I had every intention to do the Sky Walk next, which would have had me walking on an exterior ledge 632 feet in the air. I saw the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus and bought that instead. Chickened out.
My first stop was the ferry which I boarded and went to Davenport. I had a lovely lamb wrap for lunch (lamb is huge here), walked along the harbor and returned to Auckland. I had to do some planning using my maps again as my phone isn’t getting cellular service in the CBD.
I got back on the bus and rode for a couple hours as I learned about Auckland. It was nice.
I picked up some treats for the crew of my flights tomorrow and jumped on a Lime scooter for my return to the hostel. What fun! I was anxious about navigating with my pack and a grocery bag of candy, as well as a busy sidewalk, but it was a piece of cake.
I did some “final” packing, had the other half of my lamb wrap and drank a ton of water to hydrate for tomorrow. Three flights will get me home...Auckland to Sydney (3.5 hours)...Sydney to LA (14 hours)...and LA to Minneapolis (4 hours). I need to be at the bus at 4:30am so an early start. Good night!