Kepler Track Lookout
Well...I'm home. Back in State College, and I thought I'd post a few pics from my time in New Zealand. Overall, I spent about 2 weeks roaming around the south island again. I didn't do as much hiking, but saw a lot of places I didn't see last year. Plus, I experienced a 5.1 earthquake first hand!
Started my time in the Botanical Gardens...
Then I headed up to Arthur's Pass to do a solo hike...
Did a lot of day hikes through old growth forests on the West Coast
Took lots of photos of Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman
Mt. Cook from Lake Matheson
Beach view from the Haast Beach (Tamaka Island)
Sunset over Lake Wanaka
Talking with a Kea on the Kepler Track
Scenic Lookout on the Kepler
Lake Te Anau
Finishing up the Kepler with friend
and fellow Antarctic cohort: Anais
Lots of great Coffee
Albatross on the East Coast
Stopped to see the steepest street in the world
on my way through Dunedin. Had to leave quickly
as the rental car was leaking a lot of oil at this point.
Sitting on a calcite Moeraki boulder, or as I
liked to call them: Dinosaur Eggs!
As a side note, I thought it was funny that at one point while driving along on the South Island, I was actually driving from the town of Gore, to the town of Clinton...