The Clay Cliffs near Omarama.
The Mouraki boulders at the East coast.
Otago Peninsula, near Dunedin.
Yellow eye pinguins, Otago peninsula.
The beautiful station of Dunedin.
The road to the Milford Sound, clouded with a little rain.
Nice walks along the Milford road in the rainforest
Big tree ferns along Milford road.
There it is at last, the Milford Sound! At the start of the boattrip we had rain, at the return trip, the sun comes through...
Milford Sound from the seaside.
Queenstown: Skippers Canyon, known for all kinds of extreme sports: benji jumping (from the bridge),
jetboating, wildwater rafting,...
The neighbourhood of Queenstown.
De pass between Queenstown and Wanaka.
Fishmeal in Wanaka: Bluff oysters, mussels 2x the size of the "jumbo's" of the "old" (Dutch) Zeeland...
After a halve hour walk through the rainforest: Munro Beach.
Mount Cook and Tasman seen from the West (ocean side).
Mount Cook and Tasman seen from the East (land side) out of an helicopter.
De West side of the Mount Cook region with oncoming clouds from the Tasman sea.
Franz Joseph glacier.
The bridge over Arthur's pass.
Kea on Arthur's pass, a brutal kind of parrot...
Fog from the Tasman sea rolls over the West Coast road.
The "pancakes" layers of rock deformed by the sea.
The waves blow through the "blow holes"
Abel Tasman national park: Split Apple rock, seen from the watertaxi.
Beautiful: the "Coast Walk" in Abel Tasman national park.
Havelock, like Yerseke in The Netherlands: the capital of rising (here enormous Greenlip) mussels.
Picton with Interislander ferry terminal.
The Interislander ferry.
Wellington with cable car seen from the botanical gardens.
The NZ Parliament with the "Beehive".
Old St. John's, the oldest church of Wellington.
Te Papa museum in Wellington.
A remarkable traffic sign in Wellington!
View from the Ohakune mountain road, Tongariro national park.
The road starts in Ohakune on 600 m altitude and ends at a ski area on 1600 m.
In between one passes the start of different hikes...
...like here, the path to the Waitongo waterfall (1,5 hour return).
Mount Ruapehu volcano, the highest mountain on North Island, still active. Tongariro NP.
Craters of the Moon thermal field, one of the many thermal fields along the Taupo-Rotorua road.
Champagne lake Wai-o-Tapu (Thermal Wonderland)...
...more sights of Wai-o-Tapu...
Silicate- and sulfur deposits by cooling down of water and vapors in Wai-o-Tapu.
Silicate deposits in Wai-o-Tapu.
Bubbling mud holes in Te Puia thermal field, Rotorua.
Prince Charles' Feathers geysir, just before the eruption.
If this one begins, some 15 minutes later the Pohutu geysir starts erupting...
The Pohutu geysir, erupts about every hour.
The evening, a Moari cultural event in the neighbourhood of Rotorua...
...with their classical dances.
Then a visit at a kiwi-plantation...
...where the harvest started just the day before our visit. Here the kiwi's are sorted day and night
automatically on weight class, but counting and packaging still are manual.
Goldmine nearby Waihi. Exploration ends in 2007.
Hahei beach, Coromandel.
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel.
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel.
Square Kauri tree, Coromandel.
View at the harbour of Auckland...
...from the TV-tower.
Harbour building Auckland, with excellent fish restaurant (and marvellous ice cream at the backside).
Old mirrored in new, Auckland.
Last day in New Zealand at the Belgian Beer (!) Café, Auckland...
This was the end of a nice trip to New
Zealand. We did see much in a short time. Very varying landscape, very
friendly and helpful people and the special culture of the Maori's.
Auckland, we flew back via Kuala Lumpur, again with Malaysian airlines,
from the start of the last hotel to before our home we travelled 30
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