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Location: Auckland

Day 1 - 8 Oct 2019

Auckland International Airport

Auckland, Auckland International Airport
Auckland, Auckland International Airport
Auckland, Auckland International Airport
Auckland, Auckland International Airport
Auckland, Auckland International Airport
Auckland, Auckland International Airport
Auckland, Auckland International Airport
Auckland, Auckland International Airport

Content: We took a 12 hours 55min Air New zealand flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, the Auckland airport terminal was not clean & queuing time is a bit of issue, the airport is located far from city but there are several public transport available

Auckland Harbour suites

Auckland, Auckland Harbour suites
Auckland, Auckland Harbour suites
Auckland, Auckland Harbour suites
Auckland, Auckland Harbour suites
Auckland, Auckland Harbour suites

Content: We checked-in to a hotel which was 45min drive from airport, It was a good location with amazing habour & city view, the guest had free wi-fi and fitness centre access

Sky Tower

Auckland, Sky Tower
Auckland, Sky Tower
Auckland, Sky Tower

Content: The Sky Tower is a telecommunication and observation tower located at corner of Victoria and federal streets and it is 27th tallest tower in the world which makes it an iconic landmark in Auckland due to its height and unique design

Auckland Night Market

Auckland, Auckland Night Market
Auckland, Auckland Night Market
Auckland, Auckland Night Market
Auckland, Auckland Night Market
Auckland, Auckland Night Market
Auckland, Auckland Night Market
Auckland, Auckland Night Market

Content: The markets are free, there is plenty of food, fashion, toys and lots of interesting sights, The kids can experience food from other cultures, hear live music and watch performances. Buskers, magicians and dance troupes provide additional entertainment at some events which takes about 2hrs to explore the events. Primarily It is the place where you can satisfy your Taste buds.

Location: Auckland

Day 2 - 9 Oct 2019

Eden Espresso Bar

Auckland, Eden Espresso Bar
Auckland, Eden Espresso Bar
Auckland, Eden Espresso Bar
Auckland, Eden Espresso Bar

Content: The cafe is located near hotel & has some amazing mural done by local artist, They have friendly staff and best coffee especially Latte

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Content: It was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton, the aquarium used a new form of acrylic shaping, which allowed curved tunnels rather than viewing areas with flat panels only, as in previous aquariums. The project is also one of the first to use conveyor belts to slowly move people through the viewing areas, This is an amazing place

Auckland war memorial museum

Auckland, Auckland war memorial museum
Auckland, Auckland war memorial museum
Auckland, Auckland war memorial museum
Auckland, Auckland war memorial museum
Auckland, Auckland war memorial museum
Auckland, Auckland war memorial museum
Auckland, Auckland war memorial museum

Content: Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history, natural history, and military history. The museum is also one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the neo-classicist style. A range of galleries from maori & pacific cultures to amazing living creatures

Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery

Content: Auckland Art Gallery, is the principal public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand, It evokes a sense of the pinnacle of minimalism as a lover of modern architecture and design

Waitemata Harbour

Auckland, Waitemata  Harbour
Auckland, Waitemata  Harbour
Auckland, Waitemata  Harbour
Auckland, Waitemata  Harbour
Auckland, Waitemata  Harbour
Auckland, Waitemata  Harbour

Content: The view along the waterfront is quite spectacular with the inonic buildings in the background. It is a fascinating place to visit, so full of different activities going on.

Baduzzi

Auckland, Baduzzi
Auckland, Baduzzi
Auckland, Baduzzi
Auckland, Baduzzi
Auckland, Baduzzi
Auckland, Baduzzi

Content: Baduzzi is a good family restaurant with reasonable price and good attentive staff

Location: Auckland

Day 3 - 10 Oct 2019

waipoua forest

Auckland, waipoua forest
Auckland, waipoua forest
Auckland, waipoua forest
Auckland, waipoua forest
Auckland, waipoua forest
Auckland, waipoua forest
Auckland, waipoua forest
Auckland, waipoua forest

Content: We took a 3hr 30min uber to reach waipoua forest. the largest remaining tract of native forest in Northland, Waipoua is an ancient green world of towering trees and rare birds. The highway through the forest is memorable for the natural gateways created by huge kauri trees and the fringing of colourful ferns along the road's edge.

Location: Waipoua forest

Day 3 - 10 Oct 2019

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga

Waipoua forest, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga
Waipoua forest, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga
Waipoua forest, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga
Waipoua forest, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga
Waipoua forest, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga
Waipoua forest, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga

Content: The location is fantastic. Our room looked out onto the water. Very clean. Very good value out of season. Excellent restaurant if a little pricey!

