During the Summer months massive cruise ships visit Wellington’s harbour, docking at Aotea Quay.  They absolutely fizz with people keen to explore the city. Some take the walk into town, and some the shuttlebus or a taxi – everything is just a short walk away once you are in the city itself.

One of the most popular attractions is ‘Wellywood‘. OK, this isn’t just one place, but there is a lot of information here, including a downloadable Wellington Film Map with lots of locations.  The Roxy Cinema and Rivendell are two special places worth a trip (The Roxy features in a future Middle Earth Monday!)

These pictures were taken from busy Customhouse Quay that sweeps around Westpac Stadium. The huge cruise ships are so close you can see the individual cabins. The banner at the top of this page gives a great idea of how the cruise ships look from the air.

Maybe we will cruise one day!!

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Harvey Middle Earth Monday Correspondent

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  1. Nerissa's Life

    January 28, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Cruise ships come to Nova Scotia all the time but never to where we live. Good thing, too ’cause… you know… we’re nowhere near the water!

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  2. Thomas Archer @PuppyNumber7

    January 28, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Wow, must be amazing seeing those large ships parked so close! Love it when you show us around Wellington.


  3. Willy

    January 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    That’s one big boat. I would love to visit Middle Earth sometime. In the meantime I will visit through you. Thanks Harvey


    • Dash Kitten

      January 27, 2014 at 9:46 pm


      It’s a pleasure to share my home with friends and show them some of its sights 🙂



  4. meowmeowmans

    January 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Harvey!

    Whoa, those cruise ships are HUGE! It’s like a whole city coming to MIddle Earth, ins;t it? 🙂

    Big hugs!
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    • Dash Kitten

      January 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      It IS – it’s FULL of people. For a day Wellington is even fuller!


  5. Brian

    January 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    WeeeeeeeOoooooooo, that is one big boat! Angel Admiral must be around there somewhere.
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  6. Katie Isabella

    January 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    My human brothers have been to NZ several times. They loved it. Last time was your Winter and the one son who went that time, and the family he stayed with vacationed in the South Island.


  7. Katie Isabella

    January 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Love you sweetheart. You are a dear boy. xoxoxox


  8. Georgia and Julie

    January 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    That sounds cool 🙂
    Mom would totally go to see Middle Earth!
    Humans are weird ;/
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie
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  9. carma Poodale

    January 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

    wow I have never seen a cruise ship up close. That must have been amazing to see. Thanks for sharing
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