We were really keen to see what's going on down at the Waterfront for the RWC and we weren't disappointed. The work that has gone on down at the quays is amazing. They've built quite a lot new things, some permanent like bars and restaurants and some temporary like the "cloud' and the rugby ball.
This is one of the pedestrian areas down at the Quay.
The Cloud - it's a temporary structure especially for the Rugby World Cup. Read more here
Along the pedestrian areas are play parks for children, sculptures, bars, restaurants and there are plans for apartments.
They've used a lot of lighting effects to make things look really interesting at night.
Finally, the famous rugby ball!
So that was Wednesday night. It was lovely because we met up with a friend who is away working on super yachts. His boat happened to be in Auckland when we were down so we all had dinner together - lovely to see you, Tom!
On Thursday we were picking up the mums but had all morning to do whatever we wanted. We had a lovely breakfast of eggs benedict and then decided, as it was such a lovely day, we'd go to Cromwell Park and up One Tree Hill to see the views of Auckland from the top. It was great and here we are at the summit.
Then it was time to drive to the airport and get the mums! It's great to see them. ( the weather is now beyond rubbish though!)