We had a wonderful day exploring the Wynyard Quarter in central Auckland.
This waterfront development has recently opened to the public with 9 new Restaurants and it is an exciting place to be.
We chose the Restaurant Jack Tar, which is situated in a dramatically updated post-war goods shed. They also had an area for alfresco dining out front and because it was such a glorious day, we opted to sit outdoors in the sun and gaze out at the lovely water and watch people promenade up and down the wharf.
You can see our blue water jug on our table # 87.
My lunch of crispy fish ( so fresh as if it had just been caught) chips and salad was really good.
This is still a working wharf, which makes it interesting and looking back the other way, you can see in the background the petrol and liquid chemical storage facilities, giving the area its Tank Farm moniker.
There are also fishing boats, bringing their catch of fish into the wharf and loading cargo.
Walking back the towards the pedestrian bridge, we had to wait for the drawbridge to be raised for clearance, to allow some boats to pass through.
Princes Wharf in the background
The Sky Tower, apartments, hotels and office blocks in the distance.
After 50 odd years, trams have made a comeback on the streets of Auckland and we have two heritage trams circuiting the redeveloped area. One of these trams used to travel around the streets of the city of Melbourne, Australia.
Just want to wish you a marvellous weekend, dear friends