Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I found it quite interesting how the majority of backpackers I encountered wanted to bad talk Auckland. With that said, it is just another big city, but I enjoyed the surrounding areas much more than I expected to. Auckland has a unique location, nestled between two harbours and encircled by fascinating volcanic fields; 50 to be exact. I loved how even in the middle of New Zealand’s largest city there was still plenty of interesting nature to discover with Mount Eden being the most impressive to me. At the top, this massively deep green crater stood before the Auckland city skyline. I have never seen anything like it before. Bunking up in one of the popular neighborhoods of Mount Eden proved to be a smart decision for me. I found it to be a convenient bus distance away from the city centre, and a nice homely escape from everything busy downtown.