Location: Hokianga harbour

Day 3 - 10 Oct 2019

Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve

Hokianga harbour, Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve
Hokianga harbour, Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve
Hokianga harbour, Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve

Content: This reserve offers magnificent views over the harbour and along the wild west coast. A short walk leads to the site of an old signal station built to assist ships making the treacherous passage into the Hokianga.

Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve

Hokianga harbour, Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve
Hokianga harbour, Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve
Hokianga harbour, Arai-te-uru Recreation Reserve

Content: this reserve offers magnificent views over the harbour and along the wild west coast. A short walk leads to the site of an old signal station built to assist ships making the treacherous passage into the Hokianga.

Boatshed Cafe

Hokianga harbour, Boatshed Cafe
Hokianga harbour, Boatshed Cafe
Hokianga harbour, Boatshed Cafe
Hokianga harbour, Boatshed Cafe

Content: Nice cool funky restaurant with Delicious fish pie. Friendly staff. Right on the beautiful Hokianga Harbour.

Location: Hokianga harbour

Day 4 - 11 Oct 2019

Puketi forest

Hokianga harbour, Puketi forest
Hokianga harbour, Puketi forest
Hokianga harbour, Puketi forest

Content: Checked out from hotel and travelled for 1hr 30min to puketi forest

Location: Puketi forest

Day 4 - 11 Oct 2019

Kauri walk

Puketi forest, Kauri walk
Puketi forest, Kauri walk
Puketi forest, Kauri walk

Content: A bit of a gem calling in here. It's a forest indeed and very nice place to see the massive Kauri trees

The Waterfront Suites, Paihia

Puketi forest, The Waterfront Suites, Paihia
Puketi forest, The Waterfront Suites, Paihia
Puketi forest, The Waterfront Suites, Paihia

Content: We took a 50min drive to paihia and checked-in to hotel with Warm suites & a penthouse featuring scenic views of Bay of Islands, a heated lap pool & a BBQ area

Location: Paihia

Day 4 - 11 Oct 2019

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

 Paihia,  Waitangi Treaty Grounds
 Paihia,  Waitangi Treaty Grounds
 Paihia,  Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Content: Enjoy an inspiring and interactive full day experience through Waitangi’s two contemporary museums, powerful Māori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, informative guided tours, engaging visitor centre, lush native forest and gardens, inspiring art gallery and carving studio, traditional Māori waka (canoe) and hāngi, tranquil café and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

Charlotte's Kitchen

 Paihia,  Charlotte's Kitchen
 Paihia,  Charlotte's Kitchen

Content: A theme that continues throughout your dining experience. Then you've got the most stunning if views with outstanding Seafood, vegetarian, and dessert, paired with fantastic wines and beers.

Location: Paihia

Day 5 - 12 Oct 2019

Ruapekapeka Pa

 Paihia, Ruapekapeka Pa
 Paihia, Ruapekapeka Pa
 Paihia, Ruapekapeka Pa

Content: Checked out from hotel and travelled 50min for ruapekapeka pa

Location: Ruapekapeka Pa

Day 5 - 12 Oct 2019

Ruapekapeka Pa track

Ruapekapeka Pa, Ruapekapeka Pa track
Ruapekapeka Pa, Ruapekapeka Pa track
Ruapekapeka Pa, Ruapekapeka Pa track

Content: A beautiful place for tracking through caves

Poor Knights ISLANDS

Ruapekapeka Pa, Poor Knights ISLANDS
Ruapekapeka Pa, Poor Knights ISLANDS

Content: We leaved ruapekapeka pa and reached poor knights island by hiking

Location: Poor Knights ISLANDS

Day 5 - 12 Oct 2019

Poor Knights ISLANDS

Poor Knights ISLANDS, Poor Knights ISLANDS
Poor Knights ISLANDS, Poor Knights ISLANDS
Poor Knights ISLANDS, Poor Knights ISLANDS

Content: Cruise poor knight islands Beneath the waves at the Poor Knights Islands, an ocean of diving has been compressed into a relatively small area. From turbulent sunlit waters and kelp forests on the upper reaches of the tumbling ‘giant staircase’, to the dark waters of the islands' many caves, the Poor Knights offer an extraordinary variety of underwater experiences.

