They also had an exhibit with some live NZ animals and lots of stuffed ones. Guess which one this is:
Daniel says it's the epitome of fake, but this bright green and metallic frog was real and even croaking.
After the museum, we went to Mt. Eden, which is one of several volcanoes that Auckland is built on, and not all of them are dormant. The view of the city was spectacular:
There is still a large crater in the middle that is considered sacred by the Maori and you're not allowed to walk down in it, but you can circle the mouth.
Afterwards, we both did some shopping, me at cute little boutiques in Parnell and Newmarket, and Daniel at various internet retailers trying to figure out how we could have consistent internet while in NZ. We eventually ended up at a grocery store to collect some dinner supplies. Daniel (of course it was Daniel) found this rather comical energy drink:
In case you can't read the can, it says, "Energize and Revolutionize with Seize Power Tangerine Energy Drink" Daniel felt this warranted a special photo: