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Let's roll!\n\n"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJ0Q9bGfJHDW0RBBP-f4hMzrQ"}}]},{"address":"Downtown Terminal","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_1.mp3?alt=media&token=a68e13c1-c156-4699-a510-21473ffb1b3f","placeId":"ChIJF6hxI_lHDW0RDNzojwaKoHc","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.84310466189859,"longitude":174.76690084999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"9:00 - Welcome to Auckland's Downtown Ferry Terminal, where over 6 million peeps cross paths every year. This spot, unveiled in '82, is like the heartbeat of the city - always buzzing with life. Take a sec to soak in the morning vibe: the water's gentle sway, the ferry engines humming, and the chatter in the air.\n\n9:20 - Time to clean your shoes and board our ferry and create some memories!\n\n9:30 - And we're off! Next stop: Rangitoto Island.\n\n"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJF6hxI_lHDW0RDNzojwaKoHc"}}]},{"address":"Ferry Terminal - Rangitoto Wharf","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_2.mp3?alt=media&token=3bea888f-8233-4eac-bbc1-a81f1b88cfd0","placeId":"ChIJuTUc1NA1DW0RiFNuAHo4K0c","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.80874001188376,"longitude":174.86232},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"10:00 am - Welcome to the Ferry Terminal - Rangitoto Wharf, your ticket to Rangitoto Island's vintage wonderland. Trust me, there's nothing like standing on 600-year-old ground.\n\nEach journey to this volcano island is a thrilling new ride. So, inhale that salty ocean air, and soak up the killer view.\n\nThis terminal isn't just a pitstop; it's our time-machine to Rangitoto, Auckland's biggest and freshest volcanic island. Thousands have walked this dock before us, but no worries, the island’s got enough adventure stories for everyone.\n\n"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJuTUc1NA1DW0RiFNuAHo4K0c"}}]},{"address":"Bach 38 - Museum Bach","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_3.mp3?alt=media&token=7e313fdc-6498-45a8-b5e2-7e594d795a84","placeId":"ChIJVZqMGT01DW0Rzvq2fPgPXXw","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.808334711883575,"longitude":174.86147290000002},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"Take a deep breath of that fresh Rangitoto Island air. Up next, we've got Bach 38 - or 'Museum Bach'. Funny name, right? It's got everything to do with a unique bit of Kiwi heritage. \n\nOn today's LyLo group trip, we're all about embracing nature, digging into history, and stepping back into 1908. Bach 38 is one of the last two structures here from when Aucklanders would row over for a summer break. It's a cool insight into how Kiwis used to kick back. \n\nNotice the tiny details, like the piano amongst the simplicity? Or the tall doors that were designed for sail-making? And don't forget to snap a photo of the Auckland skyline from the front yard.\n\nAlright, all good? Let's hit the road for our next stop. Raise a hand when you're ready to roll. \n\nAnd keep soaking up the chats, the laughs, and the breathtaking views. It's all part of the adventure. Let's keep making memories and uncovering Auckland's past together!"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJVZqMGT01DW0Rzvq2fPgPXXw"}}]},{"address":"6R4P+69 Auckland","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_4.mp3?alt=media&token=ef37cf7e-7d68-46bd-88b0-bfb44609481c","placeId":"GhIJynff565lQsAR_ns6aMDaZUA","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.794400166710105,"longitude":174.8359871558717},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"McKenzie Bay shoreline"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"GhIJynff565lQsAR_ns6aMDaZUA"}}]},{"address":"Rangitoto Summit","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_5.mp3?alt=media&token=1cee58e1-81c9-4048-b8e2-521a79d0809f","placeId":"ChIJE5WdgSc0DW0RetfgTg50uyk","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.787707711874646,"longitude":174.8581387},"media":[{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJE5WdgSc0DW0RetfgTg50uyk"}},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, adventurers! Did you know that the Rangitoto Summit is the youngest and the largest volcano in Auckland? As we gather here, we can almost feel the rumble of history beneath our feet. But don't worry - it's been uneventfully dormant for around 600 years now.\n\nOur tour today, \"April 22nd (Monday) - Rangitoto day trip with picnic\", is taking us away from the urban hustle of Auckland, right into the lap of nature. Today, we're exploring Rangitoto Island, and guess what; you're going to conquer a volcano!\n\nLet's take a moment and marvel at the panorama that unfolds from this vantage point. As we stand here, take a deep breath and soak in the fresh air mixed with the sweet scent of the world’s largest pohutukawa forest. Just look around us - you can see hues of brilliant red, deep green, and fiery orange paint an unforgettable picture on the canvas of nature.\n\nRemember those lava caves we read about in our geography books in school? We're going to walk through them today! The thrill of treading carefully through the pitch-dark chambers is quite literally, 'out of this world'! If you see something glinting, don't forget to point it out - it might just be an obsidian, a volcanic glass from ancient times!\n\nSo, folks, how many of you can spot the Auckland skyline from here? That's what makes this volcanic summit a photographer's delight! And, once we're done capturing memories, let's spread out our picnic blankets and feast on the treats from Miss Lucy’s.\n\nNow, observe and listen to the rhythmic patter of the soft waves hitting the shores down below. Can you imagine that once upon a time, this geographical marvel wasn't even a part of the maps? Hold on to that thought, because we have some fascinating tales about the “birth” of Rangitoto Island all lined up.\n\nGet ready for a nature-filled journey that showcases the 'other side' of Auckland, the side that gets all of us adventurers excited, the side that whispers tales of fiery past and survival.\n\nOnce you've absorbed all the awe-inspiring views and satisfied the history geek in you, it's time to continue our journey. Buckle up, because there is so much more to discover on the island! Signal when you're ready. We're not just touring today, we're adventuring, LyLo style! So, come on... let’s make the most of this Monday, shall we?\n\n"}]},{"address":"Lava Caves","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_6.mp3?alt=media&token=0042e2cc-3abd-4192-9e52-38d5d2051c73","placeId":"ChIJmUiBwCY0DW0RsOhXFhNLYWs","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.79133541187625,"longitude":174.8632808},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, explorers! Get ready to delve into the hidden secrets beneath our feet as we prepare our next adventure at the enchanting Lava Caves of Rangitoto Island! Did you know these caves were formed from the island's birth over 600 years ago during a series of explosive volcanic eruptions? Quite a fiery start, wouldn't you agree? \n\nToday's adventure continues from our picnic on the summit. From there, we start our descent down to the island's network of lava tubes. But before we delve into the shadowy depths of the caves, take a moment to appreciate the unique foliage around us. Rangitoto Island is famous for its vast pohutukawa forest, and if you look closely, you'll see the trees growing defiantly through the hardened lava fields — an astonishing testament to nature's resilience. \n\nWe stand at the entrance to the caves, a yawning mouth in the land that invites us to explore its dark mysteries. As we navigate the intricate labyrinth below the vibrant forest, you'll notice the variations in the rock formations. Gaze at the rippling textures and listen closely. Not many can say they've heard the echoes of an ancient volcanic island. Can any of you mimic the whisper of the caves? \n\nPicture this scenario: it's the 19th century, and scatterings of shipwreck survivors and deserters find solace in these very caves you're exploring. Imagine curling up in the nooks and crannies of these lava tubes, the stars shining in through gaps above, the rhythmic resonance of the wind echoing ancient tales. \n\nAs we marvel at the walls gleaming with a silken shine from the torchlight, it's hard not to be captivated by this monumental display of nature's power. It's as if the Earth itself sculpted an underground art gallery featuring volcanic masterpieces. \n\nOver to the left you'll notice one cave larger than others. Get ready for a LyLo challenge! Can anyone guess why this particular cave is so expansive? Here's a clue, it's all to do with how lava flows and cools down. \n\nDon't fret if you can't solve this Earth's riddle. Soon enough, we will ascend back to the sunlight and continue our journey to the pristine waters of the nearby beach. But for now, let's savor the cool, refreshing air of the caves, a stark contrast to the fiery forces that created them. \n\nAs we emerge back into the daylight, leaving the echo of the caves behind, take a final look back and consider how default and creation can live side by side in harmony. Once you've soaked in the memory of this fascinating underworld, signal when you're ready to continue exploring the wonders of Rangitoto with me, your LyLo guide. Let this hidden gem remain ingrained in us, a silent reminder of nature's resilient determination."},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJmUiBwCY0DW0RsOhXFhNLYWs"}}]},{"address":"Ferry Terminal - Rangitoto Wharf","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_7.mp3?alt=media&token=f37c6677-deed-42e0-9468-4e73355c38ed","placeId":"ChIJuTUc1NA1DW0RiFNuAHo4K0c","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.80874001188376,"longitude":174.86232},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"15:15 - Back at Rangitoto Wharf"},{"type":"text","content":"15:30 - Ferry back to the city"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJuTUc1NA1DW0RiFNuAHo4K0c"}}]},{"address":"Downtown Terminal","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_8.mp3?alt=media&token=fa7a8011-fcc2-4af5-b7f8-10d75e90ce30","placeId":"ChIJF6hxI_lHDW0RDNzojwaKoHc","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.08113587953125091,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.84310466189859,"longitude":174.76690084999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"16:00 - Welcome back to Auckland's bustling life"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJF6hxI_lHDW0RDNzojwaKoHc"}}]},{"address":"Miss Lucy's Auckland","ttsFile":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FcalK2mBulRkiiDEoQHt8%2Ftts_9.mp3?alt=media&token=19ac42be-84b8-48d6-9636-15ab9b4a4e14","placeId":"ChIJU9soUjVHDW0RKxxT_qKiJn4","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.16350109057055107,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-36.85147891190223,"longitude":174.75893370000003},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"16:30 - Welcome back to LyLo! Ending your fantastic day with a drink at Miss Lucy's sounds like the perfect way to cap it off. Cheers to a day filled with adventure and memorable moments!"},{"type":"place","content":{"place_id":"ChIJU9soUjVHDW0RKxxT_qKiJn4"}}]}]
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