Subject: Re: Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania
Hi John,

I haven't seen the itinerary under discussion, so difficult to comment.

It has been some time since my last visit to New Zealand, and I know that these days many things change very fast. So I am curious to know when New Zealand became part of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania? Did I miss something while I was sleeping last night?

BTW, there is a lot to do in Auckland, City of Sails, which was host the past few America's Cup races - it has much to offer. If you are interested in cars and planes and gadgets, you can spend a whole day at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). If you enjoy beautiful scenery, you can simply walk around the waterfront, from the foot of Queen Street (the heart of the city) around to Mission Bay or to Kohi. (Allowing for just gazing at the beautiful unspoiled harbor, half a day.) A day trip to Waiheke Island (1/2 an hour by hydrofoil) to visit wineries and beautiful beaches, or to Rangitoto for a breathtaking view of the entire Hauraki Gulf. You can drive out to the west coast beaches, and see the gannets nesting, and visit those beautiful black beaches, such as Piha, where the film Piano was filmed. And then there is the Auckland War Memorial museum situated in the Auckland domain. The Waitakere Ranges, Westhaven Marina (probably the biggest in the world). Endless!

And I could go on, and on ...

Shalom, Keith & Tamar Israel

Mod's Note from Linda - John's itinerary is here: