December 15, 2015. The Maori first called their home, “Tamaki Makaurau”, a maiden with a hundred lovers. Auckland is nestled between two harbors. This fertile volcanic land was probably irresistible to the early European settlers. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing city and has the largest number of pleasure boats of any city in the world and affectionately referred to as the “City of Sails”.
We took the 4 1/2 hour Auckland Town and Country Tour to rural countryside and toured Sheepworld and the enchanting Victorian Puhoi Pub. At Sheepworld, we got a unique view of how sheep are herded, sorted and sheared. We witnessed the sheep dogs demonstrating how to round up the herd. John even got to participate and fed a baby lamb. At Puhoi, we visited a historical pub and had afternoon tea and local brew.
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