"Drive to Seatoun" Wellington Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kate-Me

Wellington Off The Beaten Path: 32 reviews and 43 photos


We read in the Lord of the Rings location guide book in a shop that Seatoun, a little suburb of Wellington just around the harbour, was a place where many of the actors and actresses hung out at a cafe called the Chocolate Fish during filming, and decided to take a drive to see if we could find it....
well, we found the town (what there was of it - only one or 2 shops and some houses) but we didn't find any cafe, though we backtracked a few times. Eventually we just found the beach, took a look, and drove back along the harbour again.
It was a nice drive, and on the way back we passed many interesting architectural examples of all different styles, of houses all set right back against the hillside, many with unbelievably steep driveways, and perched seemingly quite precariously.
This house particularly took my fancy. If you blow it up, you will see that on the front are stencils of birds and fish.

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  • Written Apr 24, 2004
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