New Zealand 2014 – Day 3

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.

Walked past Te Papa Museum
Solace of Wind Sculpture leaning into the harbor on the north-east side of Te Papa
Sail boats docking at the pier
Clyde Quay Wharf
Oriental Bay
Boat Cafe

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.

Spot the hubby
The barista area
My Big Breakfast
Hubby had the panini
I can never get enough of the coffee in New Zealand
Love this View, too bad for the gloomy weather

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.

This caught his attention for quite some time

After exploring the museum, we slowly walked back to our accommodation, passing by Manners Mall, Courtney place, etc. This really brings back fond memories.

Manners Mall

It was already close to nightfall and we were starving. So what is better than to have my two favorite food in a night!.

Burger Fuel – Must try try Kumara Fries and Burgers
Full of goodness

After refueling ourselves at Burger Fuel, we decided to pack some Chinese food back to our accommodation to rest.

Chow Mein Noodle Bar

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.

I miss this so much
Surprise from Hubby – Yes I Do!

Alright, gonna rest early as the next day we got to wake up early for our ferry to the South Islands of New Zealand.


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