2018 – Part 45 – Flight report Air New Zealand Auckland to Brisbane

Boarding at the end of the international terminal required us to shuffle past other passengers as we were able to board with the frequent flyers and fellow business class passengers.  It felt like this was going to be a full flight.

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2018 – Part 43 – Hotel Review of Ibis Budget Auckland Airport

We needed a simple place to stay overnight near Auckland airport.  The closest was an Ibis Budget.  As we arrived late, it was a good thing that we selected a simple hotel for our night’s stay.

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2018 – Part 42 – Visiting Craters of the moon and Hobbiton

After a day spent in Napier, we returned to the road and had one scheduled stop before ending our day’s travel near Auckland airport ahead of our morning flight the following day.

However, we ended up stopping at a couple spots in Taupo that made the return drive unique and memorable.

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