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02/14/12    New Zealand Trip

Part 2 - West Coast, NZ

We crossed the South Island from east to west via Arthur’s Pass on a rainy, foggy day. 

Richard beside some of the limestone boulders at Castle Hill, NZ.   This rock looks a little like a praying chipmunk
010A_Richard at Castle Hill Rocks

We had a long and steep journey up a mountainside through rain and thick foliage, but it was worth it to view Devil’s Punchbowl Waterfall. 
011A_Suzanna at Devils Punch Bowl Falls

This area had many NZ Kea Parrots.  They love to eat the rubber from vehicle windows.  If Richard had not closed the window, this curious little guy would have come into the car!
011B_NZ Kea Parrot on our car

We had a spectacular view of Fox Glacier but did not have time to hike to it. 
011C_201202_01 Fox Glacier Park_SM

011D_Fox Glacier

We enjoyed a picnic lunch and walk in the area
011E_201202_01 Picnic and hike near Fox Glacier Park-NZ_SM

Richard at Lake Wanaka, NZ
011F_201202_01 Richard Lake Wanaka-NZ _SM

Parasailing in Queenstown, NZ, was great fun!
012A_201202_02 Suz Parasailing in Queenstown-NZ _SM

012B_201202_02 Parasailing in Queenstown-NZ _SM

To see pictures of the Christchurch area, click here

To see pictures of the Fiordland area, click here

To see pictures of the Southland and Catlins areas, click here


Jan NZ part 2