Auckland Arrival


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March 1st 2016
Published: June 29th 2017
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We touched down in Auckland around 2pm local time (2 hours ahead of AEST). Delays aside, that was a breeze of a flight. Im not sure how many flights Ive been on but that was my first time on an A380. Smooth sailing all the way, roomy and just 3 hours duration. We grabbed our bags, found a skybus to the city and got our packs on for the first time. Oh so satisfying. After gathering our bearings from the busstop we had a short walk to our first accomodation at Barclay Suites where we would spend two nights

First stop. First honeymoon-themed success (presumably). I mean we didnt kick in the door and make honeymoon themed demands. We did humbly mention on our accomodation bookings that it might have been our honeymoon. Stop one check in. Welcome. Youve been upgraded.Lets hope this continues. What an upgrade. Level 20, right near the top of the building and what a view! A balcony with complete views of the Skytower, arguably THE landmark of Auckland. Could see it right from the couch and practically touch it from the balcony.We took an hour or two to enjoy the apartment before heading off to explore.

Starving, we headed down Queens Street towards the waterfront. We stopped off for an amazing dinner at Brew on Quay. Steaks, snapper and some very tasty brews had us in high spirits. We then wandered along the waters edge, around the harbour and the massive docked cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, down to the Viaduct. Here, by the water, among dozens of expensive yachts, you can find several enticing bars and restaraunts.We wandered about enjoying the sunset before winding our way back through the streets to the hotel. At night, our view is even more spectacular! Were looking forward to a casual, but full day around the city tomorrow.


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At brew on Quay, Auckland


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