Bay of Islands was cancelled off our itinerary so that is why we spent two days here instead of just one. Rain can really put a negative spin on any port visit but you have to take it on the chin and make do.
Shopping and museum tours took up our time here. The hop on-off bus is great but be advised - it is a DAY pass not 24 hour like so many other cities around the world. To efficiently make use of your ticket, you really need to be first on at 9am and last off at 5:30. The bus gave me a flavour of the city which was abuzz with World Rugby fever. It also took me to the Auckland Museum and Maritime Museum which I really enjoyed.
RADIANCE had to re-position to another berth on day 2 for refuelling. Unfortunately a shuttle system organised between RCC and the Port could have worked much better with many passengers having to walk back to the ship from the city. This may have been more acceptable had the weather been more favourable.