On day 8, we visited Arrowtown, a preserved gold mining settlement.  Lots of quaint shops with things to see and Read more
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