Photo Post – New Zealand’s Magical Sights

After Australia’s coasts and the outback, New Zealand’s landscapes were quite the change of scenery. New Zealand packs a lot of variety and magic into its size, and I had a lot to photograph. Here are the shots that I think best do it justice, although of course it can’t replace being there in person.

 

Queenstown and Surrounds

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Milford Sound (and the drive there)

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Mt. Victoria, Wellington

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Whakarewarewa Redwoods

Started as a timber plantation with imported California redwoods. Now makes for some great hiking with a cool nighttime art installation.

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Geothermal Landscapes in the Taupo Volcanic Zone

We visited a couple different geothermally active spots on the Rotorua-region and they were all equally fascinating. Steam, crazy colors, and stinky smells abound! (Smells not captured. You’re welcome.)

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Devil’s Bath

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Oyster Pool
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Champagne Pools

 

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Lady Knox Geyser
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Lady Knox Geyser

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Hukka Falls

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Hobbiton

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Waitakere Ranges & Auckland Centennial Parks

It was a somewhat windy and cloudy day, but it only added to the scenery and the experience.

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Mudbrick Vinyards

Fantastic wine and fantastic views.

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Auckland and Mt. Eden 

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Mt. Eden
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Auckland from our Airbnb
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View of Auckland from Waiheke Island

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