Yesterday, we arrived at Wellington around 10:30 pm NZ time. We were just too tired and slept in. Did not manage to take any photos of our accommodation. Today, we had our brunch at Parade Cafe, Oriental Bay. Unfortunately the weather was rather gloomy and heavy clouds covered the skies.
Sitting on a beautiful restored boat at the base of Oriental Bay, Boat Café is an excellent place to enjoy great coffee or tea and eat delicious food while soaking up the views of their unique atmosphere.
Known over the road as ‘Parade Cafe’ they relocated to the tugboat in 2010, re-branding to ‘Boat Cafe’ in early 2013. ‘Parade Cafe’ was one of my hangouts while i was a student in NZ. Glad that they only relocated and not closed down.
Name: Boat Cafe
Address: Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
We enjoyed the charisma of The Boat cafe and beautiful panoramic sea views from a real boat. The unique ambiance is worth the visit.
Next to avoid the gloomy weather, we decided to explore Te Papa Museum together. This is the first time i realized that my hubby actually loves Museums. He has such a curious mind and love learning more on the Maori Culture and origins of New Zealand. We spent quite a fair bit of time here.
After exploring the museum, we slowly walked back to our accommodation, passing by Manners Mall, Courtney place, etc. This really brings back fond memories.
It was already close to nightfall and we were starving. So what is better than to have my two favorite food in a night!.
After refueling ourselves at Burger Fuel, we decided to pack some Chinese food back to our accommodation to rest.
This used to be a place where i worked part time. Knowing that they opened a second branch at Courtney Place which was close to our accommodation, i just had to visit it. The Chinese food packed in the square box are rather popular with the locals.
Alright, gonna rest early as the next day we got to wake up early for our ferry to the South Islands of New Zealand.