A long way from anywhere, but it is a lovely spot (during the brief summers, rather than the long winters) to visit. Never any traffic, beautiful setting and the largest collection of historic buildings of any city in NZ. Here are a few of my favourite things about NZ’s largest city (a hundred years ago)…
A simply stunning slice of NZ landscape on the doorstep of the city, great views across the harbour, out to the famous albatross colony at the end. I particularly like the less traveled eastern side, along some particularly narrow country lanes passing epic beaches and coastline.
Both a place and a port that closely hugs the coastline. Just beyond it are some lovely bays, with half the experience just getting there from town, along walking tracks or by car racing the trains.
A beautiful piece of Edwardian architecture, probably the single most impressive building in the country. Can be difficult to photograph though as the best spot involves standing in the middle of a road junction, watch the lights!
The steepest residential street in the world, though difficult to capture in photographs quite how steep it is.
One of the highest spots in the city, great views out across the rolling hills and harbour.