Auckland – City of Sails! – sits on a narrow isthmus between Manukau Harbor in the Tasman Sea and Waitemata Harbor in the Pacific Ocean. Views of the ocean are everywhere in this city of 1.6 million. Built on one of the world’s youngest volcano fields, Auckland is dotted with more than 50 volcanoes, each originating from a magma source 60 miles below the city.
Sky Tower in the first photo dominates the skyline, and at 1,100 feet tall, it is one of the tallest structures in the Southern Hemisphere. The next two photos are from Albert Park, which had a surprising number of people for a Monday afternoon. Then there are a few shots from around the downtown, including the Strand Arcade, one of the old, narrow, glass-ceilinged shopping centers that we like so much.
The last two photos are for fun…check out the boots! AND, consider whether you might want some possum fur clothing or throws! We’ll pass.