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New Zealand is part 2 of my 2 month sabbatical - before New Zealand, I was in Hong Kong and after New Zealand I flew to India.  New Zealand isn't close to anything except perhaps Australia and not coming from Australia (except Gabi) we all had long flights.  We had three weeks booked for our vacation so we decided to break it into roughly three pieces - North Island, The Wedding and South Island.  I worked the wedding so I don't have any photos - if you really want some, talk to the usual suspects.

North Island
Rotorua and Area
My long flight ended with a beautiful sunrise over the ocean and a morning landing in Auckland.  We rented a car, drove three hours and found our first location - a farm rental in Rotorua.

View From Deck Pano

We booked a number of nights here (six I think) and the plan was to use this as a base and fan out from here to see some of the North Island sights.  The vacation rental turned out to be a destination unto its own.  It's a large working farm with rolling hills dotted in sheep and lovely walks.

Two Lambs In Contrasty LightLamb Bahing


I was quite surprised to find sheep don't exactly love humans.  In fact, for the most part they run away.  Over the week I found out more about how mean humans are - I understood sheering sucked for the sheep (I'm cold!), but they also cut off the sheep's tails to keep things clean.  Poor sheep!

Our first destination was Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.  It was only a few minutes down the road from our house so we felt quite bad when we realized our late arrival meant we missed the daily big show - the Lady Knox geyser going off at 10am.  Oh well.

Bubble Bursting
The park has a number of "craters" where various coloured fluids boil and steam.   I'm a big fan of hot springs but these are all way too hot for bathing - most would kill you in seconds.  The mud pits were apparently almost 100 °C.

Pool Of Dark WaterNice Pop
The star attraction of this site is the Champagne Pool.  This large very steamy pool has a vibrant orange ring apparently from antimony dissolved out of the rocks lower down.

Orange FringeOrange Pool
The pool feeds a large plane of deposits where the minerals slowly precipitate out as the water cools.

Large Plain
 

Devils Bath
Sulfur dominates this area.  One highlight for me was finding a small vent covered in sulfur crystals.

Sulfur Crystals

Stands Overlooking The Geyser
A few days later we made it back to see the Lady Knox "erupt".  Apparently this geyser would erupt on it's own every 2 or 3 days but the site staff soap the geyser into erupting every day just before 10am.  The eruption, once started, goes for about 45 minuets.   We spent quite a while trying to figure out how adding a surfactant could cause the superheated water in the bottom of the geyser to start mixing with the cooler water above it and then explosively change to steam when it got near the surface.  We have a theory.


Soaping The GeyserGeyser GoingNon Symmetric Right Left

Caves in Waitomo

Waitomo is one of those one attraction towns - you go for the caves.  There are at least 5 big tour companies and a lot of smaller related tourist functions.  I had found some tours on the internet and I had some ideas for tours.  We got up early and drove the 2 hours across the island to get there at a reasonable time.   Turns out the iSite (tourist office - found pretty much everywhere in New Zealand) had a really good system for booking with any of the tour operators and listed every available tour and the pros and cons of each.  Turns out we were too late for the morning tours so we picked a combo afternoon tour and had lunch.

David Getting Ready To CaveMark Getting Ready To Cave

A 15 minute drive into the farmers fields and we got out for a short walk.  Basically, all of these caves are on private land (farms) and the farmer makes a private deal with the tour company for access.  You won't generally see another group in your cave.

Us Before

Our first cave was a wet cave - the river just disappears into it.  It was quite surprising to see this big river (which had cut the valley) just disappear like that - we don't have so many of these formations in my part of the world.

River Going Into Cave
It didn't take very long into the cave before we could see the glow worms on the roof.  Apparently they glow to make a "starry night" for larvae emerging out of the water.  The new born bugs fly up to the stars to get away from the trees and it turns out the stars are actually threads (like a spiders web) that trap the insects.  The glow worms haul up the catch, eat, and then (eventually) become a moth and go out and mate.

Starry Night Of Bug BottomsGlowworm
Our second cave was a drier cave.  This cave had more of the traditional stalactites/stalagmites that people associate with caving.  Being so dry there was very little glow worm activity to be seen.

