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weekend trip from Wellington

Hi I will be living in Wellington for six months and looking for some good short weekend trips from there/near there to take with my teenaged kids. Thanks!

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1. Re: weekend trip from Wellington

Have a look at this post for some ideas:


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2. Re: weekend trip from Wellington

There's also the ski fields on Mt Ruapehu. 4 hours drive away, so if you leave on Friday and late on Sunday you can get 2 days of skiing in.

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In addition to the other thread, which has quite a strong emphasis on nature things, you could hire a bach (Kiwi for holiday rental) somewhere along the Kapiti Coast, a long sandy strip of coast about an hour or less from Wellington.

Whanganui (a.k.a. Wanganui) is another option (about three hours away) - a weekend wouldn't be long enough for a decent kayaking trip on the river, but you could do a jet boat or paddle steamer trip.

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You could probably make Napier for a long weekend; If you want to do some short hikes, there are the Tararuas, Oronorongas etc; bike trails to Cape Palliser and Red Rocks; Ferry over to Days Bay or out to Matiu/Soames Island; Short drives around the Miramar Peninsula, where you can climb up to the Massey or Ata Turk Memorials and enjoy the cafes at Scorching Bay, Shelley Bay etc.

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Thanks to all who shared! Got some great ideas!

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