On 2011-07-09 22:11:33 -0500, torpeau said:
We are planning to go on a 21 day cruise next March that starts in
Auckland. Auckland is the only place in NZ on the cruise and we're
having 2nd thoughts. Is Auckland a place to spend a couple days?
If NZ is such a beautiful place, it seems a shame to only visit one
city. The cruise ends in Sydney. I'm thinking a Vantage or Grand
Circle tour of NZ and Oz could be more worthwhile.
When I visited a few years ago, it was for the scenic driving, so I
generally avoided Auckland. However, one of my interests are volcanos,
and there are a number of them around Auckland. At the top of one,
iirc to the northeast, is an old WW2 coastal battery and a nice place
for a picnic.
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