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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 …
... started arriving... and arriving....and arriving.... then I needed extra chairs! The session went really well, everyone loved my stuff and hung around to ask more questions and things. Loved it. Day 2 was also better in that I chose better people to chat to which made the day more interesting.
Tom's travel agent (me) had resigned for 2 days and he was left to his own devices so spent 2 days wandering the streets ...
... a sad and comforting thought. I took out my book and started to read looking up occasionally to see the views. There were many of them. Coastal scenes looking out to islands with an underlined boarder of rocky coasts, more luscious green hills with pine forests, flat fields full of vineyards pruned and ready to produce their next fruit, gorse bushes splitting yellow dots over their coarse leaves, farmland with grazing cattle and rolling roads barely used by traffic. This was all in ...
... fell asleep in last hour of trip - I didn't sleep a wink - got in a few good movies though. 7pm at night here will head to hotel and snooze! Staying at park royal on beach road - got the biggest double-king sized super dooper bed and a king single - I bags the king ...
The first stop of our three flights back was Auckland. The flight from Christchurch was only an hour and a half which warmed us up for the next two flights which will be considerably longer. Once we disembarked the plane slightly later than we thought we rushed off to find the gate for our flight to Los Angeles.
It didn't help that my ticket wasn't registered correctly ...
Other places to stay in Auckland
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $131
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $138
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $100
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $138
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $112
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $122
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $80
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $108
- 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 $235
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location
40 Beach Road, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $119
85 - 89 Customs St W, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Good Location, poor room choice
- Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Great room
157 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $77
411 Queen Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $56
188 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Brandneu, etwas klein
- Totalmente nuevo y algo pequeño
- Very nice. Good ending to the trip
27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $78
150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Corner Wellesley & Albert Streets, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $59
20 Wyndham Street, City Central, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $57
100 Greys Ave, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $99
- Great Hotel!
- Had a great stay
- Great Find!
1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $177
2 White Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $84