Sunday, 6 December 2009

New Zealand - Dec 08

Those that know me would have heard me dreaming about a trip to New Zealand for years and years, particularly after falling in love with REAL mountains in Canada, and in December last year a few things came together to make it possible at last! Basically we started in Christchurch with a hire car and 7 days to get to Dunedin and managed to fit in a nice little tour of a small part the South Island.

In brief we headed straight for the West coast via Arthur's pass, headed down the west coast, across to Wanaka, then Queenstown and on to Dunedin to fly out.

Christchurch cathedral:

Road out of Christchurch:

Kura Tawhiti (Castle Rock):

Just before hitting Arthur's pass:

Beach at Okarito:

Lake Matherson:

Thunder falls (great name!):

Lake Wanaka:

Drift wood:

Obligatory sheep photo:

For those that are interested, my gear for this trip was:
  • Canon 50D
  • Tamron 17-50 mm
  • Canon 10-22 mm
  • Canon 100 mm macro
  • Canon 430EX
  • Manfrotto 785B Modo tripod
  • Lowepro slingshot backpack
  • Macbook black + portable hard drive
  • Polarising filter, gels, flash triggers, batteries, etc.

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