With a quick flight over to Auckland, we landed just before lunchtime. One of us sped through customs whilst the other was turned away from the electronic machines and had to speak to an actual customs agent, no prizes for guessing that it was Craig that was held up! However, as a slight compensation for his time, he was actually stamped into New Zealand whilst Katy was not!
We then hopped on the Airbus into Auckland city centre where we were staying at Four Points by Sheraton. This had been booked months previously as a birthday treat for Craig and Katy had managed to keep it a secret! A secret right up until we had to fill out our address on the customs form on the plane! We dropped off our bags and grabbed a quick shower before wandering down to the harbour for a wander and a coffee however it quickly became apparent that any hopes of having a coffee were pretty futile this late on on a Sunday and instead, we settled for a drink at Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co. We then spent the evening back at the hotel watching the rugby and grabbing a quick bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant for dinner.