i have had a wander round the downtown area of auckland and it is nice to be somewhere more relaxed and friendly than la. i always try to do a boat tour if there is one as it gives a good sense of where everything is for walking later. the emphasis was very much on the americas cup (which is as big as the fa cup for us). i had lunch at the sky tower which is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. some of the pics have already been loaded.