hmmm...so Auckland then...

Auckland Travel Blog

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The Sky Tower - fantastic navigational aid!
....is not 'all' that great as a 'city' in the traditional sense of the word. There's not much to the town centre or the business district and it kinda feels a bit soul-less.

But...

When you get to the suburbs and outlying districts you suddenly realise what Auckland is all about. Working hard and playing hard. People go to the city to work and then come out to drink beer and have a barbeque in the evenings with their friends in the sun before going to bed and getting up at 6am to go for a run, bike or swim along the miles and miles of beautiful beaches and waterfront that runs round the edges of the city or any of the fantastic green spaces and parks. It's actually quite breath-taking to take in. The quality of life for a person with a reasonable job is pretty incredible - clean, safe city, loads of different things to do, outdoor lifestyle and surf 40mins in one direction and snow 4 hours in the other - outstanding!

We saw seperate friends on both friday and saturday and they're all truly LOVING it here.

As for our itinerary we stayed at a fairly standard and WAY too hot backpackers in the centre of town, went to the viaduct and mission bay friday night and went out to Waihiki island on saturday. Pretty good fun but a couple of days is probably enough in Auckland as a traveller...but as a resident..man, can't think of many better places to live in the world!

Anyway, off to South Island sunday!
lowellequalls says:
Who'd you see in NZ? Just curious.
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008
michellepowell says:
Good review.
Posted on: Feb 03, 2008
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The Sky Tower - fantastic navigati…
The Sky Tower - fantastic navigat…
docking into the ferry port
docking into the ferry port
walking up queens st
walking up queens st
cant remember what this building …
can't remember what this building…
the red blob in the bottom is the …
the red blob in the bottom is the…
view from a coffee shop just up fr…
view from a coffee shop just up f…
cricket on a saturday afternoon - …
cricket on a saturday afternoon -…
another auckland resident activity…
another auckland resident activit…
...and playing on the beach...
...and playing on the beach...
...and more sailing!
...and more sailing!
had a great night with Emma and Ri…
had a great night with Emma and R…
chilled out day saturday with Doug…
chilled out day saturday with Dou…
lillies in the Auckland Botanical …
lillies in the Auckland Botanical…
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