Wellington Away 2019


#1

I’m going, should be a cracker and perhaps the last chance to do this trip.


#2

Which of the games? I’ll be making my 10th trip for the January game.


#3

Yup the January game.

I really wish we’d done a National Service there, got sick of waiting for it so me and a mate are going.


#4

Nice. If you need any tips I’ve have many.


#5

I’ll be there in Jan. Planning a few days in Napier as well this trip.


#6

I’m doing a hit and run mission to Blenheim for some wine before I hit Wellington.


#7

NZ can’t be considered for National Service. :wink:

Thinking about it, just a challenge to swing it past the missus as if the January game is to be done then it’s going to be a round trip via Melbourne for ROSPROD. That will in turn end hopes of another ACL trip next year.


#8

Mostly I’m looking for other things to do around Wellington, day trips etc. We’re there for four days I think.


#9

Zealandia is great if you like the nature stuff.

plus there are breweries, many breweries.


#10

If you’re into some of the movies they’ve worked on, Weta Workshop do a great tour.


#11

You could probably spend a whole day at Te Papa is you want some culture. If the weather is good head up to Mt Victoria lookout for amazing views or go a walk along Oriental Bay.


#12

Pass. Hobbits can eat a dick.

I think we’re going to try and do some hiking, definitely Te Papa and maybe go to some of the wineries/breweries etc.

Any recommendations for strip clubs will also be appreciated.


#13

Te Papa is good. The war museum up on the hill was also excellent last time I was there - Peter Jackson did it all like a movie set, so you walk through various times/locations. Not sure if that was a temporary thing or not though.

Can’t help you with strip clubs sorry.


#14

That’s Hybrid’s specialty :wink: I remember there being a couple at the top of Courtney Place but no idea of the quality.


#15

I’m sure we saw one of the players stumble out late one night?


#16

Surely not in the Arnie era?


#17

The players are usually out and about post-game somewhere near Courtney Place (Bangalore Polo Club or similar) though my last trip I think it was some other place on The Terrace.

RE: ahem gentleman’s establishments, I only recall the big one on Courtney, it’s got a mermaid theme / name which escapes me. I’ve shared a cracking anecdote about bumping into Disco & Jade North there before, but last two Welly trips I’ve taken birds with me so it’s been years. Quality way back then was hit & miss, not a patch on Kittens in South Melbourne where a (midweek) lap dance remains the best $50 you’ll ever spend.

Also, any night out on Courtney Place requires at least one round at the Welsh Dragon. It’s mandatory farken.


#18

To get into a slightly different and very funny view of the place, it’s good to look at Old Gormsby. Priceless viewing:

https://www.google.com/search?q=seven+periods+with+mr+gormsby+youtube&rlz=1C1GGRV_enAU751AU751&oq=Seven+Periods&aqs=chrome.2.0j69i57j0l4.5111j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


#19

Isn’t Gormsby set in Auckland?


#20

Good question! He does make a comment about South Auckland schoolgirls but the actual location of the school(s) is Wellington (from Wikipedia):
The program was filmed at two disused schools in the suburbs of [Lower Hutt] the first season at Wainuiomata Colleghttps:e[[3]] and the second at Petone College.