Auckland New Zealand

A short time ago, Jayne and I went on a trip of a lifetime to New Zealand! I am a fan of “Lord Of The Rings” so I wanted to visit as many of the filming locations that I could. It has been a while since my last blog entry, so what better way to start back than with a new travel series! This entry will begin with a visit to Auckland.

We literally traveled some 11,000 miles from the United States. We flew from Hartford, CT, to Houston, TX. Then we flew non-stop 14 hours direct to Auckland. The largest city in North Island, New Zealand is Auckland . The city’s harbor features several large islands reachable only by ferry or other boats.


This is the Bean Rock Lighthouse.


One such island we passed on a ferry ride was Motuihe Island.


This is the Auckland Harbor Bridge.  It is very similiar to the famous bridge in Sidney, Australia .


What visit to the city would not be complete without a ride to the top of the Sky Tower  for some amazing views of the city!





Enjoy life!