Am I pleased to be in New Zealand! Once we'd picked up our car we set off for Newmarket, a suburb of Auckland, to find our motel. We managed to get slightly lost but as we could only get our satnav to speak in Japanese we had to resort to good old map reading to get us there! A lovely Japanese speaking lad (sense a theme here?) showed us to our unit, then we went for a walk into Newmarket. This is a typical suburban shopping area, complete with mini Westfield Mall. Needless to say, we didn't stay long! It's possible to pick up a bus opposite the motel which goes into downtown Auckland so we decided that we'd try it out tomorrow. At 8pm our "breakfast" arrived in plastic containers - cereal, milk, bread for toast & jam, marmalade & butter. Obviously this is a self-catering trip! Suddenly we were very tired so retired to our very comfy bed, looking forward to a day in Auckland.................