Day 1

mapOur early morning arrival meant that the hotel was not going to be ready for us until late afternoon. The bus tour of Auckland took us around the harbour area to the Mission Bay area for a treat(at far right of map). From there we were taken to the top of Mt. Eden for an orientation to the city and harbour. Since it was a beautiful day the view was spectacular. We arrived at the hotel in time for a shower and then off to a great dinner in a private home.

Day 2

This day was on our own and we were off to visit an island called Tiritiri Matangi which is a bird sanctuary. We arrived back in time for our final supper at the Ferry Building. The next day was spent packing, getting in a short tour of the harbour and borading our plane in the rain for Los Angeles, Ca.