New Zealand Pictures

Janice and I visited New Zealand from 18 December 2004 to 10 January 2005. We spent the first few days with Norm, Novi, and Matt Melchert in Hamilton. Then Janice, Norm, and I did a 350 mile, six day tour of the Coromandel Peninsula on the north island. We spent Christmas with the Melcherts and their four (New Zealand) grandchildren. On the 26th Janice and I flew to Christchurch, rented a car, and spent the next two weeks exploring much of the south island. We then flew to Wellington, spent a few days in ' Wellington, and then took the train back to Hamilton. We finished up our trip with a day at Lake Rotarua and part of a day in Aukland.

Below are links to low resolution pictures that are meant for quick downloading. Interspersed are links to PowerPont (tm) presentations of approximately 25 pictures for those who have PowerPoint (TM) and a high-speed connection.

At Bridal Veil Falls: From above - Edwin and Janice with Matt Melchert - from below - and behind Janice and Edwin
On the Tasman Sea near Raglan: Coast View - Moari Statue in park - Windblown Landsacpe - Fish and Chip Shop
Melcherts' house at start of bike tour Edwin, Janice, Matt, Norman - without Matt - with Matt
Overlook on Kaimai Mountain Site of accident - Waikato Plane - Norm, Janice, Edwin - Janice and Edwin
On the road Norm - Old bridge
Stop at "Mural town" A mural - another mural - Edwin and friend
Norm and Janice
PowerPoint presentation (25 MegaBytes) of the above slides

Near Pauanui Coast - Mt. Paku - View From Mt. Paku - Edwin, Janice, Norm atop Mt. Paku - Peter Johnson Family - Johnsons and bikers
Views around Cathedral Cove: Sting Ray Bay (1) - (2) Cathedral Cove (1) - (2) - (3) - Pahutakawa tree
Road Stops at overlook and bar
Climb view of Norm and vista
Cathedral Square , Christchurch
Scenes of Arthur's Pass (1) - (2) - (3) - (4) - (5) - (6) - (7)
Abondoned coal town near Taylorville
Pancake Rocks
Fox Cave
Stormy Tasman Sea (1) - (2) - (3)
Flooded Glacial Streams (1) - (2)
Fox Glacier (1) - (2) - (3) - (4)
PowerPoint presentation (25 MegaBytes) of the above slides

Franz Josef Glacier (1) - (2) - (3) - (4)
Near Wanaka (1) - (2) - (3) - (4) - (5)
Cruise from Queenstown to sheep farm (1) - (2) - (3) - (4)
Rural scene with sheep
Morris Minor Graveyard near our upscale motel room
Cruis across Lake Manapouri (1) - (2) - (3) on CAT to undeground hydro power station
and then to Doubtful Sound (1) - (2) - (3) - (4) - (5) - (6)
PowerPoint presentation (25 MegaBytes) of the above slides

A New Zealand fern
New bridge and bungee jumping from old bridge (1) - (2) - (3)
Scenes from Mt. Cook National Park (1) - (2) - (3) - (4) -
(5) - (6) - (7) - (8) - (9) - (10) - (11) - (12) - (13)
Roadside flowers
Christchurch: rainbow - old University of Cantebury campus - sculpture - fountain - museum display
Views of Lyttelton Time tower - Rat and Roach Bar - Street scene
Golom attacks Wellington Airport
Wellington Scenes: Bee Hive Parliament building - Artistic overpass - Town hall - Harbor View - Cable car - Botanical Garden: (1) - (2) - (3) - (4)
Train to Hamilton
Tourist traps (1) - (2)
Rotarua: Mud Pots - Geyser - Maori show
Auckland: Harbor Views (1) - (2) - Winner of America's Cup (1) - (2) -