Ok, I am on a free plan,
and I really dont see how this should limit if the Auckland location is available or not?
Are you saying it If move to the $20 a month plan, suddenly my website becomes a whole lot faster?
and suddenly Auckland, and Sydney, and dozens of others… become available?
I am also on a Gigabit Fibre connection in New Zealand.
Paying customers typically get more/better service. But, it may not make a difference either. If you want to get a rough idea, here is a cdn-cgi/trace on a business plan.
In particular, when a location is reaching capacity, they will shift free traffic elsewhere to maintain service for paying customers. In the past there were some locations only open to paying customers, although I don’t believe that this is the case now.
It could simply be that your provider isn’t well peered to/with Cloudflare in the area. I have a Cloudflare POP in my city, but neither of the two big consumer ISPs peer, so my “nearest” POP is across the border in another country, but also only 35ms away, so it isn’t really a problem.