For those of you interested in our New Zealand trip we just took, I'm going to update my blog with information and pictures about our trip. In a nut shell, it was GREAT! We were gone a total of 15 nights and went to Auckland (north island), and then most of the south island. On our way home, we also stayed a few nights in Tahiti (but that's at the end of the blog).
The beginning: Auckland, New Zealand. We were there only one and a half days. But that was enough to see Auckland.
This is a good view of the sky line from the water -
This is taken from our balcony - it looks fake - but, it's real!
and we took it before the cruise ship came in to port.
The views atop Glen Eden Hill (360 degree views) Beautiful!
This is a Doggie Doo - you lift the lid (head) and dispose of the doo -
We went out on the America's Cup sailing boat:
This was a working boat - what we're doing is called grinding -
Our hotel is on the right - the Hilton Auckland Hotel -
When we checked in, they warned us that in the morning a cruise ship would be docked right outside our balcony so make sure to close your curtains. At 6am it pulled up and they weren't kidding - it was right next to our room and it was a massive ship, as you can see.
We enjoyed Auckland, but were looking really forward to our week in the
South Island with
Active New Zealand - the tour company that we will be spending
the next week with.