Adventures in Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne, and Wellington, New Zealand, Part 4
2023 HAL World Cruise
Thursday to Sunday, February 2 to 5, 2023
Just to recap,
So, starting with Auckland and then Tauranga, we have written about the sightseeing, shopping, and dining we’ve experienced as we sail our way across New Zealand. By Gisborne, the shopping had dwindled. By Wellington, (which is a fantastic city and more thoroughly described in our 2019 visit) the sightseeing had morphed to vineyards and tasting rooms; the shopping centered exclusively on bottles of wine; and our libations were created and served by the most cordial proprietors of these vineyards. To say this was a fun day is an understatement. We were on a Viator Tour operated by Zozo Tours. Our driver, Simon, was most professional and we confidently and contentedly left the driving to him!!! Our job was to sip, savor, and select!!!
We did it well!!!
We are now on our way to Australia. We will enjoy a few days at sea before arriving at the first port-of-call, Sydney.
Sightseeing, shopping, and dining will be back in the forefront!!!