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New Zealand Photos, 2014

See also:

New Zealand: full slideshow, favourites slideshow
Australia: Photos, full slideshow, favourites slideshow

Australia and New Zealand: full slideshow, favourites slideshow

 

We went to Australia and New Zealand for a bit over three week in March and April 2014. This page shows the New Zealand photos. Also here's a slideshow of them all. For Australia, go here.

Favourites

These are my favourite few photos if you just want a quick peek, and here's a slideshow of just these.

 

Preening cormorant

Mountain angle

First light

Third light 

Queenstown classic

Parasailing over Queenstown

Three hills and a farm

Mountain angles, Arrowtown

Gibbston Valley winery

Bungy jumper, Kawaru

Braided river

Parasail tricks

Boat land and miss

Beach landing

Second light

Mirror lakes

Meadow and trees

Misty cwm

Stream and erosion

Milford Sound panorama

Light and dark

High falls

Waterfall base

Waterfall splay

Monochrome stream

Glenorchy weird trees

Glenorchy pier (and ducks)

Zorro was here

LOTR location

Glenorchy cafe

Queenstown singer

Earnslaw profile

Mountain and cloud

Ship machinery

Lakeside diagonal

Little hill

Tree and rock

Omarama antiques

Mount Cook approach

Glacier cross

Thorns

Branches

Rocky valley

Glacial flower

Canada geese in long grass

Chapel reflection

Christchurch cathedral, earthquaked

Christchurch tram

Line of boats

Maori temple detail

Maori haka

Museum entranced

Classic Auckland view

Gulls at Muriwai

Baby gull practicing

Gulls at the edge

Fisherman and the sea

Muriwai coast

Olympic bowspirit

Lift bridge detail

 

Wednesday 02 April 2014

 Arrive in Queenstown from Sydney. Brief evening stroll.

Queenstown Airport

At the hotel

Down the boardwalk into town

Preening cormorant

Queenstown beach

Lake view from beach

Mountain angle

Killarabbit

 

Thursday 03 April 2014

 Up Bob's Peak for view over Queenstown. To Arrowtown. Gibbstown winery for lunch (and wine). Kawaru bridge for bungy jumping. Walk around Queenstown gardens. Parasailing competition.

First light

Early panorama from hotel

Second light

Third light

Gondolas up Bob's Peak

High panorama

Queenstown classic HDR

High and wide angle

Queenstown classic

Parasailing tandem

Parasailing over Queenstown

Wide-angle on Queenstown

Tall trees turning

Shotover river

Trees turning on the hill

Three hills and a farm

Three trees and a mountain

Old privy

Tree splay

Bend in the stream

Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Leaves and angles, Arrowtown

Mountain angles, Arrowtown

Farmhouse and mountain

Gibbston Valley winery

Gibbston Valley winery

Gibbston grapes

Wine cavern, Gibbston

Eleri reflection, Gibbston

Bungy platform, Kawaru

Bungy jumper, Kawaru

Bungy jumper, Kawaru

Bungy jumper, Kawaru

Zip liners, Kawaru

Bungy jumper, Kawaru

Kawaru Gorge

Braided river

SS Earnslaw

Queenstown other side panorama

St Moritz hotel

Bob's Peak

Parasail tricks

Filming parasailing

Parasailing parent

Boat land and miss

Beach landing

Balancing trick

 

Friday 04 April 2014

Down to Milford Sound, stopping at various places along the way.

First light

Second light

Distant ranges

Coach tour

Mountain ranges

Mirror lakes

Mirror lakes

Mirror lakes sign

Meadow and trees

Roadside falls

Misty rocks

Clean water

Misty cwm

Misty pass

Rock streams

Rainforest mossy stream

Rainforest undergrowth

Mountain stream

Stream and erosion

Stream erosion detail

Sculpted rock

Bus stopped

Milford Sound harbour

Milford Sound panorama

Cliff markings

High falls

Boat near waterfall

Multiple falls

Gloom and a little boat

Light and dark

Another boat

Curved falls

Vanishing falls

Sealions on rock

Falls with splay base

Waterfall splay

Waterfall base

Waterfall base

Milford Sound panorama

Monochrome stream

 

Saturday 05 April 2014

 Lord of the Rings location tour (and Top of the Lake). Craft market. Earnslaw trip across the lake.

LOTR location

LOTR location

LOTR lake panorama

Balin's car

Glenorchy church

Glenorchy library

Glenorchy weird trees

Glenorchy pier and path

Glenorchy pier (and ducks)

LOTR location

Zorro was here

Blasted trees

LOTR location panorama

LOTR location

LOTR location

Glenorchy cafe

Empire's cause

Misty mountain detail

Misty mountains

Queenstown evening panorama

Moody Queenstown

Queenstown craft market

Queenstown singer

Fayre tree

Shark attack

Earnslaw profile

Earnslaw smoke

Earnslaw engineer

Moutain and cloud

Earnslaw porthole view

Mountain and cloud

Mountain and cloud

Mountain panorama

Mountain panorama

The old pianist

Ship machinery

Ship's chain

Lakeside diagonal

Sky frame

Black smoke

Mountain fold

Lakeside cwm

   

 

Sunday 06 April 2014

 Bus from Queenstown to Mount Cook, with stops along the way and a nice walk when we got there. Sadly, the mountain was in cloud.

Little hill

Treetops

Tall trees

Tree and rock

Rolling hills

Hill and cloud

Empty hills

Omarama

Omarama antiques

 

Omarama antiques

Lake Tekapo

Mount Cook approach

Lunch when we got there

 

Dry stream

Thorns

Branches

Boardwalk

Tree and glacier

Treebeard

Rock flow

Mountain ducks

Glacier cross

Mountaineers

Stony ground

Rocky valley

Moraine panorama

Glacial flower

Canada geese in long grass

 

Monday 07 April 2014

 From Mt Cook to Auckland by coach and plane, with a dalliance in a recovering Christchurch.

Receding planes

Denominationless chapel

Chapel reflection

Dog on rock

Cafe in Geraldine

Old pickup

Rail crossing

Repairs in Christchurch

Christchurch club

Christchurch river

Christchurch waterwheel

Christchurch cathedral, earthquaked

Christchurch cathedral

Christchurch tram

Christchurch carries on

Christchurch building prop

Nice old advert

     

 

Tuesday 08 April 2014

 Auckland tour. Maori museum. Ferry to Devonport and up Mt Victoria.

$300M Superyacht

Line of boats

Auckland from around coast

Rangitoto

Kiwi bus

Maori temple

Maori temple detail

Maori haka

Maori hall

Museum entranced

Auckland docks

Devonport beach

Devonport arcade

The end of work

Devonport museum of the vernacular

Auckland from Devonport

Rangitoto from Devonport

Mushrooms on Mt Victoria

Photographing mushrooms

Superyacht leaving

Auckland panorama

Classic Auckland view

Auckland CBD panorama

Queen Street crossing

 

Wednesday 09 April 2014

 Mount Eden. Craft shop. Soljans winery. Muriwai beach. Matua winery. Auckland front.

Mt Eden panorama

Mt Eden caldera

Craft shop

Soljans winery

Soljans vines

Gulls at Muriwai

Baby gull practicing

Gulls at the edge

Fisherman and the sea

Muriwai coast

Matua winery

Olympic bowspirit

Barcode

Roll bridge

Tall master

Barcode bridge

Dock art

Dockside HDR

Lift bridge

Lift bridge detail

 

Thursday 10 April 2014

Hooome.

Eleri and the dwarf

     

 

 

 

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