The total damage for Wellington?
That’s $470 spent over four days, plus $200 for concert tickets and $450 for accommodation, both paid for last month.
Whew! We spent a lot. For one, petrol was up to $2.10 a litre when we left, and we drove back not a moment too soon ($2.15 by the evening we got back to Auckland.) I swear, everytime I leave Auckland the drive gets longer. City sprawl! It felt like it took an hour from the CBD to the outskirts of the Bombays – on the motorway, with hardly any traffic. Then again, my perception of time isn’t the most reliable. (ETA: Just asked Google Maps, and the trip can apparently take anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour. BOOYAH).
So that was $240, rather than $200, on gas.
Then there was expensive chocolate, sushi lunch, groceries while we were down there, and some drinks and food while socialising. Yep, I definitely underestimated our food costs. Aside from that, all our entertainment was free, except for $12 for two return rides on the Wellington cable car.
TOTALLY WORTH IT.
For Rarotonga, I want to have an almost entirely cash budget (probably also a good idea as I imagine a lot of places on the island won’t take Eftpos). I have no idea how much we’ll want to spend over there, but that’s a post for later!