After my trip to Melbourne, Australia I took a plane to Auckland, New Zealand. This plane ride was 3 hrs and 30 min long and cost me $191. I stayed in a hotel called Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. This was a 5 star hotel that cost $162 per night. The hotel had a great location, being on the waterfront. It also had a really nice view of the city. The hotel was near many tourist attractions as well, like the Sky Tower and Victoria Park. This hotel had some really good amenities. This includes, a pool table, wireless internet, fitness facilities, a spa, restaurants and bars, and an indoor swimming pool. For the hotel rooms, they provided a pillow menu where you can request different types of pillows, a mini bar, balcony, and an iPod dock station. I thought the pillow menu was really interesting since I have never seen one before. The hotel was very modernized and had a home like feel.
The first attraction I visited in Auckland was Mount Eden. Mount Eden is Aukcland's largest volcano, standing at 196 m. The mountain looks very interesting since it has a spiral look to it. The top of Mount Eden had a 360 degree panoramic view of all of Auckland. It was really pretty seeing both the city life and the nature. The climb up to the top was really tiring, but the view made up for it.
When I was finished admiring the view from Mount Eden, I went to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. I visited this attraction to see the view from the bridge. This bridge is over 1000 m long. So it is huge. Besides admiring the view by just standing on the bridge, I also saw Auckland by climbing to the top and bungee jumping off of it. Bungee jumping has always been something I wanted to do, so I was more than glad to finally do it there in Auckland. It was so thrilling and so exciting! I was terrified for my life, but it was a great experience!