Colorful New Zealand

Amber Hills by Reinhold Staden
Route 8 from Lake Pukaki via Twizel to Wanaka

 

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13 thoughts on “Colorful New Zealand

  1. Thank you for the follow. Oh New Zealand, I love its nature. I’ve never been there myself (but probably going there in 2 years, to spend a year over there), but I found often myself dreaming in front the computer 🙂 This is a beautiful picture. I love the contrast, of the blue on the yellow background 🙂

      • In 2007 we visited both the South and the North Island. In 2012 the South Island only. Each time 4 weeks in the country, 5 weeks including arrival and departure. The people, the landscapes, the oceans, the glaciers, the woods, the sky, the sun, the wind, the sounds… it is awesome all over NZ. I still prefer the rough South Island with it’s mountains and lakes. We always avoided tourist spots and took some roads into nowhere. We had no plan, we didn’t book in advance. We stayed were and as long as we wanted. Like leaves in the wind. We used Motels and B&B and meet only lovely, friendly and caring people. So I think the South Island is our favorite spot. Here you can see the major stops of our travels. You see many white spots left.

      • That sounds awesome indeed !! It’s good to know that you don’t need to book in advance.. in many places, it’s not possible anymore (unless you can spend a lot of money).

  2. Big sigh… I backpacked in NZ for three months after finishing University… a long, long time ago. But this country is so special and I have so many sweet memories… your beautiful photo brings it all back to me now 🙂

    • I know what you mean. There is one scene in my head from 2007. We were driving to the Fox Glacier. The Tasman Sea to the left, the blue-white glacier to the right, the road with lots of curves, beautiful sunset and thousands of crickets in the dark forest which we passed. You could hear the sound of the crickets inside the car. I will never forget this moment.

    • NZ is great. Jungle, ocean, glaciers and these hills in a range of a few miles. Lovely people and great culture. If I was young, I know where to go. Thanks for your comment.

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