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Be sure to go to Kelly Tarlton's. It's well worth it to see the penguins and sea life. It is fantastic what they did with the old, sewage tanks.
We learned a lot about Auckland and we plan to come back when we have more time.
The tour guide was mediocre which downgraded this tour to three stars from four. Auckland is a big city with few "key" sites. There is a long bridge, parks, monuments...the usual things you see in a city of a milion plus people. The Space Needle could be seen from several places the bus stopped for photographs, but you need to go on your own to get the vista of the city it provides. The tour did not include Devonport, a neat little craftsy area across the bay that sits below the extinct volcano Mt. Victoria.
When booking the tour, I had arranged with the agent to be picked up at the Hilton as we were coming in on a early am flight and planned to have breakfast there. However, after we were not picked up at the allotted time, the Hilton front desk called the tour office for us and it seems that since we were not registered in the hotel our pickup was cancelled! Fortunately, there was enough time for us to take a taxi to the main office to catch the 9:30 tour which all in all was a good one.
nice bus tour, simple and straightforward. I was a bit bored though. just gardens and parks and flowers. but good photo ops.
The Highlight of the trip is Kelly Underwater aquarium,rest of the places like War memorial and Michael Joseph Memorial was Ok.
The driver left me at the War Museum very early leaving a visit to a town out of the itinerary.
very boring. wanted to see more places. not building after building