29th Nov 18 - Auckland
After around 22 hours on an airplane we arrived in Auckland at midnight. The following morning was bright and sunny and we hit the tourist ground running.
A ride up the Sky Tower (the highest building in the Southern Hemisphere). A trip on two 'Hop on Hop off' bus routes and a ferry trip to Devonport for a seafood lunch.
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with c1.1m inhabitants out of just over 4m in the whole of the country.
|Sky Tower - all 328 metres of it. You can Sky Jump from it. We didn't...
|Views from the top of the Sky Tower
|Auckland War Memorial Museum
|Holy Trinity Cathedral
|Wintergardens in Auckland Domain Park. Wonderful!
|Auckland Harbour Bridge built in 1959. In 1969 they widened the old bridge with additional carriageways on both sides made with steel from Japan. the locals call it the 'Nippon Clip-ons'
|The Sky Tower can be seen from everywhere in the City.
|Auckland is called 'The City of Sails' as sailing is so popular. As evidenced by the many marinas stacked with thousands of boats. This is the Westhaven Marina with moorings for 2000 boats.
|The old Ferry Building on Quay St. Built in 1912.
|Leaving on the Devonport ferry for a seafood lunch