On Day 9 we started our day early and left promptly to head to the sky tower, however the misty weather wouldn’t have allowed us a good view so we decided to head to the aquarium first which was a great experience with penguins, sharks and many different types of fish! Next, we drove to the sky tower and as the mist cleared we enjoyed beautiful views of Auckland from the 61st floor. Finally we went to Devonport beach where some people decided to go in to the freezing cold sea.

With an early start at 5 am on Day 10 we began our drive to Rotorua, stopping off on our way to do our black water rafting in which we plunged into the caves into cold water. When we turned off all of our torches the roof of the cave lit up with glow worms. It was a beautiful sight and everyone really enjoyed it. After having lunch we set off again and met up with our billets who we would stay with for the next 2 nights.