Memory Lane:  New Zealand by casablanca

Memory Lane: New Zealand

Following on from yesterday's memories of our trips while we lived in Australia for six months, we travelled home to England in the November via 10 days in New Zealand.  Had to be done as we were already that side of the globe!

We spent just a couple of days on the North Island, having flown into Auckland and visited the amazing landscape of Rotorua.

After that, we flew to the South Island and hired a car from Queenstown.  Loved every place we visited.  Hiking some of the mountains, only saw the glaciers from a distance, so next time!  Took a boat across the lake at Te Anau to the glow worm caves, which were amazing.  My personal favourite lake of the few we saw.  Took the traditional boat trip at Milford Sound to see the teeny penguins, dolphins, fjords and to drink fresh water pouring from a waterfall into a bucket on the bow of the boat.

Far too much to see to do the islands justice in such a short time and I now have friends in the Coromandel Peninsula and up at the Bay of Islands as well as a few other places, so a return visit would be nice sometime.  A beautiful place and lovely warm people.  Loved the Maori traditional music too - so warm and luscious and full of harmony, reminiscent of islands like Fiji.

A long way to go.......but worth it when you get there.
Another fabulous collage of another beautiful country. I really like New Zealand too
July 31st, 2020  
Well that is a great advertisement to visit our country after things open up again ..We kiwi's are doing our best to explore our own back yard.. to help save the tourist spots..
July 31st, 2020  
Lovely photos of a great choice of destinations here. You will realise the South has so much to see. We so enjoy visiting these places again and again.
July 31st, 2020  
There are some lovely spots in the North Island too, but I must admit the South Island is stunning. Just had a 4 day trip there, my first in the winter. The snow on the mountains is beautiful
July 31st, 2020  
Another great collage, you get about a bit don't you. I love New Zealand too. David's brother lived there for a few years and we used to visit regularly. They now live in Queensland and thanks to Covid we don't see them as often now.
July 31st, 2020  
Lovely collage. I have friends in The Bay of Islands and visited 14 years ago.
July 31st, 2020  
You must be the Wondering Traveller with al your travels. Some fantastic places you visited as shown in these pictures. I will never visit New Zealand but you gave me a wonderful glimpse of what one can expect when going there.
July 31st, 2020  
Well done
July 31st, 2020  
looks like a wonderful holiday, great collection
July 31st, 2020  
Another fabulous place I would love to visit :) fav
July 31st, 2020  
Ha! We visited New Zealand the next winter break (2007/2008). Lovely collage!
July 31st, 2020  
So many great shots. New Zealand is on my list!!
July 31st, 2020  
I love all your pictures.
July 31st, 2020  
More amazing shots, what a great trip that must have been.
July 31st, 2020  
Stunning photos. That must have been a wonderful trip.
July 31st, 2020  
@ingrid01 I am starting to wonder how many other places we have in common LOL!!
July 31st, 2020  
I recognise some of these places, certainly a fabulous country to visit...I call it our second home. The people are so friendly & helpful & the scenery spectacular. I’m not as familiar with a South Island as I am the north island, we have never done the west coast properly. One day we will when they let us in again!
July 31st, 2020  
Wow lovely photos of your trip!
July 31st, 2020  
Wow great shot, I hope to visit there sometime
July 31st, 2020  
lovely pictures ,great memories.
July 31st, 2020  
I've never visited New Zealand and would love to do so one day. The scenery in your photos is striking and breath-taking. Another great collage of memories!
July 31st, 2020  
another ab fab montage Casa' , i love the landscape photos, such very dramatic scenery
July 31st, 2020  
I love how you still have all the details of the trip. I didn’t keep any notes to know any more than the country and the date.
August 1st, 2020  
Lovely collage, we went there for 4 weeks when we lived in Brunei ; that saved us half the trip in hours😉
August 1st, 2020  
Wonderful views
August 1st, 2020  
Fabulous shots, am envious:)
August 1st, 2020  
What a wonderful experience for you all - so jealous!
August 2nd, 2020  
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