Dreaming of New Zealand

March 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Attractions, Enchanting Oceania, Nature

As I’ve often mentioned before, New Zealand is hands down my favorite travel destination so far. It’s got great scenery, a laid-back atmosphere and a superb infrastructure that makes it a breeze to just explore and get lost in the country’s many beautiful landscapes. For Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday, here’s a photo recap (Part 1) of my New Zealand travels!

From one of the stops on our Port Hills Drive

From one of the stops on our Port Hills Drive

The view from Sign of the Kiwi

The view from Sign of the Kiwi

Another view from Sign of the Kiwi

Another view from Sign of the Kiwi

Castle Rock Scenic Reserve

Castle Rock Scenic Reserve

At the sea-side town of Sumner

At the sea-side town of Sumner

The sprawling Mount Cook Village

The sprawling Mount Cook Village

Sea-side fun at the beach of Sumner

Sea-side fun at the beach of Sumner

Kite-surfing

Kite-surfing

Ducks by the Avon River

Ducks by the Avon River

Lake Tekapo, about an hour's drive away from Moun Cook

Lake Tekapo, about an hour's drive away from Moun Cook

Another shot of Lake Tekapo

Another shot of Lake Tekapo

At the Gentanner Camping Ground

At the Gentanner Camping Ground

A hiking trail at the base of Mount Cook

A hiking trail at the base of Mount Cook

Glacier Lake, with Mount Cook in the backdrop

Glacier Lake, with Mount Cook in the backdrop

Upclose and personal with the glaciers

Upclose and personal with the glaciers

Highlights from Port Hills Drive

March 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Attractions, Enchanting Oceania, Nature

After showcasing one of the highlight of our day-cruise around the Port Hills in Christchurch, we have some other photos to share, from the various part of that drive. After passing by Castle Rock, we went on down (missed the Gondola) towards Sumner and passed through the Avon River before heading back into town. Had a small hiccup at the Sign of the Kiwi, we went the wrong direction, but that misadventure led us to this beautiful view of the Governor’s Bay, well worth it. All in all a very refreshing and relaxing drive through some of the most amazing scenic landscape around!

Beautiful views abound! This one from the Sign of the Kiwi.

Beautiful views abound! This one from the Sign of the Kiwi.

A small misadventure led us to this beautiful view of the Governor's Bay.

A small misadventure led us to this beautiful view of the Governor's Bay.

Didn't go Punting by the Avon, but had fun with the ducks there.

Didn't go Punting by the Avon, but had fun with the ducks there.

Last leg of the cruise, a small beach town called Sumner. Perfect for summer!

Last leg of the cruise, a small beach town called Sumner. Perfect for summer!

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About the Author. Nikolas Tjhin. Freelance graphic artist and travel fanatic. Twiter-addict and social media novice. Adventure budget traveler and stay home weekend worker. Before working on Unearthing Asia, Nik’s journeyman career has seen him do work for various creative studios in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Singapore and Jakarta. Now that he’s settled down for the time being, he’s focusing his efforts on Unearthing Asia.