TripAdvisor Reviews The Crescent Auckland
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... staying at the Bavaria B & B, and it's cute as can be. Since it was so early, (by now around 8:30am,.... We walked down to the little town close by, and had coffee and a Danish.
The town is FILLED with Japanese restaurants. I mean literally,....they're on every corner.
After we finally could check in,.....we dumped our bags, and took a bus to downtown Auckland.
It's a beautiful city. We were walking down the street when ...
... and the views over Auckland Harbour spectacular. We forget the time in this gorgeous place and end up running in case we miss the last ferry back. Not sure we're tough enough to spend the night out here.
Once back on the mainland and fortified with coffee and hot chocolate, we have a walk around the shops. We come across the duty free shop in the old custom's house. Aimed ...
... penguins. This was probably the highlight of our entire day. Seeing them interact with each other, waddle, and sometimes "lose their heads" made us giggle all morning long. They also had a shark exhibit, in which we had to search closely to find their one and only wobbegong shark, along with many other types of sharks, stingrays, fish, eels and jellyfish.
We took a return shuttle to the harbour and ...
Very uneventful really! Ross took me to the airport. At checkin I could laugh as basically the whole flight was queued up waiting and I had done it on line. I had to wait for one person ahead if me to do my bag drop! I was able to print boarding passes at home right through to London! (including Melbourne and ...
... has undoubtedly become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline.
While admiring an amazing view from the main observation deck we were provided with a few more interesting facts about the Sky Tower.
- Took 2 years and 9 months to build and cost NZD 85 million.
- Weighs a massive 21 million kilograms or the weight of approximately 6,000 elephants.
- Is 328 meters high or around 37 buses standing end to end.
- Is primarily constructed from ...