A long weekend in Auckland

Tuesday, 10, February, 2015 0 , , Permalink 0

If you live on the East Coast of Australia, going overseas for an indulgent and picturesque long weekend is not as impossible as it sounds. Just 3.5 hours of flying will get you to a destination that has views reminiscent of the Greek Islands, mountains and lakes as grand as Switzerland, vineyards to rival Tuscany and harbours as bustling as Venice. Next surprise? It’s all on the lesser-travelled North Island of New Zealand – Auckland. Now, frankly speaking, the actual city itself is nothing particularly special. But it’s a great place to kick-start a long weekend. Here is my sample itinerary and tips for a long weekend in Auckland:   Day 1 in Auckland (Friday) A day in Auckland is going to be plenty. After ...