I had zero expectations but the city and the people I came across were so lovely, as was the weather. Other than a bunch of documents, I took one spare dress and some underwear and toiletries with me! A really, really fuss free few days. I feel very blessed to have had the experience.
Here's a few photos, we only had a few spare hours which we used to go on a quick drive and a trip to Auckland museum which had some lovely art and artifacts, like the beautiful Tiki's that I've posted at the end.
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