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RoadScenes: Thumbnail Pictures of the North Island, New Zealand

Auckland to Wellington (Sept 15 - January 16, 2007)

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Pictures of Auckland and New Plymouth, New Zealand

(Sept. 15 - Dec 1, 2007)

Cindie with the Auckland Sky City Tower under her hand.

Mount Taranaki.

Orchid

 


Stratford to Taumarunui

(Dec. 2 - 6, 2007)


View of Mount Taranaki (Egmont) from Stratford saddle.

The steepest hill (so far) in New Zealand

Deer with big racks.

Free or stealth camping at a road side rest area on the Forgotten Highway

 


Tongariro to Taupo to Rotorua, New Zealand

(December 6 - 14, 2007)

Cindie with a kiwi sign and Mount Ngauruhoe in the background.


Rural sheep farming in New Zealand


Our campsite before the pass to Turangi, we were in a rainforest and pitched our tent on moss.


View of Whanganui River from Piriaka Lookout


Horses were common near Papakai.


This is a fascinating flying machine/recumbent, he could hook a parachute to the front and fly through the air, he also traveled on ground too.


A Dutch couple on a tandem with Cindie.


Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland #1

(December 14, 2007)


Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland National Park Visitors Center and gift shop.  The steam from the thermal activity and hot springs can be seen behind.


The temperature of the pool is around 74 degrees centigrade.


Devils Ink Pots.

Wai-O-Tapu Geysers National Park #2, New Zealand

(December 14, 2007)

Lady Knox Geyser after adding carbonic soap.


Mud droplets in the air.


Alum cliffs.


Our bikes at the mud pools.

 


Rotorua farmers market and Rotorua Museum, New Zealand

(December 15 - 19, 2007)


Veggies at the Rotorua farmers market.

Once know as the Great South Seas Spa built in 1902.

Maori statue in front of a geyser.


A war memorial.


Totem pole from Canada, given as a gift.


A beautiful rose.

 


Rotorua, Opitiki to East Cape, New Zealand

(December 19 - 23, 2007)


Cindie in her rain gear.


Heron in a tidal flat.


Maori type totem poles.


Old farm building in a pasture.


Our camp site near Haupoto hill.


There are a few places where only on vehicle can pass, this is common in New Zealand.

 


Omaio, around the East Cape to Gisborne

(December 24 - 29, 2007)


Marae near Omaio.

The east coast is one rugged bay after another.

Anglican church at Raukokore


A retired farm tractor.


Cindie on the computer at one of our campsites.


Our campsite at Hicks Bay.


Tikitiki Church.


The pohutukawa flower.

 



Gisborne to Napier and Hastings in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

(December 30, 2007 - January, 2008)

Cindie talking to a farm worker from Europe.

Lake Titura, a DOC campsite, a peaceful campsite after a tough day on the road.

A black swan and her baby swan who is still covered in white feathers.

Tiniroto road, not a car on it.

 


Hawks Bay: Napier and Hastings to Wimbledon, New Zealand

(January 3 - 8, 2008)


The arch at Napier, oh and the right style of car too.

Cindie in front of the longest place name in the world.

Glen and his House Truck, he has lived in for 14 years, now that is minimalist living.

A baby burro with his mother.

 


Wimbledon to Wellington, New Zealand

(January 8 - 12, 2007)

Wimbledon Pub.


Bringing a boat in at Akitio.


The sheep is pulled from the shoot to the left and then the shearing begins.


The unsealed road on the way to Akitio.


Our campsite in Akitio, notice the guide wires, we had 30 knot winds.


Another person fluffs it and then fills the bag to the left.

 


Wellington Parliament House and Te Papa Museum, New Zealand

(January 12 - 15, 2007)


New Zealand's National Parliament House in the Capital of Wellington

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INDEX #5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present


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 North Island, New Zealand
Auckland to Wellington (Sept 15 - January 16, 2007)

Cindie's Daily Journals for the North Island

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- Auckland and New Plymouth
- Stratford to Taumarunui
- Tongariro to Taupo to Rotorua
- Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland #1
- Wai-O-Tapu Geysers National Park #2
- Rotorua farmers market and Museum
- Rotorua, Opitiki to East Cape, New Zealand
- Omaio, around the East Cape to Gisborne
- Gisborne to Napier and Hastings in Hawks Bay.
- Hawks Bay: Napier to Wellington
- Wellington Parliament House and Te Papa Museum


 South Island #1
Picton to Christchurch (January 16  - February 19, 2008)

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New Zealand: One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

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- Picton to Nelson
- Nelson to Newton Livery
- Buller Gorge, Charleston to Punakaiki
- Pancake Rock, Punakaiki
- Greymouth to Ross
- Ross to Franz Joseph Glacier
- Franz Joseph Glacier, South Island, New Zealand
-Fox Glacier to Haast
- Haast to Wanaka.


 South Island #2
Queenstown, to City, (February 20 - month day, 2007)

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LETTER

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Full size Picture Pages

- Wanaka to Queenstown
- Routeburn hiking / tramping / trekking Track
- Caples hiking/trekking/tramping Track
- Queenstown to Invercargill
- Invercargill to Curio Bay, Catlins
- Curio Bay, Catlins, to Dunedin
- Dunedin to Middlemarch, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
- Central Otago Rail Trail Bicycle Path from Middlemarch to Alexandria
- Cromwell to Christchurch, Canterbury.


1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
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