2016 World Tour
New Zealand


December 1st to December 15th, 2016

New Zealand was the most picturesque country on our tour. We flew into Auckland, rented a car, then drove the length of the country to the southern fjords on the South Island. This took two weeks because we had to stop so often for photos!

Below: Auckland at night from the Sky Tower.

New Zealand

Below: The first beautiful beaches we went to were Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove.

New Zealand

New Zealand

Below: In Abel Tasman National Park we kayaked out to an island inhabited by New Zealand Fur Seals. We kayaked in the park for five hours straight!

New Zealand

New Zealand

Below: We hiked up near Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. So beautiful.

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

Below: There are more sheep than people in New Zealand, and we saw turkeys and red deer, also.

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

Below: Fjordlands National Park was the most beautiful area. We took boat tours in Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

Below: Lake Pukaki has bright blue water ... nearly fluorescent.

New Zealand

Below: In many places on the South Island, the wild lupine were in full bloom.

New Zealand

New Zealand

We loved New Zealand!