We arrived in Auckland on St Paddys day. Checked into the international YHA and then had a wander into town. We found a little pub called the london inn so I had a few guinness to celebrate Paddys day and Kate had a Cider and Raspberry.
The next day Jeff one of Kates relatives came to show us around Auckland. He took us up to Mount Eden which is one of many volcanoes in Auckland and gave us a good view of the city. We then drove along the coast to Pahi. The weather was pretty awful which was ashame but we got to see lion rock and the waves were pretty impressive. We got fish and chips and sat in the car in the rain to eat them. jeff then drove us back to his house and showed us his fantastic garden. There were all sorts of exotic plants. He then dropped us back to the hostel and we had a wander down to the harbour.
the following day we went up the Sky tower and the views over the whole of Auckland were fantastic. We then just had a bit of a wander and an early night ready for our journey to Pahia and the bay of islands.
Andy and Kate xxx