New Zealand Photos

New Zealand is an isolated Pacific island nation; so far south it straddles the Antarctic Circle. Most of its population inhabits the warmer northern end of the North Island. Because of its isolation, before Maori & later British settlers, with animals, arrived, plants were primitive & unique bird species evolved. Many of these unique species are threatened by human settlement and introduced animals, but the NZ government has taken strong protective measures. The living Maori culture is evident on the North Island as are many examples of Maori artistic accomplishments. Photos from 1996.

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Auckland, New Zealand Auckland skyline from College Hill neighborhood. Auckland, New Zealand Town Hall on Aotea Square with MLC building & highrises. Auckland, New Zealand Yachts at Ferry building. Auckland, New Zealand
Russell, Waitangi & North Penninsula Pompallier House and Clendon Cottage in Russell. New Zealand Details of carvings on War Canoe made from Kauri trees in Waitangi. New Zealand Sunset in Orewa north of Auckland. New Zealand
North Island between Aukland & Wellington Dense vegetation covers nature sanctuary Tiritiri Matangi. New Zealand Parasailors land on Muriwai Beach. New Zealand Waikato River near Huka Falls outside of the village of Taupo. New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand Volcanic scene on stained glass window in Rotorua. New Zealand Bubbling volcanic steam vents in Rotorua. New Zealand Dance performance at Crafts Institute in Rotorua. New Zealand
Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand Walking through the Craters of the Moon volcanic park outside Taupo. New Zealand Geothermal plant in Taupo. New Zealand Lava field in front of snow covered volcano Mount Ruapehu. New Zealand
Whanganui River Road, New Zealand Sheep meadows near Papiriki as seen from road to Raetihi. New Zealand Vegetation surrounds the Whanganui River where one can drive for hours without meeting another car. New Zealand Light stand and memorial in Wanganui. New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand Parliament Beehive & assembly in New Zealand's capital with Bowen House beyond. Wellington, New Zealand Victorian Library of Parliament. Wellington, New Zealand Majestic Centre mixes old & modern elements. Wellington, New Zealand
South Island, New Zealand On board the ferry to South Island. New Zealand Sunset over the mountains in Kaikoura. New Zealand Tranzscenic passenger train on Coast south of Kaikoura on the South Island. New Zealand
Oamaru, New Zealand Clock tower in Oamaru, once a wealthy wool town. New Zealand Three generations of wool exporters in Oamaru. New Zealand Yellow-eyed penguin on nest near Oamaru. New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand Dunedin railway station. New Zealand Taieri Gorge Rail Road crossing over girder bridge. New Zealand Albatrosses breed on Otago Peninsula in only colony in the world near civilization. New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand Rainbow in mountains near Milford Sound. New Zealand Kea Alpine Parrot on roof of car near Milford Sound. New Zealand Cliffs surrounding Milford Sound. New Zealand
Kingston & Queenstown, New Zealand Excursion steam train in Kingston. New Zealand Earnslaw steam boat at Queenstown. New Zealand Ferry docks at scenic lake town of Queenstown. New Zealand
Kawarau Canyon Bridge Spectators look on as people bungy jump from Kawarau suspension bridge. New Zealand Historic Kawarau suspension bridge now used for Bungy jumping. New Zealand Looking down at the river from the Kawarau suspension bridge from the bungy platform. New Zealand
Mount Cook, New Zealand Field of Lupins in front of Mount Cook. New Zealand Snow capped Mount Cook. New Zealand Mount Cook seen from air hidden behind clouds. New Zealand
Christchurch (CH CH) New Zealand Main post office in town of Christchurch. New Zealand Victoria Tower in Christchurch. New Zealand Street car in Ferrymead Heritage Park , a reconstructed village featuring a variety of clubs and associations, in Christchurch. New Zealand
New Zealand Maori Art Maori carving from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Maori piupiu skirt of flax scraped to form a pattern from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved face at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI
New Zealand Birds & Wildlife Pukeko native New Zealand bird in Western Springs Park. Auckland, New Zealand Gannet breeding colony at Muriwai Beach. New Zealand Red Bill Gull as seen from the ferry to South Island. New Zealand

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