New Zealand’s capital is a very cosmopolitan city with a beautiful harbor, dramatic hills and vibrant food scene. Great place to spend New Years.
A highlight of a visit to Auckland is the Museum that presents Maori culture, the houses, (marae) and art.
One of the great ways to get from Auckland to Wellington is to take the Northern Explorer train. The journey travels across the open country through the mountains of National Park, past Mount Ngauruhoe and along the Tasman Sea.
The beautiful high mountains rise from the tidal waters of Milford Sound that makes for an exciting sail west toward the Tasman Sea. We enjoyed the day with Kate and her family on the trip out from Te Anau.
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