There were just two more stops on this Smithsonian Journeys trip to Australia and New Zealand and both were on the North Island.. I had not previously been to the North Island so I was curious to see just how different it was from the South.
Lake Wakatipu. At 50 miles long, it is New Zealand's longest lake and one of the deepest at 1,250 feet. The mountains around the lake (center) are known as The Remarkables.
here and look at the unusual national park boundary around the cone here.
here on the Volcano Discovery web site.
Black swan on Lake Rotorua
toon trees, which have been introduced from China. We were here just in time to see the leaves before they turn green.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
As long as I can remember, I have known about the Milford Track near Milford Sound. In the 1970's, it seems like lot's of Americans who loved trails and long hikes would talk about a fantastically beautiful trail located on New Zealand's South Island. Although there was no time for me to hike the track on this trip, it would be my distinct pleasure to visit Milford Sound.
A fiddlehead on the fern
Posted by Wayne Ranney