EntranceDavid And Mark In CaveDavid Taking APhoto


The nice thing about this cave was the concrete path and the patience of the guide (and other guests) to me taking photos.  Many of the tours in this area are "extreme" and generally discourage or ban cameras.

More Paths In CavesSnaking Through Cave

Sky Light
A few things different from Canada - this cave had "skylights" where the roof had caved in.  Our caves generally go down and into the sides of mountains - the only light you see is another entrance.   The second feature was a Moa skeleton on the cave floor.  I've seen bones in caves before, but not from an extinct species!  There was a small pile of "gall stones" that obviously didn't fit the cave type rocks.  I was impressed.
Sky Light AwayMau Skeleton
 

Tarawera Falls
Black Swans Swimming By
Truth is, we got a lot of rain.  We are from the west coast of Canada so a lot of rain really isn't a novel thing, but it can put a damper on activity.  We had originally intended to do the Tongariro Crossing but the steady rain combined with reports of significant snow on the root effectively killed that idea.  Instead we looked up the guide book and found a small local attraction called Tarawera falls.


Getting there involved a long drive (perhaps an hour) and then a short walk.  Most of North Island New Zealand has been cut down to make pasture land for farms.  When we drove we crossed through a few parks with thick original (old) growth.  It was amazing to me to see how dense the plant life grew.

David Mark Walking Under Giant FernTarawera Falls

The hike itself was quite good.  It was pouring rain but the local stone is quite porous and we had no problem with slippery footings.  The falls themselves are quite neat (they would be a big attraction in Vancouver) - the water comes out of caves in the rock.  We walked up and behind to where the water enters the caves and seeing a river disappear into a rock face is quite a scary thing to see.

White Island

I'm pretty sure that this company was rated the best tourist attraction in New Zealand recently.  I understand why.  We called to book a spot (or 3) on the boat and were told the bad weather made it day to day.  They said they would call back on the morning they sailed and give us enough warning to drive the 1.5 hours to get there.  They kept their word - it would be a difficult crossing, but they were sailing.

The sailing across was "rough".  The boat comes with bags and the staff walked around with moist hand towels for anyone who used the bags.  I felt pretty terrible by the time we arrived (the crossing took something like an hour even though the boat hauls).  Once I saw where were going, I got over my upset tummy.  We were issued our gas masks and we got on the zodiak to come over.

Mixing Water SourcesMark In Front Of Gyser

This place is pretty much as close to moon scape you can get at this elevation.  The whole place has yellow stains from the sulfur coming from the ground and there are steam vents all over.  You actually need your gas mask - sometimes the smell and taste of sulfur in the air is strong enough that you want to breath better air.  We stayed together as a group and walked on the established paths - you could see where missteps lead to "warm" experiences.


At the high end of the crater is a large, very ugly lake.  Apparently the lake is off the scale for acidity.  There sulfur (as in sulfuric acid) floating on the surface.  The water was apparently about 70°C.  You would be seriously toast in this lake.  Apparently this used to be a huge, very steamy vent but a coincidental flooding of condensed liquid effectively quenched the vent and the pressure changed the emission to be liquid rather than gas so the lake formed.

Steaming LakeWalking Up To Lake

The guides tried to answer our questions and told us stories about the mining efforts that took place here over the years.

View From Rise In Crater

We got back to our starting point (a destroyed factory) and then queued up to get back to the boat.  I could see nesting colonies high on the ridges and you can even spot the odd bit of green trying to colonize.  One of my favorite visits in New Zealand.

Rotting Sulfur FactoryReturning To Boat


Rotorura was a great base of operations but we had to get on with our trip.  Our next location was Waheke Island near Auckland.  We drove back to Auckland, picked up Helen and went to the ferry.  3pm or so and we are standing on the Southern Hemisphere equivalent of Salt Spring.

Waiheke Island

Our rental house on Waiheke was about a 20 minute drive from the ferry terminal and on the less occupied end of the island.  The location meant no near neighbors and a pristine view as well as several local attractions.

