Upon arriving in Auckland, New Zealand the first place I headed while in the city was straight for its turquoise waterfront and Wynyard Quarter. I’ve always enjoyed spending time by the water (which you already know by now), but I especially enjoy wandering a city’s harbour front-it says a lot about a city. Auckland’s splendid harbour reminded me of my home province’s Halifax harbour. Although Auckland is a larger city than Halifax, Nova Scotia it still had many qualities which made it feel small, friendly, and comfortable.
I spent one afternoon exploring the waterfront area in Auckland and I was left in awe admiring the turquoise shimmering water, yachts, and the Auckland Sky Tower hovering over the water from a distance. I could have spent days returning to the sea-side paradise basking in the sun, sipping on a Earl Grey Tea, and people watching the day away. Locals and tourists alike bustled along the boardwalks chatting with friends, talking photos, exercising, and admiring the views as I too was doing in that moment.