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New Zealand Adventure
7th Mar 2018
DAY 6 HK to NZ Auckland

Overnight flight leaving HK at 2130 and arriving 1330 local time next day (5 hours in front of HK time). We didn’t sleep so well on this trip but we caught up on our film viewing. I watched  “3 billboards outside Ebbing Missouri” and Bernard watched the comedic “Death of Stalin”.We had been warned about the strict environmental checks when entering NZ and I had removed coffee, spices,sauces, teabags that I had packed for the motor home. We sailed through passport control and the environment checks as there were not too many flights landing either - fastest checkin we have ever had at an International airport! Caught the Skybus immediately that stopped right outside our hotel. Hotel Scenic is not in the most tasteful area but is an Art Deco conservation building. Temperature was 24C so we changed back into lighter clothes.
Auckland is the capital of NZ and known as the City of Sails. Very similar to most large city centre areas. We walked down to the main Harbour, saw the Skylon Tower and stopped for a beer watching all the ferries. Both very jet lagged. Found the main harbour area buzzing with restaurants but felt we couldn’t do them justice so found a small restaurant for a snack. Came back to hotel and ready for bed! Have suite with separate sitting room and fully equipped kitchen. Pity we won’t have time to enjoy the amenities. Tackling more sightseeing tomorrow!

Next: Day 7 Fantastic Auckland museum(s) and flight to Christchurch
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