First the views.
Auckland city tower from the Domain
View across Auckland Harbour to the bridge
Puntuate the shopping with some fine dining and a concert (Madeline Peroux) it added up to a splendid city break.
As always with shopping trips you rarely buy what you set out for but in Naomi's case I have to say she did enough shopping for both of us and more. She was on a roll from the moment we set of and didn't stop until her bag would no longer fit anything else in. Me, well in my usual restrained way I bought the first pair of shoes in the first shop I went in and then it was all down hill with nothing else really coming up to scratch. Not even the prospect of a new handbag amongst the myriad of choices.
Flying back to Wellington it still very much like home but I did get a better perspective on NZ's largest city. Trick now is to venture north on a regular basis to stock up on those items that you can't get in Wellington in either the volumes or with the convenience.