Our Travels

New Zealand

Our Travels

The South Island

The cathedral in Christchurch. We saw some damage from the earthquake around the city but not as much as I was expecting.

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The South Island

Wallabies, all interested in something to the left!

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The South Island

A view of the Southern Alps on our way to some thermal pools....

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...and the view from our motel room we awoke to the next morning. Fortunately, the snow didn't last too long.

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The South Island

A sandy beach cove on the Pacific with the Southern Alps in the background.

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The South Island

Seals, sunning themselves on the rocks by the ocean.

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The South Island

Checking out fur seals in their natural habitat.

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The South Island

Sheep are allowed to graze in the vineyards in the winter but only until the buds start to appear on the wines.

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The South Island

In the mountains on our way to Hawke's Bay - looks like there was a landslide over the tracks and the train ran right into it.

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The North Island

This is Maori country so we went to one of their cultural shows that included dinner. It was very good.

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The North Island

Of course I couldn't go to New Zealand without bungy jumping. Here I am taking the plunge!

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The North Island

And 'touching' the water!

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The North Island

So as not to be undone, Debbie went skydiving the next morning. Here she is just after leaving the plane!!

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On the way down!!

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The North Island

And safely back on terra firma!