New Zealand Day 2: North Island


Still rather jet lagged, we started our day with a coach excursion around Auckland. First port of call was the harbour, where we watched the fishermen. Then it was on to the suburb of Auckland called Mission Bay, a seaside resort. From there we drove to the top of Mount Eden, where we had spectacular views over the city. Mount Eden is one of the many extinct volcanoes around Auckland. Another was the Domain, a park with at its peak the War Memorial Museum, which we visited.

The afternoon was free so the intrepid four decided on a high-rise adventure to the top of the Sky Tower. There were fantastic views for miles around and we could also watch several brave souls dangling in front of the observation window before being dropped at breakneck speed towards the ground below.

After all this excitement we made for a quiet park, Albert Gardens, named after Queen Victoria’s consort.

Cara Pewhairangi and the Patea Maori Club – Haere Mai