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QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Jets thread a needle, flying a zig-zag pattern between jagged mountains to land in the Queenstown valley
Downtown Queenstown
Downtown Queenstown, with the Queenstown Gondola atop the mountain in the background
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Downtown Queenstown
Downtown Queenstown
Downtown's Queenstown Pedestrian Mall
 Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Downtown Queenstown
Climbing the residential streets above
downtown Queenstown for a view of the Lake Wakatipu
An old Anglican church in the hills above downtown Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown At Night
The Remarkable Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop for
Downtown Queenstown
Night falls at the municipal pier in
Downtown Queenstown
Downtown Queenstown
at night with the Remarkable Mountains in the distance
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Walking the shores of Lake Wakatipu, looking back at
Downtown Queenstown
Walking the shores of Lake Wakatipu, looking back at
Downtown Queenstown
Still along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, several kilometers outside of Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Walking up the hill to the Queenstown Gondola
Even the cemeteried in Queenstown are picturesque
At  the foot of the Queenstown Gondola
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
View frm the top of the Queenstown Gondola
View frm the top of the Queenstown Gondola
View frm the top of the Queenstown Gondola
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Riding the Luge down the mountainside from the top of the Gondola
View frm the top of the Queenstown Gondola
Bungy jumping off the side of the Gondola mountain
MILFORD SOUND
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Nearly extinct Takahe birds are now bred in captivity by the Department of Conservation at Te Anau Wildlife Park
Mirror Lakes betweenTe Anau and Milford Sound
Mirror Lakes between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Mirror Lakes between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Mirror Lakes between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Mirror Lakes between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound

Mirror Lakes between Te Anau and Milford Sound

Eglinton Valley between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Grasslands between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Falls Creek between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Falls Creek between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Falls Creek between Te Anau and Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
The Homer Tunnel
Chasm Falls at Chasm Creek on the way to Milford Sound
Chasm Falls at Chasm Creek on the way to Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Chasm Falls at Chasm Creek on the way to Milford Sound
Chasm Falls at Chasm Creek on the way to Milford Sound
Chasm Falls at Chasm Creek on the way to Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
A rainy day at Milford Sound produces thousands of waterfalls
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
A rainy day at Milford Sound produces thousands of waterfalls
A rainy day at Milford Sound produces thousands of waterfalls
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Milford Sound
QUEENSTOWN TO FRANZ JOSEF ON THE WEST COAST
Wanaka Town
Lake Hawea
Lake Hawea
The town of  Wanaka, on the shores of Lake Wanaka
Lake Hawea
Lake Hawea
Lake Wanaka
Bus Driver
Upper Clutha Valley
Lake Wanaka
Down the road on a big InterCity bus
Upper Clutha Valley
Upper Clutha Valley
Thunder Falls
Makarora Deer Farm
Upper Clutha Valley
Thunder Falls
Deer farming in the Makarora Valley
Mount Hooker
Gates of Haast Bridge
Murphy's Beach
Mount Hooker in the Southern Alps
Crossing one of many one-lane bridges
Murphy's Beach on the west coast
Lake Paringa
Bruce's Beach
Suspension Bridge
Lake Paringa
Bruce's Beach on the west coast
One lane suspension bridge on the way to the west coast
FRANZ JOSEF AND THE FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Up close and personal with waterfalls on a hike to the foot of the Franz Josef Glacier
Up close and personal with waterfalls on a hike to the foot of the Franz Josef Glacier
Clambering over boulders and finding steppingstones over icy streams to get to the foot of the Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Melting ice from the glacier creates the Franz Josef River
Close to the Glacier now
Signs warning not to proceed any further unless experienced....
