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Travel Blogs from Auckland
... and I decide to visit Australia
and New Zealand, it was obvious that I have to arrange a reunion with Mavis.
We are to meet at the Auckland Art Museum for a morning coffee. I’m hoping it will be a
little more than just a morning coffee. Mavis recognizes me right away as she has been reading my travel blogs for some time now (that I’m wearing by signature flat ...
... We didn’t mind; we were exhausted.
Day 3 – Road Trip
Liz had our breakfast ready promptly at 8 am because we wanted to get on the road as early as possible. The drive to Kauri Cliffs was going to be at least 6 hours. We said our goodbyes, gave our hugs and stuffed the car once again. Tyler took the first (and longest) leg of the trip and we headed north to the very tip of the North Island.
The roads were not at all like ...
... getting me into the queue for the ILS23 at NZAA, the vectoring added another 20 miles to the Flight with an very conservative 5 mile spacing between Airplanes. Taxied to Air Center One where Maree Organized Custom, Immigration & Quarantine for me. Paperwork forwarding did not happen and Customs had no notice of my arrival but they where nonetheless very Friendly and efficient to clear me into their Country. I will ...
... dive, apart from Lizzie who took the fall and the previous gone off egg smell badly and spent a few hours on all fours throwing up.
So the only thing to cheer Lizzie up was obviously to build a fort in our dorm, complete with mattresses on the floor, sheets for a ceiling and many many duvets. Everyone came into the fort and we watched anchorman, such a cosy night, ready for the 5.30 start the next day.
The next day was the Tongariro Crossing, possibly my favourite ...
... for us! Though we did get told one afternoon by a
tour guide that there are so many accidents involving tourists who
turn corners on the wrong side of the road, as with hardly any
traffic about, it's easy for them to forget which side they should be
on. He also told us that on the Milford Sound road there are around
400 cars a year coming off the road, which we found hard to believe
until, right on cue, we drove past a car with its front smashed ...
Other places to stay in Auckland
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $146
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196-200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location
40 Beach Road, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $113
85 - 89 Customs St W, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Good Location, poor room choice
- Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Great room
157 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $84
411 Queen Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $58
188 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Brandneu, etwas klein
- Totalmente nuevo y algo pequeño
- Very nice. Good ending to the trip
27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $94
150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Corner Wellesley & Albert Streets, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $65
20 Wyndham Street, City Central, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $58
100 Greys Ave, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- Great Hotel!
- Had a great stay
- Great Find!
1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
2 White Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $85