When you live somewhere, you often take a lot of things for granted. I sometimes forget how privileged I am to be able to walk to work through the Botanic Gardens and part of Thorndon on my way to work. Thorndon is one of New Zealand’s oldest suburbs, and is home to Parliament, two cathedrals, Katherine Mansfield’s house and the Prime Minister’s residence. Along Tinakori Road you will find a collection of restaurants, antique shops, pubs and other businesses, such as a musical instrument shop and florist. There is a Christmas Fair here too every year. The street has featured in many blog posts in one way or another, but here is a quick overview of some of the things you can find.
The street is marked with quotes from famous New Zealanders who have had some connection to the area, and it is worth taking time to stop and read these as you walk up and down the street.
So should you ever happen to be in Wellington, then pop by this lovely little part of town, and enjoy a beer, a coffee or a cake before, or after, visiting the Botanic Gardens.
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