Category Archives: New Zealand Travel

Frozen Waters One: New Zealand

February, 2014 A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice. Its own weight causes the movement. In fact, to qualify as a glacier, the ice must be thick enough to sink and move on its own weight. Glaciers form where … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Fifteen: Bowen and Stirling, Milford Sound, New Zealand

January, 2014 On our way to Milford Sound on New Zealand’s southern island, we passed several glacier fed waterfalls.   Milford Sound, itself, is home to two more stunning waterfalls: Lady Bowen and Stirling. Lady Bowen Falls greets you just a … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Fourteen: Karekare and The Chasm, New Zealand

January, 2014 I move to the Southern Hemisphere now. Like Iceland, New Zealand is a country with many beautiful waterfalls, not 10,000, but 249 named falls. This is according to Land Information for New Zealand, the department charged with managing … Continue reading

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Lazy Day in Queenstown

Saturday, February 7 (I mean, 8) I do believe that if I were not doing this blog, I’d have absolutely no idea what day or date it is. Nothing was scheduled for today, so we slept in a bit, then … Continue reading

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Fjord of Flying

Thursday, February 5 We flew from Rotorua to Queenstown, a fairly short flight. We were all ready to go through security, dumped our drinks, had the plastic bag of liquids ready, and all for naught. Apparently, the Kiwis, as New … Continue reading

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Sheep and the Shire

Wednesday, February 5 Today was a busy day. We started with a visit to the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute in Rotarua, which is located in a hot springs park. We were able to view an erupting geyser. … Continue reading

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The Road to Rotorua

Tuesday, February 4 The bus picked us up at 7am this morning. We barely made it (the wakeup call didn’t come), and were barely awake. It was good napping time, After an hour or so, we got off the main … Continue reading

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