View Inside Master BedroomMark Watching The ViewRing Tailed Pheasant
 
  Walking To Stormy Batter
As far as I can tell, there are three big attractions on Waiheke Island.  Beaches, Stony Batter, and the Wineries and related cottage industries.  We thought we would try Stony Batter first.

Gun EmplacementHedgehog In Grass
Sunburst Over Hills

The light in New Zealand not like Vancouver.  Yes things are super green (they get a good amount of rain) but something about the latitude or lack of ozone layer gives saturated light.  The geography (pretty flat here) meant the clouds were often interesting.  For us, just watching the light was cool.


Bread And Olives
Waiheke is known for it's wine.  There are vineyards of various sizes all over the island and while November isn't prime season and midweek isn't the best time to visit, we found a number of wineries open and sampling.  We chose one for lunch and had a good time on their patio.

Lunch At WineryVeggie Mash

After the wedding we looked for a good activity and the local beach (
Whakanewha Regional Park) turned out to be an ideal destination.  The long flat beach is good for walking and the water was warm enough that a swim wouldn't kill you.

Andrea And Bob Walking Out For ASwimAuckland Skyline From Beach

It was apparently breeding season and a good part of the foreshore was flagged off as reserved for wildlife.  The birds were definitely alert to our presence but as long as no one brought down dogs, I'm sure a reasonable balance had been struck.

NZDotterelNZDotterel On BeachVariable Oyster Catcher

The next day our large party broke up and went to the various parts of New Zealand.  Five of us stuck together and boarded a plane for the South Island.

South Island

We only had 6 days for the South Island and we found (much like BC) the South Island has more space between attractions.  We decided to land in one city and leave from another and to concentrated on wildlife and outdoors stuff (things I like to do in Canada) rather than some of the more extreme things available in New Zealand (like Jet Boating).

Taiaroa Head

We flew into Dunedin, rented the car, went to the hotel and almost immediately turned around and drove out to Taiaroa head on the end of the Otago Peninsula to see the Northern Royal Albatross colony.  This is a me thing - I'm not a birder I swear!

Albatross DescendingSun Through FeetSoaring

You are guaranteed to see an albatross or they will give you your money back.  You aren't guaranteed to see them do anything.  It was a windy day (the flight in was fun) so there were a number of birds in the air just flying around or practicing landing.  These large birds nest here but not every bird here is nesting - some are juveniles that didn't get around to it this year, others may have lost an egg (although this year apparently is good - all are still viable).

Albatross Moving EggAlbatross Shifting On NestOn Nest

After an orientation you get half an hour in the viewing room - a well finished house with tinted windows that don't open.  The guide will tell you anything you want to know about the birds.  It wasn't long, but it sure was a good time.   After we got out, we explored the rest of the head.

I actually quite enjoyed the sea gulls in the parking lot.  Like most sea gulls, they completely ignored us to go about annoying each other.  Because it's easy to get close, it's much easier to get good action shots.

Red Billed Gull StandingRed Billed Gull Gliding
 
Further from the parking lot there are large cliffs covered in nesting shags.  We have similar species in Canada (Cormorants) but we don't have colonies like this so close to town.  In the falling light, they were fun to watch.

 
Shag On Rock LedgeShags On Rocks

I've never seen penguins in the wild and there are two species common here - yellow eyes and the little blue penguins.  The blue penguins come in at sunset and we got a variety of answers of when that was - as early as 8:45 or as late as 9:15.  We didn't really have anywhere to go so we figured we would wait for it.

Penguins Coming InBanded BlueWaving

At 9:15 (the late side) we still hadn't seen any birds and I couldn't imagine how I could take photos of the birds if they did come.  The sun was really well set by 9:23 when we spotted two land on the beach.  The majority of the birds came in a group around 9:35.  They climbed up to the beach side and they made a run for their nests around 9:54.  We were very, very cold.

Penguins Grouped At GatePenguins Going For It

10pm is not a good time to go looking for dinner in this part of the world.  We found a subway in downtown Dunedin and were happy for it.  The next morning we had breakfast at a real restaurant and were happier still.  Today was a short driving day - our beds were about 200km north of here.  We poked around Dunedin a bit and then drove north.

