The Northern Explorer train trip & Wellington

Over the course of something like 11 hours, The Northern Explorer train took us through beautiful scenery from Auckland to Wellington.

Below are 11 photos from the train and 76 photos from Wellington (mostly taken in the botanic garden).

The Northern Explorer

Wellington Botanic Garden

The “cable car” (a steep train) took us from downtown to the botanic garden.

I really tried, but this flower *refused* to be photographed.

“If you would know strength and patience…”

Downtown Wellington

New Zealand Parliament (“The Beehive”)
Old New Zealand Parliament wing
New Zealand Parliamentary Library