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…New Zealand, the South Island

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I’m going to continue living in the past, as I take you on our little journey through New Zealand this past April…

After departing Hobart, Tasmania, Nick and I flew to Christchurch, New Zealand and picked up our home on wheels (above). It would take us snugly around both islands for a couple of weeks. Note that two weeks is NOT enough time.  We could easily spend a month on each island.

Amazing. Stunning. Gorgeous. Any other broadly descriptive adjective can be used to reference New Zealand. It was scenery overload at ever turn. We stopped constantly for photos. I have thousands! And even though I whittled them down for TBR, you will be scrolling. A lot. I’m sorry.

I could easily give a good commentary on every photo you’re about to see, but honestly, it would mostly consist of the location followed by, “ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?”  “IT’S BEAUTIFUL!” “I TURNED AROUND AND SAW THIS!” “THIS IS AWESOME” “GORGEOUS!” “WOWZERS!” “JUST STUNNING!” And the like…

So, instead, I’m just going to tell you to GO!  My lousy comments should not convince you.  My lousy photos should. Because New Zealand’s scenery makes any level photographer a “grood” (good and great) photographer.

Lake Tekapo sunset

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So many fluffy low hanging clouds!  Everywhere!

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Lake Pukaki-The lakes have this amazing turquoise tint to them.  So hard to capture on camera, looks unnatural, but it was just beautiful.

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Hooker Valley Trail-Mueller Glacier (Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park)

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Hooker River (Aoraki/Mt Cook)

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Aoraki/Mt Cook, Hooker Glacier, Southern Alps

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Tasman Glacier/Blue Lakes Trail

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Classic NZ trail companions (Devils Creek Trail-Queenstown)

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Queenstown (Southern Alps in background)

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17km kayak tour of Milford Sound

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Sunning fur seals

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Sammy the baby fur seal

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Wanaka (Aoraki/Mt Cook)

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Track to Fox Glacier

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West Coast views

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Marlborough Sound-Drive to Picton ferry terminal

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Dun Mountain Trail-Views of Tasman Bay

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Sunrise ferry to the North Island

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Here is the route:

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Of course, if you have any questions about our adventure on the South Island, ask away.

Next up, the North Island!

XO,

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