17 January 2012

Going to the City


Yesterday we took a family trip to the Big Smoke (Auckland) and had an awesome time!  It's so funny how we live up in Northland, the place where all the city folk love to come and holiday at our beautiful beaches, yet here we are getting so excited about going to the city.

We went, we saw, we jumped and explored, we ate and generally made fools of ourselves in front of other tourists.  Yep, we had a great day.

The kids were so excited about visiting the Museum and exploring Queen Street.  We also found time to explore North Head and Mount Victoria.  The tunnels and 'mushrooms' there, are tonnes of fun to explore and jump off.


We hadn't been to the Auckland Museum for years and years (probably about 10 years!).  We all loved it, especially the insect drawers and stuffed creatures.


Our young Miss 4 had lots of questions all the way around... especially when we found a mummy and mummified birds!

Loving family time and cheap/free family activities...


As you can see, Symon had a great time too.




17 comments:

  1. Cool Kristy!!!
    Love the toadstools at Mt Victoria - a big favourite of ours too.
    And we love Auckland museum and made two trips there last year - always so much to see and the hands on kids section rocks!
    Looks like a beautiful day too :)

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  2. hahahaha....just love those great photos!!! tq kristy for sharing them with us :)

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  3. How fun!! Looks like a an amazing family day out!
    xxxx

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  4. Awww, wish I'd known you guys were down in Auckland!! So would have loved to have you all over for dinner...
    xx

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  5. I was brought up in Auckland Mt Wellington to be exact
    however I only miss the zoo - loved the seals
    pleased you all had a great day though

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  6. Ash and I love the museum too! So good for you guys to get a nice family day! <3

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  7. Oh, how I love those leaping mushroom shots. Looks like a fun day. Cx

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  8. oooh you should so enter those photos in the jetstar star jump competition they have running atm. I don't know if its open to Kiwis as well but those would be fab entries for sure!

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  9. Glad you had such a good time in my beautiful home town! It's pretty wonderful!

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  10. so fun!

    Love and Light

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  11. Excellent photographs, the toadstool pics are cool. I'm a little jealous of the sunny blue skies, we have frost at the minute here in the UK but your photos make me look forward to spring.
    Have a good day :)

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  12. What a fun day out!!! I love the toadstool photos :) I've heard so many good things about the Museum...I think we'll have to make a trip when we're back. What a great idea :)

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  13. You have captured in photos what looks like a really fun family day out...and you have gotta love it being cheap.

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  14. It looks like y'all had a blast! And you captured it perfectly in your pictures!! I love them:)

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  15. oh my goodness!!! LOVE the mushrooms! how fun.. looks like you had a wonderful time. :)

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  16. Wow we went to Northhead yesterday as well...a day earlier and we might of banged into you :))

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