My first full day in Auckland was getting a lay of the land.
The main street through town is Queens Street and the place where I’m staying is a couple of blocks off it, up a slight incline, called the Waldorf Bankside Apartments. Slight, unless you have luggage and packages! It’s not palatial but is decent apartment-style accomodations with a kitchenette and washer/dryer (and since I am traveling light is great!). The view from the balcony is pretty sweet: