Grateful that it was our last day in Auckland, we headed to the Sky tower in the hopes that it would redeem Auckland for us.
Unfortunately we got stuck in a big queue as a cruise from Australia had just arrived. However, after making friends with a family from the cruise, it worked out well as we both got vouchers which saved us a little bit of money. (Always good!)
The Sky tower lift had a see-through floor and windows so the entire way up you could see how high you were getting. I personally loved this, but David was not so keen - making me slightly worried for the skydive we had planned in Taupo!
Once we got up to the observation deck, we could finally start to see the appeal of Auckland. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and we spent a good few hours up there having tea and coffee and just relaxing.
The most entertaining part of the sky tower was watching the sky jumpers. There was a countdown in the building and then suddenly you'd just see this person fly past the window - absolutely brilliant! But we decided that psychologically, the fact you had to jump towards concrete was too much for us to handle. We even felt sick standing on the see-through platforms in the tower where you could see all the way to the ground!
Heading back to the hostel, we grabbed some supplies at the supermarket and went to my new favourite Mexican fast food restaurant for lunch (you could create your own tacos/burritos/nachos with whatever toppings you wanted).
The rest of the evening consisted of itinerary planning, packing, watching films and David having to go retrieve his passport from his Dad because it's the only form of ID Kiwis accept for alcohol (ridiculous).
We just about sorted our plans for the month, but we still aren't 100% sure how this kiwi experience bus works. I guess we'll have to figure it out on the way!