Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.
Wine-tasting in Queenstown.
Fernhill Loop trek. View of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.
Fernhill Loop Trek, Queenstown.
Tranquil Te Anau
Not a New Zealander
Milford Road on the way to Milford Sound.
On the way to Milford Sound.
View of seal pups from Milford Sound cruise.
One of many waterfalls, Milford Sound.
One of many lovely walks.
The hike up to Lake Marian was well worth the effort.
Near Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier township.
Fox Glacier can move up to a few hundred metres a year. It’s been retreating since 2009.
Just LOVE it up here!
As the Fox Glacier moves fast, every trip is different. The guides have to check each step of the way and evaluate safety.
Our guides Hank from the US and Graza, a seasoned trekker/climber from NZ.
The denser the ice, the bluer it gets.
Spectacular ice formations. The guides give full explanations regarding the geological features, flora and fauna of the area.
The heli hike was definitely a highlight. The chopper ride was short but really cool.
Punakaiki or Pancake Rocks.
On the way to Whaririki Beach, a wild and beautiful beach at the top end of the South Island.
Sand dunes, Whaririki Beach.
Near Farewell Spit
Low tide at Farewell Spit, top end of South Island.
This spot is supposedly the Centre of NZ, Nelson.
Abel Tasman National Park
Even horses need a swim sometimes.
Te Waikoropupu Springs. The crystal clear water is at a constant 11.7°C.
Sperm whale leaving a footprint on the surface.
Sperm whale on its way back down to the midnight zone after re-oxygenating and digesting. They stay on the surface for around 10 minutes at a time.
The Northern royal albatross weighs about 6-8 kg and has a wingspan of about 300 cm.
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