Franz Josef
StillI crept closer to the foot of the glacier, determined to see the ice cave and the source of the river
Red algae-stained rocks litter the path to the glacier
Closest approach, showing the ice cave and the icy river rushing out from the bowels of the glacier
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Ice melt pools reflect the mountains and glacier
Ice melt pools reflect the mountains and glacier
Ice melt pools reflect the mountains and glacier
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Red algae and lichen covered rocks frame a distant waterfall along the rglacier's riverbed
The mountains and glacier reflected from peter's Pool along the Douglas Walk trail
The mountains and glacier reflected from peter's Pool along the Douglas Walk trail
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef Glacier
The mountains and glacier reflected from peter's Pool along the Douglas Walk trail
The mountains and glacier reflected from peter's Pool along the Douglas Walk trail
The moountaian face from the Douglas Walk trail
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
The Douglas Walk trail showcases the sub-tropical flora that coexists with the west coast's arctic climate
The Douglas Walk trail showcases the sub-tropical flora that coexists with the west coast's arctic climate
The Douglas Walk trail showcases the sub-tropical flora that coexists with the west coast's arctic climate
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Ground up rock powder from the action of the glacier turns the Franz Josef River a milky grey
Sunset along the Franz Joseph River, from the foot of the Franz Josef town bridge
Sunset along the Franz Joseph River, from the foot of the Franz Josef town bridge
Franz Josef
Franz Josef
Franz Josef Town
Sunset along the Franz Joseph River, from the foot of the Franz Josef town bridge
The Town of Franz Josef
The Town of Franz Josef
WEST COAST BETWEEN FRANZ JOSEF AND GREYMOUTH
Possum
Possum
Possum
Skinning possum for the fur and the bounty  - possum outnumber people by 20 to 1 and are destroying New Zealand's forests
Putting the possum meat to good use
At the Puke (POO-KAY) Cafe you can get Possum dropping candy, possum stew, possum delights and Bambi burgers
Mountain Tau
Deer Farming
Mountain Tau
A Mountain Tau, now bred mostly in captivity and transferred to stations (farms) for big game hunting expeditions
Deer farming
A Mountain Tau, now bred mostly in captivity and transferred to stations (farms) for big game hunting expeditions
Hokitika Jade
Hokitika
Bus Rail Bridge
Working the jade found on this part of the west coast in the town of Hokitika
The Jade Factory and center square clock at Hokitike
Several one lane bridges are shared by busses and trains
TRANZ ALPINE EXPRESS - GREYMOUTH TO CHRISTCHURCH
TranzAlpine Express
TranzAlpine Express
TranzAlpine Express
The diesel engine of the TranzAlpine Express, said to be ne of the most fascinating train rides in the world
Boarding the passenger car of the TranzAlpine Express in Greymouth
On board
TranzAlpine Express
TranzAlpine Express
TranzAlpine Express
Along the route of the TranzAlpine Express, from Greymouth on the west coast to Christchurch on the east coast
The train makes a long curve as it ascends toward the Southern Alps that runs down the island like a backbone
Along the route of the TranzAlpine Express, from Greymouth on the west coast to Christchurch on the east coast
TranzAlpine Express
TranzAlpine Express
TranzAlpine Express
The full moon rises over amber grasslands on a high plateau along the TranzAlpine Express route
Along the route of the TranzAlpine Express, from Greymouth on the west coast to Christchurch on the east coast
This glacial-fed river is pure turquoise in color, as seen from the TanzAlpine Express as it nears Christchurch
CHRISTCHURCH ON THE EAST COAST
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
The Avon River runs through the center of Christchurch
Warm enough here that roses bloom even in winter
Christchurch's Trolleys run throughut the downtown area
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
Boarding the trolley in the Arts District
When the stoplight signals "walk" in downtown Christchurch, pedestrians can cross in all directions, including diagonally
Often referred to as New Zealand's most English town, Chrstchurch's architecture speaks to the truth of the statement
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
Downtwn Christchurch, looking toward ChristChurch Cathedral
ChristChurch Cathedral
Cathedral Square in downtown Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
Cathedral Square in downtown Christchurch
Cathedral Square in downtown Christchurch
Cathedral Square in downtown Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
Playing chess with sidewalk-size pieces an Cathedral Square in downtown Christchurch
Downtown Christchurch
One of many pedestrain malls in and around downtown Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch
One of many pedestrain malls in and around downtown Christchurch
Older homes that line the streets near the Art Centre are being renovated and painted bright colors
Fall colors at the Arts Centre
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch's Arts Centre
Outdoor sculptures litter the grounds of the Arts Centre and the adjacent neighborhood
An outdoor sculpture at the Arts Cenre
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