Cape Town to Auckland to Hong Kong to Sth America.....Auckland can't get two gigs unless you made it Cape Town to Australia to HK to Auckland to Sth America to avoid a freeze dried mutiny on the Sth America leg....that said a non stop HK to SA leg would sort the men out from the boys.
How about Cape Town to HK to Auckland to SA. Go through the Malacca Straits again.
Or throw a pit stop in the middle east in there somewhere.
Nobody in their right mind would advocate going to auckland first and then back.
One other thing is that it was 40 days when the VO70s did it but that was coming from Qingdao, which is way way north of HK. That's a lot of distance to cut out.
just an idea, cape town, fremantle, HK, auckland