Next morning I depart Eagle's Nest by road for Auckland with my driver John and his wife. John is another wealth of information, part Maori part Scot he has an interesting take on things and the long drive to Auckland passes quickly.
One thing that New Zealanders love are pies! There are pie shops all over the place, much like hot dog stands in other parts of the world. So lunch today involves a stop at a pie … https://travelmagellan.com/index.php/new-zealand/catch-and-pies/
As the departure date drew nearer I questioned my wisdom of deciding to fly right through and not spend a night in a comfortable bed somewhere along the way. Now that I am here I am happy that I did so.
I am now sitting in the sun and enjoy my breakfast at the Sofitel whilst admiring the rather splendid array of boats moored in the marina in front. It was worth it! It was so wo… https://travelmagellan.com/index.php/new-zealand/start-grand-tour-and-good-morning-auckland/