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Landing in Queenstown
On day 7, we drove back to Auckland and caught a flight to Queenstown on the south island. I’m sure Read more
black swans
On to day 6, we leave Rotorua and head toward Tongariro National Park and Mordor, a land of remarkable scenes Read more
On day 5 of our trip, we headed to Wai-o-tapu Thermal Park, a place of extraordinary geothermal activity.  After getting Read more
Rafters at Okere Falls
Before I get too far ahead, on our way to Cathedral Cove, here’s a cute New Zealand quail who walked Read more
watercolor palette
With a stay at home mandate, we can pause and see what we wanted to do, but didn’t have “enough” Read more
Cathedral Cove
We stayed at motels in NZ, surprisingly comfy, clean and with kitchen facilities. It’s a very friendly country for hikers Read more