Kia Ora City of Sails
10.02.2012 - 12.02.2012 25 °C
Made a reluctant and rapid good bye to Rarotonga on Friday night.
We were planning to leave the next night, but after an evening on the town the hotel reception reminded us at 11pm that our flight was at 01.30 that night. Confusing stuff this crossing the dateline. Our expected 7 night stay was actually 6.5 nights; note to self, you can pack in 25 minutes if you need to!
So left at 01.30 on Saturday and arrived in Auckland at 05.00 on Sunday after just a 4 hour flight (dateline again). Luckily the hotel gave us a room straight away. Did the waterfront, downtown and ferry to Devenport village on the North Shore today. City has a friendly feel and good atmosphere, but compared to Sydey lacks a bit of spectacle, especially under grey skies.
More exploration to come tomorrow.