New Zealand Tour 2004

in February and March 2004.

These are the photos we made (except the photos that have been stitched into panorama photos, in cronological order, with a few comments, but not yet selected for interest.

February 1: Arrival at Auckland airport

Our car: Mitsubishi Diamante

Coromandel Peninsula

February 2

February 3: Ngongotaha River Walk

Rotorua: Kuirau park thermal area

Rotorua: Ohinemutu district

Rotorua: Sulphur flats

Rotorua: Bowling, Bath, Golf Club etc.

February 4: Taupo

Wairakei geothermal power station

Volcanic walk near Wairakei

Huka falls of the Waikato river, near Taupo

Between Taupo and Napier

February 5:

Otaki Forks: Tramping (hiking) in the Tararua Range

February 6: Mount Hector and the Southern Crossing

February 7: Otaki Forks, Wellington

February 9: Between Masterton and Upper Hutt

Wellington Harbour

On ferry to South Island, near Wellington

On ferry to South Island, ? Sound and Picton

South Island, from Picton to Kaikoura

Solar Saltworks, Lake Grassmere

Seal colony on the way to Kaikoura

February 10: Kaikoura peninsula walkway

Vienna Coffee in Cheviot

Cathedral cliffs near Gore Bay

Hurunui River

Camping in Gore Bay

February 11: Hurunui Mouth


Camping in St. Andrews

February 12

Lake Tekapo

Lake Pukaki with a view to Mt. Cook

Approaching Mount Cook

Anton and Ingo walk up to the Hooker Glacier

Armin drives up to the Tasman Glacier and Blue Lakes

February 13: Down the Clyde/Clutha River

Johnny Bravo Monument at the Clyde Dam

The Catlins

Papatowai bay

February 14

Invercargill park

February 15: From Invercargill to Te Anau


Te Anau

Lake Te Anau, visiting the glow worm caves

February 16: Between Te Anau and Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Back to Te Anau

A Kea

February 17: From Te Anau to Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu

Deer Park Heights near Queenstown

From Queenstown through the Crown Range to Wanaka


February 18: Ingo and Anton hike on ? Hill near Wanaka

Armin drives up the Matukituki river

Lake Hawea

On the west coast before Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier

February 19

Franz Josef Glacier

Via Arthur's Pass to Rangiora

February 20

Near Hanmer Springs

From Hanmer Springs to Lewis pass

Walk shortly after Lewis Pass

Another walk

February 21: Between Motueka and Takaka

Harwood Hole walk (including side trips)

The Harwood Hole

February 22: From Motueka to Picton


The Britten at the Te Papa Museum

Percussion Festival

Wellington is the "Lords of the Rings" city

Government district

Warrior's memorial in front of the "Beehive" Parliament

All-wood building

New and old St. Paul's church

Back to the percussion festival on the civic center

February 23: Mount Raupehu, highest mountain on the North Island

Mount Ngauruhoe

February 24: Walk in Tongariro National Park near Whakapapa

February 25: Ingo and Anton do the Tongariro Crossing (how it looks on a good day)

Armin drives to Hastings via Turangarere and back around Lake Taupo

February 26

Otorohanga bird house with Kiwis

Camping in Miranda

February 27: Auckland Sky Tower and other buildings

February 28: Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

February 29: From Auckland to Paihia

Slides are a frequent sight in wet and hilly NZ

Our first Kauri in Russel Forest

March 1: Waitangi

Waitangi Treaty House and park

? Falls near Waitangi

From Waitangi to Mangonui

March 2: From Mangonui to Cape Reinga (northernmost point of NZ)

Cape Reinga

Dunes near the west coast

From Cape Reinga to Rangiora

Ancient Kauri Kingdom

... to Opononi

March 3

Kauris at Northland Conservation Park

Back to Auckland, keeping to the west


March 4: Auckland

March 5: Returning the car

Photos from the flight

Anton Ertl