Category Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand – Summer – Day 14/35

Day 14 describes a trip with the ferry from Wellington on the north island to Picton on the south island through famous Queen Charlotte Sound, followed by a thorny encounter in the hills, photography of strangely shaped stones, an evening on a postcard beach and the horrible news about the earthqake and tsunami in Japan. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Ferry Sunrise.

Sunrise from the Ferry, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 13/35

Day 13 describes a visual exploration of Mt Egmond and it’s surroundings in Egmond National Park, followed by a visit to the Elven outpost Rivendell in Middle Earth. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Mt Egmond in full Glory.

Mt Egmond, late summer, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 12/35

Day 12 describes a visit to the geothermal colours and patterns of Orakei Korako, followed by a long drive to Egmond National Park in the west, a stroll in a mossy fairytale forest and a creepy drive through a murky green tunnel on the slopes of Mt Egmond. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Kamahi Forest.

Kamahi Forest, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 11/35

Day 11 describes a visit to the geothermal wonders of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, followed by the spectacular volcanic landscape of Tongariro National Park, beautiful Tawahi falls and ending in a view from Mars. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Mt Ngauruhoe.

Mt Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 10/35

Day 10 describes a visit of the area surrounding Mt Tarawera, with a very special type of falls, Black Swans and unexpectedly some Australian Wallabies followed by a stroll in a beautiful forest with Californian Sequoia’s mixed with native tree ferns. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

View on the canopy from under a tree fern.

Whakarewarewa Forest, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 9/35

Day 9 describes round two of a fight with a refrigerator, a visit to some violent torrents deep in the forest and a dreamy walk in a volcanic wonder land. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

The Champagne Pool

Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 8/35

Day 8 describes a rainy trip from Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula to the volcanic Rotorua area, an unwelcome hotel reception and a first round of a fight in two rounds of three minutes with a refrigerator. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Takahe.

Takahe at Coromandel Peninsula, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 7/35

Day 7 describes a trip of 328 kilometer from Auckland to Whitianga along the west coast of the Coromandel Peninsula and crossing the mountains to the east coast. Sightings include Hunua Falls, deserted beaches with pebbles and seabirds, spectacular coastal scenery and surprisingly beautiful Waiau Falls. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Pebble Beach on Coromandel Peninsula West Coast.

Coromandel Peninsula, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 6/35

Day 6 describes a visit to several waterfalls under differing conditions, a vain bird posing for a photograph in the Hatea River, deserted rocky coastal scenes at Te Arai Point and jumping ducks in Wenderholm Regional Park. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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New Zealand – Summer – Day 5/35

Day 5 describes a visit to spiritual Cape Reinga, the most northern place of New Zealand and the stunning Te Paki Sand Dunes. Read the full story and see all photographs here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Signposts to all wind directions.

Signposts to all wind directions, Cape Reinga, late summer, North Island, New Zealand.
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