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Travel Blogs from Auckland
We headed down to Kaikoura yesterday - the journey is about an hour and a half but very picturesque. Just outside of Kaikoura is a seal colony really close to the road which we stopped to watch - really quite funny and fascinating. We then headed into Kaikoura itself and after a quick Sandwich headed for the Whale watching station to find it had …
Boarding on our 6hr flight to Dubai. Can't decide weather I'm exited or nervous, been ill for 3 days and still ill so I'm very nervous actually but exited to get there eventually. Longest flight I have ever been on is the 4hr flight to lanzarotte so I think I'm gunna die in a 27hr flight altogether. Here we goo :) Landed in Dubai ...
... to go home as it seemed things would get messy for them. I went to McDonalds, got a NZ Lamb burger meal and utilized their internet for a while before going to bed at a reasonable hour.
My second day in Auckland, I went with 2 German guys from my room to an island outside the bay which was a volcano, formed only 600yrs ago. We walked up to the top of it, down the side, over lava fields to a ship wreck beach, and back ...
... of truffles and an espresso truffle log (yum). We met back at the coach and most of us opted to take the ferry back to Auckland. It was very windy and it will be interesting to hear what the audio is because of the wind.
We then went back to the hotel and ended up taking a couple of hour’s long nap. Richard kept checking messages to see if his friend Dereck from Gameknot had left one, but that was not the case. Dereck called about 1730 and said he would meet us ...
... that was our plan all along haha. So we spent too much time, but finally got a pay phone to work, and called him. Guess he hadn't gotten any of our texts. But he was ok with us heading up that night, which was really great - as we were only 2 hours away. Hehe
We found his house really easily, and stayed up till the early hours of the morning catching up with him and sharing stories. Had been just too long.
Other places to stay in Auckland
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotel
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $131
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $150
- Excellent Hotel
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $189
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $103
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotel$140 average
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $74
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $109
- 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 $183
147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $206
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location
40 Beach Road, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $99
85 - 89 Customs St W, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $350
- Good Location, poor room choice
- Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Great room
157 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $99
411 Queen Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $55
188 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $171
- Brandneu, etwas klein
- Totalmente nuevo y algo pequeño
- Very nice. Good ending to the trip
27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $159
150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Corner Wellesley & Albert Streets, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $65
20 Wyndham Street, City Central, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $69
100 Greys Ave, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $113
- Great Hotel!
- Had a great stay
- Great Find!
1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $181
2 White Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $90