Our Trip To #NewZealand & #Australia - Part 7!
Today was not as exciting as the last couple days. We started the day with a ride on the #FullersGreatSightsCruise to #HoleInTheRock . It was a three hour ride throughout the #BayOfIslands with history description of many of them. We finally got to the end of the islands, to where there was a giant rock, and I mean big, sticking out of the Pacific Ocean. It had a sixty foot high hole through it. We spent quite a bit of time circling the hole and even pulling the catamaran into it as far as possible. Although the ride was interesting, a lot of the commentary was not. Most of the islands looked much alike and the three hours of boat ride was too long.
From #Paihia , where we spent two nights and took the catamaran ride, we headed back to #Auckland on the bus, making two stops. First we stopped in #Whangarei for lunch. It appeared to be a nice place, but we only had 45 minutes and spent the time eating. Our next stop was #ParryKauriPark where there are two very old #KauriTrees ; one 600 years old and the other 800 years old.
From Parry Kauri Park, it was on to Auckland and the same hotel we stayed at our first night in New Zealand. We arrived about 5:30 pm, checked into the hotel, went to the cocktail lounge at 6:30 pm for free drinks, and on to dinner at 7:00 pm. From there it was back to our rooms for an early evening.
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