Saturday, August 10, 2013

Should we get the ferry or go up the Sky Tower? - A things I'm loving post!

Having grown up in Wellington and never been to Auckland before, I jumped at the chance to go up and visit, which handily coincided with getting to meet the lovely Simone! She was kind enough to let me stay with her and her family and was a pretty choice tour guide. 

Wellington airport
We went up to Mt Eden and checked out the views

The lovely Simoney and I - Mt Eden
View from Mt Eden
 We leisurely strolled across the waterfront, enjoying the sun, sights, gelato and each other's company!

Auckland waterfront
We ummed and ahhed about whether or not to go up the Sky Tower or catch a ferry to Devonport. That decision was conveniently made for us after we missed 3 different ferries! I braved the lifts and heights - not my strong points - and we went up the Sky Tower to check out the amazing views. They were worth it!

186 meters high - yikes! 

Keeping it together! Let's just say I was glad to be back on the ground! 
View from the Sky Deck at 220 meters high! 
View from the Sky Deck at 220 meters high! 
We had lots of laughs and fun and I feel so lucky to have been able to have met and stay with such an amazing person! 

Linking up with another amazing person, Meg!


  1. Looks like SUCH an awesome time - can't wait to hear about it!

  2. Gotta say it doesn't look very 'wintery'
    Looks like you got some good weather!
    I like that Gollum thing hanging form the ceiling! Pretty sick.