Just wait until you discover what life is like 'down under'---the equator that is! Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. They call it 'the City of Sails' because, here, life revolves around the harbor.
Laura starts by visiting the 'Pride of Auckland,' a fleet of racing sailboats on the sheltered waters of Auckland Harbor. The captain and crew are old pros, and they show Laura the ropes. Literally!
Back on land, Laura takes an hour's drive south of Auckland to a working sheep farm on the beautiful New Zealand countryside. A few miles down the road Laura spies a familiar sight - Hobbiton, the set from the Lord of the Rings movies!
A trip with Laura wouldn't be complete without a little shopping? sheepskin, wool and pearls! Oh my!
Then, it's a quick lesson in bungee jumping followed by a trip to Auckland's 'Sky Tower,' the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
New Zealand is truly full of surprises - everywhere you look there's something to capture your attention. New Zealand is definitely one great vacation!