Auckland – Day 1

We arrived in Auckland on a brilliant summers days, light wind off the Harbor and the Kiwis were so excited to see us they threw a big Party!

Auckland 175 Anniversary Weekend

Just kidding we arrived during Auckland 175 Anniversary Celebrations. We headed down to Queens Wharf were the Battleship HMAS Otago was in port and the Navy band were in full swing. There were buskers and street performers and market stalls. There were people everywhere and everyone was having a great old time.

New Zealand

We were staying at the Sky City Grand Hotel and ventured up Sky City Tower (328m Tall)

They even finished off the day for us with a huge fireworks display, which we had the perfect vantage point from our hotel room.

So that was our first Day in NZ………..off to a great start. The People are so friendly, the city is so clean and they have such a pretty harbor. With all the celebrations still going on, we headed off to bed.

– Julz

Onto Day 2