City of Sails: Barbados to Auckland NZ

The plane broke through the rain clouds and you could see Auckland below… the rain was awful! My plane landed around 7am on the 21st May, but I had been flying since 7am on the 19th May. Needless to say I was exhausted!

I grabbed my backpack and hopped of the plane cleared immigration and hopped on the bus into town feeling a bit nervous, excited, and tired. I had no hostel in Auckland so I had to adventure around the city with my backpack which wasnt too heavy, I only packed a 36L pack for the 4 weeks I was travelling. My bus left at 5pm to Rotoura but all my plans for the day were pretty much scrapped since everything I had planned was outdoorsy.

Time to grab a coffee and replan my day…

I wandered around aimlessly for a bit after my coffee which was nice and then things started to open and the weather started to clear (Thank goodness). So I bought a ticket for a harbour cruise and hopped on the first one to make the most of the sun!

Sunny in Auckland Harbour

It was beautiful! The tour was fantastic and I felt like I saw so much of the Harbour and sights of Auckland. Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worst as we were leaving Rangitoto island and my pictures of Auckland Harbour Bridge are a little gloomy but all in all it was a great day.

Auckland Harbour Bridge looking gloomy

Auckland Harbour Bridge looking gloomy

I couldnt take the rain and the cold much longer, I was a bit unprepared for Auckland straight off the plane so I was glad to get on my bus and get to my hostel in Rotorua for a nice hot shower… I was so glad I booked my bus ticket in advance too, hello $1NZD bus fare from Naked Bus!




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