Category new zealand

[203/365] View from the Chifley Suites, Auckland, New Zealand

This was the view from our hotel in Auckland. Looks like something out of a futuristic Sci Fi flick. Advertisements

[197/365] Cloth Heart on Bench, Devonport, New Zealand

This is another from our walk through the suburb of Devonport, a short ferry ride from Auckland. This was the second bench we saw with these cloth hearts…

[191/365] Victoria Park Bus Stop, Auckland, New Zealand

It seems as if I saw my name everywhere in Auckland. There’s a Victoria Park Market that we went to to look for souvenirs. Here’s a photo of the bus stop right outside the market.

[190/365] View from Chifley Suites, Auckland, New Zealand

We were lucky to find a great deal on a hotel in Auckland. The room I was in was on the very top floor, and from the bed, views of downtown Auckland could be seen. It was a suite, with all kinds of amenities, even including a washer/dryer in the room! From the balcony, I […]

[189/365] Rangitoto Island, New Zealand

Rangitoto Island is about 30 minutes from downtown Auckland and is a recently formed volcanic island. By recently formed, I mean that it is between 600 and 700 years old. We were dropped off by the ferry to a seemingly deserted island where we hiked to the top of the mountain, passing lava fields and […]

[188/365] Top of Mount Victoria, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

At Devonport, we did a short hike up to the top of Mount Victoria. 360 degree views of the surrounding areas could be seen from up there. Across the water is Rangitoto Island, a volcano that we hiked to the top of the very next day. The weather in New Zealand was chilly and rainy, […]

[187/365] Quote, Travel Journal, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

This quote was found at the bottom of a travel journal I found at a bookstore in Devonport. I liked it.

[186/365] Heart on a Bench, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

A short ferry ride from downtown Auckland, New Zealand, brought us to the quaint suburb of Devonport. Using the self-guide map, I acted as a tour guide around the town. As we walked along the water, a number of the benches had these cloth hearts on it. I wonder what the story is behind it…