Wellington : the first years of European settlement, 1840-1850

by Gavin McLean

Paperback, 2000



Call number

993.6302 21



Auckland; Penguin, 2000. 96 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm.


Wellington is a great place for a holiday, whether for a weekend or two weeks. The city has energy, as the home of many of New Zealand's cultural institutions, and a wonderful location on high hills around a dramatic harbour. In this guide to Wellington and its immediate environment, Gavin McLean gives a potted history and describes walks and trips that can be taken by visitors, many by public transport. There are four inner-city walks (including the cable car and botanical gardens, parliament, Lambton Quay and party places), trips to local highlights (the waterfront, south coast drive, Matiu/Somes Island, eastern bays), and visits to museums, galleries and historic places, as well as natural reserves such as the Karori Sanctuary. It's all here for a great holiday.… (more)



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