What to do in Auckland/North Island in January?

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand' started by dust, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Sorry this isn't about long range hunting, although someone is welcome to invite me :D. My wife and I are headed to Auckland on Jan. 1, and we have some ideas on the normal touristy stuff, but I was wondering if there were some local/off the beaten path places that only locals would know about. We will probably be renting a car for most of the time. History and nature are the main things we try to get to on vacation.
  2. OK hunter

    OK hunter Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    The Kiwi's are a friendly bunch and like Americans so you should be able to get some ideas from the locals. It's a beautiful country and you will certainly enjoy yourself. It'll be summer there so you should have wonderful weather, too.
    The best fish & chips I have ever enjoyed were at a place called "Swashbucklers" in Auckland, down near the harbor. It's always a place I go when I'm there on business, which is 2+ visits per year.