Location: Poor Knights ISLANDS

Day 6 - 13 Oct 2019

Waipu

Poor Knights ISLANDS, Waipu
Poor Knights ISLANDS, Waipu
Poor Knights ISLANDS, Waipu

Content: We travelled to waipu, the village where the scotish heritage is preserved by costal road for 3hr

Location: Waipu

Day 6 - 13 Oct 2019

Mangawahi

Waipu, Mangawahi
Waipu, Mangawahi
Waipu, Mangawahi

Content: After exploring scotish heritage we headed towards mangawahi. The walk which offers a way from huge shady trees which meets beach

Location: Mangawahi

Day 6 - 13 Oct 2019

Gringas restaurant

Mangawahi, Gringas restaurant
Mangawahi, Gringas restaurant

Content: We visited a Mexican restaurant where we can enjoy lunch in a open place on a picnic table where we ordered veggie burrito and tortilla chips which was awesome and staff was friendly too

Auckland

Mangawahi, Auckland
Mangawahi, Auckland
Mangawahi, Auckland

Content: We continued our journey heading towards Auckland city

Location: Auckland

Day 6 - 13 Oct 2019

The nunnery,Te aroha

Auckland, The nunnery,Te aroha
Auckland, The nunnery,Te aroha

Content: Te Aroha is the location of the Mokena Hou Geyser, the only natural soda water geyser in the world where we Checked –in to a hotel and took a rest

Location: Te aroha

Day 7 - 14 Oct 2019

Wairere waterfalls

Te aroha, Wairere waterfalls
Te aroha, Wairere waterfalls
Te aroha, Wairere waterfalls

Content: We took a taxi and travelled to wairere waterfalls which was 30min drive from our stay

Wairere Waterfalls

Te aroha, Wairere Waterfalls
Te aroha, Wairere Waterfalls
Te aroha, Wairere Waterfalls

Content: We took a 2hr walk, It's a nice easy walk along a well maintained track through native bush. The walk to the viewing platform is 153m is a bit strenuous needs walking shoes and not for faint hearted.

Rotorua

Te aroha, Rotorua
Te aroha, Rotorua
Te aroha, Rotorua

Content: We took a 1hr drive to Rotorua which is the heart of the North Island

Location: Rotorua

Day 7 - 14 Oct 2019

Best Western Braeside Rotorua

Rotorua, Best Western Braeside Rotorua

Content: Checked-in to a room, The rooms aren't gorgeous but very functional and spacious.

Whakarewarewa forest

Rotorua, Whakarewarewa forest
Rotorua, Whakarewarewa forest
Rotorua, Whakarewarewa forest

Content: We started cycling towards whakarewarewa forest which is also known as redwood forest wellknown for tracking and cycling experience, woodern lalterns are also suspended on large trees which are lighted up at night

Te puia

Rotorua, Te puia
Rotorua, Te puia
Rotorua, Te puia

Content: Te Puia is the best mix of Geothermal Wonder, Maori culture and Kiwi bird viewing & natural springs where locals take bath believing it has healing properties

Te Arawa

Rotorua, Te Arawa
Rotorua, Te Arawa

Content: Enjoy cultural performance by te arawa people and eat hangi food which is cooked in a wrap which is buried in soil and hot stones are kept on it due to which steam food gets ready

Location: Rotorua

Day 8 - 15 Oct 2019

Huka Falls

Rotorua, Huka Falls
Rotorua, Huka Falls
Rotorua, Huka Falls

Content: Checked out and headed towards Newzealand’s longest river Waikato and enjoy the beauty of Huka falls and some hot natural springs around

Turangi

Rotorua, Turangi
Rotorua, Turangi

Content: By following the shores of lake Taupo by a 1hr drive we will reach Turangi which is well known for its Trout fishing

Location: Turangi

Day 8 - 15 Oct 2019

Tongariro national park

Turangi, Tongariro  national park
Turangi, Tongariro  national park
Turangi, Tongariro  national park

Content: By heading towards south of turangi with a drive of 45min we reached tongariro national park which is known as fifth oldest national park in world where we started tracking through volcanoes and hot water springs. Need experience to walk here due to uneven terran

Banks of tongariro river

Turangi, Banks of tongariro river
Turangi, Banks of tongariro river
Turangi, Banks of tongariro river

Content: We had food & stayed on the banks of tongariro river gazing stars and natures beauty

Location: Turangi

Day 9 - 16 Oct 2019

Waitomo caves

Turangi, Waitomo caves
Turangi, Waitomo caves
Turangi, Waitomo caves

Content: We started our journey towards waitomo caves taking a walk through ruakuri caves keening down to explore more geological significance of the area after which we floated in rubber tube with suit, helmet and light onn after a certain distance we turned our lights off to see mermerizing view of glowworms which live on the ceiling of the caves, the attraction is interesting and worth a visit. While the caves are beautiful to walk through, the star attraction is the glowworms.

Waitomo caves

Turangi, Waitomo caves
Turangi, Waitomo caves
Turangi, Waitomo caves

Content: We had a stop in caves where we had our packed lunch and headed further towards the adventure

Location: Turangi

Day 10 - 17 Oct 2019

Auckland International Airport

Turangi, Auckland International Airport
Turangi, Auckland International Airport
Turangi, Auckland International Airport

Content: We left for Auckland Airport from there we took a 44hr Air Newzealand flight from Auckland Airport to Los Angeles Airport the flight was comfortable and staff was very helpful.