I'm finally going to have a holiday at the end of this week. I'm going to New Zealand, and I've heard only the nicest possible things.
For the most part, the trip is pretty carefree. It's meant to be a celebration for my 30th, although I'm fairly casual about it all - I've never been huge on birthday celebrations as an adult, even though I remember some great times with water pistols as a kid.
I'll be with my partner in Wellington for four days, one of which we've booked out to do a full Lord of the Rings tour. From memory that will include some location visits and a tour of the Weta Workshop, although I've not looked into it too deeply. I'm pretty happy to just discover it on the day; I'm also pretty happy to relax and get away from emails for a bit.
My partner also found a place serving incredibly elaborate cocktails, one of which I'm pretty sure was called The Best Espresso Martini Ever Made or something. It sounds like a fun way to end off a night, at least.
Have you been to New Zealand, or do you live in and around Wellington? Any advice on things to see or places to eat? And if you haven't been to New Zealand before, why not?