Day 1 – all about staying awake
7am — or is it 2pm yesterday? Either way, arrive on the other side of the world. It’s thrilling to see the dramatic coastline unfold as the plane banks over the rugged west coast beaches on its approach into Aukland.
First order of business, grab some local cash at the nearest ATM and check into your hotel. Do notlook at the comfortable, soft, inviting bed. Leave the hotel immediately and try to stay awake for the next 8 hours by climbing up Mount Eden; a grassy, volcanic crater with panoramic views of Aukland city and all points beyond.