekends. An extensive range of ...