Sunrise over Bay of Islands as we sailed into the Bay, followed by a dolphin watch cruise
Arriving in Waitemata Harbour, Auckland at dawn, the beautiful colours lit up the skyscrapers of the city overlooking the water
Spoilt for choice with an outdoor swimming and spas, an indoor pool, again with spas and a glassed in solarium with numerous spas, and drinks and coffee available there was no reason to be stressed
I could only watch in astonishment, the skills it took to ride this man made simulator. The pressure wave sends 30,000 gallons of water up a gentle 40 foot long slope.
Taking a leisurely stroll along the winding paths that took us through the Botanic Gardens, a garden of national significance we found, native forests, conifers, plant collections and seasonal plant displays
The waterfalls were in abundance on both sides of the sheer cliffs of the three sounds, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound