Risk-adverse Aussies are being told to avoid Auckland when the bubble opens - least they get trapped in a lockdown.
The trans-Tasman bubble takes flight first thing on Monday morning.
But travel writer Ben Groundwater told Heather du Plessis-Allan Auckland's at the bottom of his list of Kiwi destinations.
He says with the supercity's history of snap lockdowns and heaving MIQ facilities - he'd expect the next outbreak to crop up there.
"Australians have had their share of regional lockdowns - interstate travel in Australia's been rife been problems and people are wary of getting stuck in a city far from home."