What a holiday, What a time, and What a wonderful place. New Zealand is my home country, and unfortunately for 3 years, I have been unable to return and see my family. Well last month, that all changed. I woke up on the 25th, full of excitement, knowing I would finally be getting to go back and see my family in the beautiful city of Wellington. We got to visit the Marlborough Sounds too. I’m already thinking about my next trip!
Anyway, back to the aviation side of things. We were booked for NZ270 on Saturday June 25, a direct service from Brisbane to Wellington. We arrived nice and early to the airport, and we checked in and headed down to the departures area. Our ride for the day was an A320NEO, ZK-NHE, an aircraft which was only made in October 2021 (brand new!). I had already selected my window seat, 15F, which was lovely.
Sitting on the apron at Brisbane’s international terminal
Soon enough we were in the air, and it was so stunning!! The views of Australia’s east coast as we made our way south, before turning east toward Wellington.
Passing by the Gold Coast
Unfortunately, for this flight, no food was given, apart from to those who paid. This was strange because the last time I went to New Zealand, they offered us countless snacks on the 50 minute hop from Auckland to Wellington. Nevertheless the crew were lovely, and so was the flight.
Pretty soon it began to get dark, letting me capture some nice sunset views as we approached NZ’s capital city.
Finally after around 3 and a half hours, we touched down in Wellington. We were greeted with the traditional welcome of a bumpy approach, followed by the thump of the landing (can’t blame the pilots, Wellington is very hard to land at). We parked up at the awesome international portion of the terminal, home to “the rock” (no not Dwayne, the terminal is called the rock due to its shape, colour and architectural design)
I loved my flight on Air New Zealand, but I loved my holiday there even more. I’m super excited for next year, when I get to do it all again!
Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you soon for my next trip report!!
Mā Te Wā - See you later