Stopped to Smell the Roses

Stopped to Smell the Roses

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

During my over-extended stay in Wellington essentially hanging out trying to decide when and where I wanted my travels to take me next, Amy and I met a fun group of backpackers, and we made a name for ourselves in the short time we all had together. Our new friends included Andrew from Kentucky, Vincent from Paris, Andrew’s sister Sarah and Simba from Norway pictured left to right. One bright sun shining day, the six of us visited the Otari-Wilton’s Bush, a beauty of a park only 3km outside the city. It is the only botanic gardens in New Zealand that exclusively showcases native flora, and boasts a number of walking trails. I am normally not one for bush walks, I think that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, but the canopy walk was actually pretty cool. I probably enjoyed it so much because we had discovered such unsuspecting nature so close to the CBD. It is definitely worth an afternoon visit. Just don’t forget a BBQ like we did!

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