Wellington, New Zealand
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Approximately 4 hours
Take this opportunity to explore the Wellington Harbour area with a drive all the way around to Pencarrow Station -- the harbor's easternmost point.
Follow the coastline through Petone where the first settlers landed in Wellington. You'll pass through many quiet bays to reach Pencarrow Lodge. This remote, isolated cottage originally housed a farm worker and was built during a period of local cattle rustling, to guard against cattle thieves. Nowadays it accommodates visitors. On a clear day, the view from this location, which stretches across the Cook Strait to the snow-capped Kaikoura Range on the South Island, is simply spectacular.
Pencarrow Station is one of the oldest sheep and cattle farms in the Wellington area -- it is set on 2,000 acres and is home to some hidden lakes, the oldest lighthouse in New Zealand, and many historical Maori sites. Hear the stories of the hidden shipwrecks that are dotted along the coastline and enjoy a morning or afternoon snack with your hosts.
Notes: Views are weather permitting. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer.