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[ Rotorua ]
[ Arthur's Pass ]
[ Franz Josef Glacier ]
[ Queenstown ]
[ Te Anau & Milford Sound]
[ Deer Park ]
[ Christchurch Area ]
[ Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo ]
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Our big trip for summer 2006 was to New Zealand for 2 weeks to cool off and get to see some good
mountains.  Felicia, Kendra, Susie, Larry and I flew to LA and then on to Auckland (12 hour flight for
the final leg).  We decided to spend one night on the
North Island and the rest of our time on the
South Island.  The girls booked us to stay in some interesting cabins, bed & breakfasts and on some farms.

We saw beautiful mountains and valleys, glaciers, snow, beaches, rain forests, fiords and met some very
nice people.  Also saw millions of sheep and deer and cows and some very nice farms and vineyards.  We
have all decided that we could be very happy living in New Zealand (if they get a few more TV channels).
New Zealand Map
New Zealand North Island Map
New Zealand South Island Map
Kiwi Words and Phrases
New Zealand Tourism Online
VIDEO:  Kendra Driving Ship in Milford Sound

We flew into Auckland and while still very tired and sleepy learned how to drive on the left hand side
of the road.  Larry and I are now old pros at driving on the left hand side, we drove over 2500 km on
our trip - we are now ready for our trip to Ireland.  

After arriving in Auckland, we drove to the town of Rotorua to see the volcanic hot spots, steam vents,
geysers and also to see the large Maori villages.  We spent our first night in Rotorua and then we flew
down to Christchurch to start our trip on the South Island.

On the South Island, we drove in a large loop around the island that started and ended in Christchurch.  
We spent our first night at Arthur's Pass high in the mountains, the next two nights at Frans Joseph
Glacier on the west coast by several glaciers, two more nights at Queenstown, two nights at Te Anau
near Milford Sound on the west coast, two nights at Lake Tekapo near Mt. Cook and the last night
on a farm outside of Christchurch.
Interactive New Zealand Map
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Tour of New Zealand May 2006
Click on any photo to see a larger view
[New Zealand Page 1 ]
[ Rotorua ]
[ Arthur's Pass ]
[ Franz Josef Glacier ]
[ Queenstown ]
[ Te Anau & Milford Sound]
[ Deer Park ]
[ Christchurch Area ]
[ Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo ]