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
The view from Sign of the Kiwi
Another view from Sign of the Kiwi
Castle Rock Scenic Reserve
At the sea-side town of Sumner
The sprawling Mount Cook Village
Sea-side fun at the beach of Sumner
Ducks by the Avon River
Lake Tekapo, about an hour's drive away from Moun Cook
Another shot of Lake Tekapo
At the Gentanner Camping Ground
A hiking trail at the base of Mount Cook
Glacier Lake, with Mount Cook in the backdrop
Upclose and personal with the glaciers
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.
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.
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.