Flower in an Auckland park.
Cool trees in a park.
Bicycle Christmas tree.
Street signs against a red warehouse.
Auckland ferry building.
Paula and kiwi. Saw some live ones. They have big butts!
Huge ferns are the first things we noticed in a New Zealand forest.
Tane Mahuta, the lord of the forest
Some ribbon stalactites in Ruakuri cave. Part of the Waitomo cave complex which has the world famous glow worms which make the ceiling look like stars.
Entrance to the cave.
The entrance to glowworm caves. Can see the rolling grassy hills which makes up most of New Zealand as well as the big fern forested areas.
Maori portrait in our hotel.
"Hello world here’s a song that we’re singing
C’mon Get Happy." Baby California quail.
A tui. Saw lots of these.
A typical downtown area. All the signage made them look kind of hectic. The rare places that had a common architectural scheme looked better.
Start of our hike on the Tongariro mountain crossing. The clouds covering the mountains never lifted.
Cold and crappy on top. Very windy. A couple of turquoise lakes.
Not your usual trail signs. If the sign on the right is flashing, it means the volcano is erupting! Turn around!