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  • Christchurch Gardens

    The flowers of New Zealand were it seems, in every city, and along every road and always beautiful. Christchurch Botanical Gardens were the best, as good as Butchart Gardens if not better. Photo by Alice Elliott

  • Auckland Museum Ceiling

  • Lilly

    Auckland Domain - Flower Garden

  • Auckland Botanical Gardens

  • Auckland Botanical Gardens, Photo by Alice Elliott

  • Lake Rotorua

  • Wai-O-Tapu

    This Geyser looks pretty cool but....the ranger has to throw in some chemicals to set the geyser off at the "eruption" hour of 10AM.

  • Wai-O-Tapu

  • Wai-O-Tapu

    The differing colors in this photo and the following photos are produced by the different chemicals in the soil.

  • Wai-O-Tapu

  • Wai-O-Tapu

  • Wai-O-Tapu

    Lush vegetation surrounded by volcanic hot springs

  • Cape Kidnappers

    Cape Kidnappers was stunning in its beauty. Named by Captain Cook.

  • Cape Kidnappers

  • Cape Kidnappers

  • Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony

    A Gannet Colony is down on the flat area.

  • Napier: The Art Decco City

    Originall all the buildings were built with an Art-Decco motif. Much of that is still preserved.

  • Napier: The Art Decco City

  • Masterton Sunset

  • Wellington Capital Buildings -

    The "Bee Hive" (circular building) is the Parliament building of New Zealand.

  • New Zealand Geko

    Native to New Zealand

  • New Zealand Tuatara

    This lizard is native to New Zealand

  • St. Paul's Anglican Gothic Cathedral

    Wellington, NZ

  • Cook Straight - Tasman Sea & Pacific Ocean

    In the Cook Straight with the South Island in view in the distance. The Pacific Ocean to the left the Tasman Sea off to the right.

  • Queen Charlotte Sound

  • Kaikoura Coastline

    The Kaikoura Coast is known for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Birds

  • Kaikoura: Sperm Whale

  • Kaikoura: Sperm Whale

  • Kaikoura: Sperm Whale

  • Kaikoura Sunset

  • New Zealand Sheep

    The farmer later told us he had 1,000 sheep. He was moving them to another pasture.

  • 1000 Sheep, 3 dogs, 1 farmer

  • 1 of the 1,000

  • Oamaru: St. Lukes Church

  • Moeraki Beach

  • Moeraki Beach

  • Moeraki Beach

  • Christchurch - Avon River

    The city center of Christchurch is destroyed by an earthquake. The Botanical Gardens are still beautiful and largely intact. The display of flowers here was stunning. The following slides are flowers from Christchurch.

  • Fuscia

    Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Fuscia

    Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Dahlia

    Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens

  • Bumble Bees: most bees were these larger bees

    Dunnedin

  • Rainbow over Dunedin

  • Dunedin Railway Building

  • Railroad Tickets?

  • Dunedin Railway Building

  • Otago Peninsula

    New Zealand South Island

  • Otago Peninsula

  • Otago Peninsula

  • Otago Peninsula

  • Milford Sound Road

    The write up called this one of the "greatest road rides in the world". It was interesting as it wanders through an almost tropical forest then out again before coming to steep canyon walls leading to a tunnel which takes you down to Milford Sound.

  • Milford Sound Road

    Almost Tropical

  • Milford Sound Road

  • Milford Sound

  • Milford Sound

    Waterfalls drop from most cliffs in the sound. When it rains, more waterfalls appear.

  • Milford Sound

  • Milford Sound

  • Kea (parrot family)

    The Kea's (parrot family) hang out at the end of the tunnel leading to Milford Sound. They fly onto car tops and eat the rubber around the windows and doors. They have red/orange colors under their wings, visible when flying.

  • Lake Wakatipu - Queenstown

  • Lake Wakatipu and Ferry Boat

  • Mt Cook (12,316') - Lake Wakatipu

  • Mt Cook - Lake Wakatipu

  • Southern Alps

  • On the road to Lake Tekapo

    Photo by Alice Elliott