On This Day . . .
On February 2, 2018, we docked in Auckland, New Zealand. Around Auckland are many Islands, one of which is Waiheke. Waiheke is the most populated and second-largest island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. Its ferry terminal in Matiatia Bay at the western end is 21.5 km (13.4 mi) from the central-city terminal in Auckland. At the ferry terminal in Auckland we bought a ticket for Waiheke Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and round trip ferry service. The island is a major wine area and is also surrounded by some of the areas best beaches.