Good news! We got an apartment!
Bad news: it’s not available until the 24th.
But at least that’s one thing sorted, so after spending Tuesday shopping for necessities (the place is unfurnished) we decided to go for a little drive today.
We are currently staying at a lovely Air Bnb in Bucklands Beach, which is about 20 km from Auckland City. A further 5 km south is Shelly Park Beach, a heaven if you like sea shells.
We only did a quick stop (and I don’t think there was much more to do there really) but if you happen to be in the area it is a lovely spot to go and see!
We also went past Cockle Bay Beach which is just nearby. The coastline is just amazing ☺️