Dunedin Rail Station

Shag Point

Ironic - no shags.   The beautiful beach was a great stop to eat our sandwiches and go for a short walk.

Mike On PointDiscovery Channel Moment


You can't get very close but down on the rocks you can sometimes see fur seals that have hauled themselves out on the rocks.  In one case we saw a basking seal bothered by a seal swimming by.  With all the rock space available, you really have to wonder why they can't just get along.

Fur Seal On RockFur Seal Swimming ByWet And Dry Fur Seals
Moeraki Boulders

David In Egg
Further up the coast we visited Moeraki Boulders - a bunch of rocks on the beach.  What impressed me most was how many people stopped to visit.  This section of the coast line is pretty sparse so I think this beach stop is popular as much for walk as the dinosaur egg like rocks on the beach.

BouldersEggs

We found one rock that was "split open" so we could get hatching photos.

Helen And John HatchingHelen Peeking Out
Farmstay

Farm Stay
We've had a few cases of "we need a place to stay between A and B - pick something".  In Japan, Matsumoto is an example of intermediate location surprise.  On this trip, a farm stay near Kurow was our example of intermediate location surprise.  We arrived in the later afternoon and took a little stroll to get the blood flowing before we went in for dinner.


Lamb Standing

Unlike our first farmstay with was basically and overgrown hobby farm (with excellent conditions including for the tourists), this is hard working farm on marginal land.   The boundaries of the property are marked by mountain ridges and deep cut streams.  We followed the sheep as they moved up to high ground for the night.  We stumbled across a nearly new born (probably less than two week old) lamb and he (with some confusion) agreed to submit to having his photo taken.

Translucent Ears LambWith Tail

We had an excellent dinner (skewers on the BBQ) and spoke with the locals about the realities of farming in New Zealand.  We slept well.

Our next day was our big driving day.  We had about 500km to cover and it would take most of the day.   We got a good farm breakfast and then on our way.  We didn't make it very far before our first stop - a large power dam just up the road.

Mark At Dam OverlookHelen Walking Beside Road
  Sailboat On LakeVineyard

  We stopped in Wanaka for lunch.   This place reminded me a lot of Banff - it's ringed by beautiful mountains and the city exists pretty much exclusively for tourists.  We stopped by a local winery which was about as idyllic as they come.  The winery was unpretentious (especailly compared to Waiheke) and really about wine which was quite nice.  There is a lot of pinot noir grown in this region (unlike our back yard) and it's quite tasty.
 


At the end of a lot of driving we arrived in the town of Franz Josef Glacier.  We were pretty wiped by the long drive (beautiful country) so we found our hotel and crashed.  The next morning we decided to take an "off day" and took advantage of a nice day for a walk on a very windy beach.
 
Helen Is Feeling WarmWaterfall Over MossDicksonia squarrosa, Unfurling fiddlehead

Helen Showing David LoveDavid Lying On Rock
 
 I was pulling sand out of my ears for days after that walk.   We were on the west coast of the Island and the next thing west after this coast is South America - most of the way around the planet. 

Franz Josef Glacier

If White Island is the star attraction of the North Island, then Franz Josef Glacier is the star attraction of the South Island.  It's an all day kind of a thing (David and I booked the full day - Helen, Mark and Mike booked the 3/4 day) and even though it poured all day long, it was still a really good time had.

Waiting To Get On GlacierIce AnchorWalking Over Bridge

The company provides the wet gear (it rains a lot here - that's what makes all the snow so this glacier can flow) and the transportation to the park near the foot of the glacier.  We walked 2.5 to the foot of the glacier and then got our crampons on and went on the ice.

Walking In IceGlowing IceWaving At Top Of Climb

We wandered around on top of the glacier for at least 4 hours.  We went deep into the ice in crevasses and over surface areas where water could be seen plunging into the heart of the glacier.  We stopped for lunch and Kea (a jungle parrot) joined us looking for hand outs. 

