[LCA2015-Chat] touristy things to do near auckland

Jethro Carr jethro.carr at jethrocarr.com
Wed Jan 7 17:56:56 EST 2015

On 7 January 2015 at 10:52:29, Mark Smith (mark.smith at emulex.com) wrote:
> Rangitoto Island is only a quick boat ride and is the area's newest volcano. Bring sturdy  
> shoes. It's connected via the tiniest spits of land to Motutapu Island. A little bit further  
> out is Waiheke Island. Lots of vineyards and opportunities for some fantastic eating.  
> There's even some bouldering on the east side if you're into that.

Recommend Rangitoto for a walking day trip, it’s very unique scenery and a chance for some great walks right by the CBD. I’ve taken a couple friends there now, and they’ve all enjoyed it. Photos and write up for those interested - http://www.jethrocarr.com/2012/03/01/rangitoto-island-adventures/

> Lots of other volcanos in the area too. If you're keen, get up one and look in. Some have  
> important cultural significance like One Tree Hill.
> Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is really cool especially if you like penguins, hint,  
> hint, hint.

Australian visitors whom have been to Melbourne Aquarium might be disappointed, it’s quite small compared to what Melbourne has to offer IMHO.


Jethro Carr

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