We knew it was going to be long, but hey it seemed never ending!
So once we boarded the flight, the glass of bubbly came round, we had our own little booths next to one another and things were looking "peachy"
And after a lovely meal, a good film and a few hours shut eye the first 11 hours didn't go too bad! We arrived at Hong Kong airport a little jaded but after a lovely shower in the lounge, all we could do was wait out the next 8 hours for our connecting flight!
So we then boarded the next flight for a repeat of the same 11 hours, eventually arriving at Auckland around 1.00pm, and luckily all our luggage had followed us, we were then sheparded thru customs where they asked to check our walking boots, which were then promptly taken away and washed and then given back to us!