Kea

On Nest
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)
Tags: bird, New Zealand
Entrance
Tags: cave, New Zealand
Starry Night Of Bug Bottoms
Species: Arachnocampa luminosa (New Zealand Glow Worm)
Tags: cave, New Zealand
Returning To Boat
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: boat, New Zealand
Rotting Sulfur Factory
Tags: derelict, New Zealand
Penguins Going For It
Species: Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin, Blue Penguine)
Tags: bird, long exposure, New Zealand
Discovery Channel Moment
Species: Sterna striata (Black-naped Tern, White-fronted Tern)
Tags: bird, New Zealand
With Tail
Altitude: 360m (1181 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: farm, farm animal, New Zealand
Orange Fringe
Tags: hot spring, New Zealand, volcanism
Walking To Stormy Batter
Tags: field, New Zealand
Us Before
Person: Michael, Mark, John, David
Gun Emplacement
Location: Go To...
Tags: New Zealand
Soaping The Geyser
Tags: gyser, performance, volcanism
Ice Anchor
Tags: glacier, New Zealand
Nice Pop
Tags: mud, New Zealand, volcanism
Eggs
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: eggs, New Zealand, rock
Veggie Mash
Tags: food porn
Wet And Dry Fur Seals
Species: Arctocephalus fosteri (New Zealand Fur Seal, Southern Fur Seal)
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, marine mammal, New Zealand
Large Plain
Tags: hot spring, New Zealand
NZDotterel
Species: Charadrius obscurus (New Zealand Dotterel)
Altitude: 1m (3 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, bird, New Zealand
Helen Showing David Love
Hedgehog In Grass
Species: Erinaceus europaeus (West European Hedgehog)
Tags: grass, New Zealand
Tarawera Falls
Tags: New Zealand, waterfall
View From Deck Pano
Tags: farm, New Zealand, panorama
Sky Light
Tags: cave, crepuscular rays
Lunch At Winery
Person: Mark, Jin, Jesse, Helen, Gabi, David, Bob, Andrea, Kat
Altitude: 94m (308 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: lunch, New Zealand
Non Symmetric Right Left
Tags: gyser, New Zealand, volcanism
Devils Bath
Tags: hot spring, volcanism
Steaming Lake
Tags: hot spring, New Zealand, volcanism
Banded Blue
Species: Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin, Blue Penguine)
Tags: beach, bird, New Zealand
Waving At Top Of Climb
Tags: glacier, trail
Mark At Dam Overlook
Person: Mark
Altitude: 303m (994 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Dam, New Zealand
Helen And John Hatching
Person: John, Helen
Altitude: 1m (3 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: New Zealand, rock
Stands Overlooking The Geyser
Tags: crowd, gyser, New Zealand, performance
Sunburst Over Hills
Tags: crepuscular rays, New Zealand
Sun Through Feet
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)
Tags: bird, bird in flight, New Zealand
More Paths In Caves
Tags: cave, New Zealand
Dicksonia squarrosa, Unfurling fiddlehead
Species: Dicksonia squarrosa (rough tree fern, hard treefern)
Tags: fern, New Zealand
Red Billed Gull Gliding
Species: Larus scopulinus (Red-billed Gull)
Altitude: 43m (141 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bird, New Zealand
Farm Stay
Altitude: 336m (1102 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: farm, field, New Zealand
Waterfall Over Moss
Tags: New Zealand, waterfall
David In Egg
Person: David
Tags: New Zealand
Mark Getting Ready To Cave
Person: Mark
Vineyard
Altitude: 306m (1003 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: New Zealand, wine
Sulfur Crystals
Tags: New Zealand, volcanism
Helen Walking Beside Road
Altitude: 361m (1184 feet)
Location: Go To...
Sky Light Away
Tags: cave, crepuscular rays, New Zealand
Orange Pool
Tags: hot spring, New Zealand, volcanism
Bubble Bursting
Tags: bubble, mud, New Zealand, volcanism
Mark Watching The View
Altitude: 105m (344 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: house, New Zealand
David And Mark In Cave
Tags: cave
Shags On Rocks
Species: Stictocarbo punctatus (Spotted Shag)
Tags: bird, nest, New Zealand, rock
Fur Seal Swimming By
Species: Arctocephalus fosteri (New Zealand Fur Seal, Southern Fur Seal)
Altitude: 10m (32 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, marine mammal, New Zealand
Mike On Point
Person: Michael
Tags: beach, New Zealand
Mixing Water Sources
Tags: New Zealand, stream, volcanism
