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Bay Of Islands
The Bay of Islands lies in the Far North of the North Island. Although, it is quite a popular tourist destination once you reach there, you will know why it is on the top of my list on things to visit here. This place is an invitation to the Natural bounty of New Zealand. The highlight of this place? Swimming with the Dolphins! You can take the lovely NZ Dolphin tour or take a dip into the waters yourself. Other water activities such as fishing and sailing can also be done. If you aren’t a water person, you can hike along the amazing landscape as you take in the fresh sea breeze and admire the sparkling blue waters. You can head to the small, yet chirpy town of Paihia afterwards and grab a nice meal.
Weekend Getaways from Paihia
190 Kms from Paihia
I had my flight from Bangalore to Auckland via Kuala Lumpur. On arriving at Auckland, I was welcomed by Auckland's sunny and fantastic weather (21 degrees Celsius) which is quite rare. I hopped on a shuttle bus that took me straight to my Airbnb - The Trafalgar House. This is a beautifully restored 130-year-old mansion run by extremely kind and sweet hosts Kathy and David. Located in the quiet neighbourhood of Onehunga, the bus stop is just 2-mins away from the property where you get frequent buses to the City Centre.I spent 2 nights in Auckland. If you want to explore the city, you must head to the city centre and get a feel of the busy city life. Auckland's sky observation tower provides a great view of the city from a height of 220m. There are some cool and "expensive" bars and restaurants around. Cornwall Park is one of the must visit places when in Auckland. It is a refuge for bikers, runners, picnickers and travellers. It is home to a wide variety of vegetation and has a working farm inside the park. The hike to One-tree Hill is rewarding with its picturesque view from the summit.