Our first day in Auckland

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View from the Skycity tower
The first place we head for this morning is the nearby shopping mall / Britomart. I had to get a sim card for my mobile/cell phone. It would be the cheapest way to phone home. I got every thing set up and then sent a message to everyone that I wanted to get my temporary phone number. The words came up "message sent" and I suddenly went oh no, what have I done! It was 9.25 am. The problem was that most of the messages were sent to Adelaide, which was at that time 3 & 1/2 hours behind. OOOppps! The one that went to America was ok.  After that we started the walk to Skycity. It is definately uphill. Finally we got there and after a bit of a nosey we went up to the observation floor & looked at the views and saw a few people doing the sky jump.
View from the Skycity tower
That was funny as a lot of people did not know about the jumps and were looking out the windows as a body suddenly fell in front of them. The people let out an almighty scream, then realized what had happened. There were glass panels in the floor so that you could look down, a lot of people would not walk on those sections. The floor of the lift was glass so you could see the cables in the shaft. After that we went outside and decided to get on the free city loop bus. We did the full loop & then stayed on til we got back to where we decided we wanted to go. It was a good way to get an idea of what was around. We did a lot of walking today but we are going to arrange a hire car tommorrow as we have had enough of the city and just want to get out and about. We were going to hire a car for the 18th any way.
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View from the Skycity tower
View from the Skycity tower
View from the Skycity tower
View from the Skycity tower
View from the Skycity tower
View from the Skycity tower
Checking out the view
Checking out the view
looking down at the view
looking down at the view
The lift shaft
The lift shaft
View from our balcony
View from our balcony
view from our balcony
view from our balcony
view from our balcony 
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view from our balcony we were o…
Auckland
photo by: Fulla