Just a short 3 and a half hour flight from Brisbane is New Zealand .
Today I flew into Wellington . Wellington, the capital of New Zealand sits near the North Island’s southern most point on the Cook Straight. It is a compact city , encompassing a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches and a working harbour .
As we were descending into Wellington, here are some of the magnificent views taken from my window .
I commented to a fellow passenger how stunning the views were and he told me that was The Sounds .
After a little investigation I learned that the Sounds are Marlborough Sounds which are a collection of ancient sunken river valleys filled with the waters from the Pacific Ocean . Today the Sounds are popular for kayaking and hiking , there are many tent camping sites , also walking tracks ranging from short trails of an hour or two to overnight hikes .
Tomorrow I will be exploring Wellington city.