Variable Oyster Catcher
Species: Haematopus unicolor (Variable Oystercatcher)
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bird, seashore
Two Lambs In Contrasty Light
Altitude: 525m (1722 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: farm, shallow depth of field, sunset
River Going Into Cave
Altitude: 140m (459 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: cave, river
Ring Tailed Pheasant
Tags: bird, New Zealand
Auckland Skyline From Beach
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, city, vista
Walking Up To Lake
Tags: New Zealand, volcanism
Helen Peeking Out
Person: Helen
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: New Zealand
Waving
Species: Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin, Blue Penguine)
Tags: beach, bird, New Zealand
David Taking APhoto
Tags: cave, New Zealand
David Lying On Rock
Person: David
Tags: beach, New Zealand, rock
Geyser Going
Tags: gyser, New Zealand, volcanism
Glowing Ice
Tags: glacier, New Zealand
View Inside Master Bedroom
Tags: New Zealand, place to stay
Black Swans Swimming By
Species: Cygnus atratus (Black Swan)
Tags: bird, New Zealand
Andrea And Bob Walking Out For ASwim
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, New Zealand
Kea
Species: Nestor notabilis (Kea)
Altitude: 496m (1627 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bird, New Zealand
Pool Of Dark Water
Altitude: 345m (1131 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: New Zealand, volcanism
Walking In Ice
Tags: glacier, hiking
Helen Is Feeling Warm
Person: Helen
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Albatross Descending
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)
Tags: bird, bird in flight, New Zealand
Fur Seal On Rock
Species: Arctocephalus fosteri (New Zealand Fur Seal, Southern Fur Seal)
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: marine mammal
Lamb Standing
Altitude: 360m (1181 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: farm, New Zealand
View From Rise In Crater
Tags: New Zealand, panorama, vista, volcanism
Penguins Coming In
Species: Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin, Blue Penguine)
Tags: beach, bird, New Zealand
Snaking Through Cave
Tags: cave
Boulders
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, rock
Albatross Shifting On Nest
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)
Tags: bird, nest, New Zealand
Dunedin Rail Station
Person: Helen
Tags: New Zealand, train station
Red Billed Gull Standing
Species: Larus scopulinus (Red-billed Gull)
Altitude: 41m (134 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bird, New Zealand
Lamb Bahing
Tags: farm, New Zealand
Bread And Olives
Tags: food porn, New Zealand
Walking Over Bridge
Tags: bridge, glacier, hiking, New Zealand
Mau Skeleton
Tags: bone, cave, New Zealand
Albatross Moving Egg
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)
Tags: bird, nest, New Zealand
NZDotterel On Beach
Species: Charadrius obscurus (New Zealand Dotterel)
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, bird, New Zealand
Penguins Grouped At Gate
Species: Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin, Blue Penguine)
Tags: bird, gate, New Zealand
Soaring
Species: Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)
Tags: bird, bird in flight, New Zealand
Mark In Front Of Gyser
Person: Mark
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: gyser, volcanism
Waiting To Get On Glacier
Altitude: 277m (908 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: glacier, hiking, New Zealand
Glowworm
Species: Arachnocampa luminosa (New Zealand Glow Worm)
Tags: cave, New Zealand
Translucent Ears Lamb
Altitude: 361m (1184 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: farm, farm animal, New Zealand
David Mark Walking Under Giant Fern
Tags: fern, hiking, New Zealand
Shag On Rock Ledge
Species: Stictocarbo punctatus (Spotted Shag)
Tags: bird, New Zealand, rock
Sailboat On Lake
Altitude: 283m (928 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: boat, lake, New Zealand, sailboat
David Getting Ready To Cave
Person: David
Tags: New Zealand(79), bird(22), volcanism(15), beach(12), cave(11), farm(7)
People: David(5), Mark(5), Helen(5), John(2), Michael(2), Jin(1)
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