Friday, November 7, 2014
Cruise New Zealand 1st Port.
We arrived in Auckland our first port of call and decided to do our own thing at each port. We did the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of the city a great way to see most places of interest.
First stop was Takaparawhau (Bastion Point) where we found the memorial to a family member on my mothers branch of the family tree. Michael Joseph Savage, the first Australian Labor Prime minster of New Zealand.
Apparently a well liked member of parliament. Did not serve long due to ill health.
Did you know the Sky Tower:
Took two years, nine months to build and cost NZ $85 million to construct.
Weighs 21 million kilograms.
Has 1,267 stairs leading from base of the sky tower to sky deck.
Full day of actives were enjoyed.