Photo Gallery

Below are some selected pictures from our New Zealand/Australia pictures.  I have to admit that selecting these few was hard.  I have over 800 digital photos on a CD.

Our first stop after an interminable flight from LA was in Auckland, NZ.  Some of the sights from the New Zealand portion of our trip are below.

  

The native Maori peoples greeted us at their village and did the traditional challenge to us as newcomers.

This is Auckland at night from our hotel.

Near Rotorua there is a thermal area.   These shots are from the Waimangu Valley

Islands of New Zealand

Queenstown at night. Lake Wakatipu
Parasailing on Lake Wakatipu Black swan Autumn crocus

All the above pictures are from the  Milford Sound area.  The one in the bottom right is a reflection!!

Pohutakawa- or the NZ Christmas tree   Sheep taking over the highway!!   Kiwi - NZ's famous bird

Kiwi Fruit-up close

  Kiwi fruit vine--yep like grapes!  A tuatara (rare) and tree ferns were common in spots.
These are by no means all of New Zealand but they are representative of places, plants, animals, and sights.  New Zealand is a delightful place and we would encourage everyone to go.

To visit a page of Australian sights click on the map.