Arrived down under at last

Trip Start Dec 21, 2010
Trip End Feb 09, 2011

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Rendevous Hotel, Auckland, NZ

Flag of New Zealand  , North Island,
Friday, December 31, 2010

After a flight that lasted almost 13 hours (12h55min), we arrived in Auckland, New Zealand.  They had a great information place at the airport that helped us get our bearings.  The air was moist and warm when we stepped outside at about 8:30AM.  We took a shuttle to our hotel and thankfully our room was ready when we arrived.  We dumped our luggage and then it was off to explore Auckland.  Our hotel is in a great location to downtown.  We wandered around and checked things out for the next 9 hours before realizing we were feeling tired.  It was a beautiful sunny day (mostly) outside and about 22C.  We took in the sights from the top deck of the Sky Tower which is similar to Toronto's CN tower but smaller.  There were people paying a lot of money to have a controlled jump off the tower.  Crazy--we didn't do this!  We aren't sure if we will make it to midnight to bring in the New Year.  Happy New Year!  Hope everyone is doing great at home.
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Diane and Marv on

Sounds like you are seeing lots and have nice weather. Happy New Year and have a great trip.

Mom and Tato on

Happy New Year - we have to wait awhile yet! Glad you arrived safely and are enjoying nice weather. Love to both

Cindy, Will and family on

Happy New Year

celine on

Happy New Year

Cindy on

We saw the fireworks already down in New Zealand- hope you made it to that time! If not, you surely needed the sleep!

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