It’s been six months since I returned from New Zealand. I can’t believe it has been that long.
I feel like Auckland is one of those cities that somehow flies under the radar. Is that even possible?
Auckland is the largest city in the country and a major center of international business. But, somehow it seems like a less well-known destination than other cities of its size and caliber.
I say that not to be negative, but more along the lines of a “you need to visit Auckland now” sense. It’s a truly magnificent city that oddly feels equal parts familiar, foreign and otherworldly. All in the best sense possible.
Since I am longing for a return visit to the City of Sails, here are a few pictures that will help me through the day. I hope they help you too — and maybe give you five reasons to visit soon.
Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is the owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.
…there’s a way. The Taieri George Railway (today Dunedin Railways) operates along the former Otago Central Railway. It departs from the historic Dunedin Railway station, the city’s fourth railroad station. It opened in 1906. Of course, throw in a flat white and the opportunity for railfanning, and we might as well call this paradise!