3 weeks visiting Melissa,Luke and Charlie. First and last week in Auckland with week 2 staying in the Bay of Islands.
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  • Day22

    Leaving Day

    August 29, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today we leave Auckland, we enjoyed our time here but we are looking forward to be home for a few months so we can do a few things around Camperdown Castle which require attendance.

    The Wilson's will be back in Australia November so we are looking forward to more time with family.

  • Day21

    Sky Tower

    August 28, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today is going to be busy. Wriggle and Rhyme with Charlie at St Helliers, Lunch for my birthday and fathers day at Sky Tower and then Luke is flying a plane.

    We walked along the Bay for a little with Charlie before wriggle and rhyme. This wriggle and rhyme apparently was a bit lacking today. I did not mind it was more about being and watching Charlie. We then head into the CBD for a lovely lunch at Sky Tower. The day was finished with Luke doing a flight simulator into Auckland.Read more

  • Day20

    Gardening Day

    August 27, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Stay at home Day, as we have been to Auckland before and the reason for a trip was to be with Melissa, LUke and Charlie we have achieved this as today JOhn did some gardeing preparing for when they come back to Australia and I played with Charlie.

  • Day19

    It's my Birthday

    August 26, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Todays adventure was a trip to the Aquarium, it was so much better than I thought and really worth the visit. Especially as on your birthday it is free, bonus.

    The Aquarium opened in 1985 by New Zealand underwater adventurer Kelly Tarlton, we have thought about going a few times when visiting Melissa but as they will be leaving soon it was a gift for us for my birthday and fathers day.

    Melissa made a lovely chocolate cake for my birthday

    Sea life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium houses thousands of marine animals from hundreds of species, including sharks, penguins, turtles, stingrays, seahorses, fish, so many penguins and some we had never seen before.

    It is also home to the largest penguin colony in the Southern Hemisphere and is New Zealand's only turtle rescue centre!

    It was a great day.
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  • Day18

    Another day in Orakei

    August 25, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Again not much happening. Luke and Melissa are trying to sell their car before heading back to Australia, so John and Luke went to a place where you can try and sell your car , but alas not good. Melissa needed to do some shopping after our trip away so we went to McDonalds for coffee before hitting the grocery shopping.Read more

  • Day16

    Paralympics New Zealand Spirit of Gold

    August 23, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Before we went home we went via the CBD as it was the Paralympics New Zealand Spirit of Gold Mufti Day. They were celebrating one year to go until the start of the Paralympic Games with a cool new pop up Paralympic Games experience. We had a go at virtual reality blind football.

  • Day16

    Auckland here we come

    August 23, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Today we head back to Auckland, it was a lovely few days staying in the Bay of Islands and taking in the history of the Maori people. A shame we did not see the whales but a pod of dolphins still was a great treat.

    Auckland here we come.