10 Plus Reasons to Travel to New Zealand

Map of New Zealand

Map of New Zealand

 

 

 

 

I have not been Everywhere, but I did the next best thing. I went to New Zealand.

Here, as my 2nd contribution to Blog4NZ, I offer some scanned photos from that long ago trip, in hopes that you will want to follow in our footsteps.  Christchurch is rebuilding after the earthquakes, but the rest of the country is eager to see travelers, and bargain travel abounds. Visit the New Zealand tourism page for ideas.

 

 

Punting on the Avon River in Christchurch, New Zealand

Punting on the Avon River in Christchurch

 

 

Rainforest Tree Ferns

Rainforest Tree Ferns

 

Pond in front of B & B in South Island

Pond in front of B & B in South Island

Fox Glacier, South Island, New Zealand

Fox Glacier

 

Jade craftsman at Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand

Jade craftsman at Hokitika

 

Rainbow over Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Rainbow over Doubtful Sound

Dolphins Leaping in Doubtful Sound, South Island, New Zealand

Dolphins Leaping in Doubtful Sound

 

Multiple waterfalls at Doubtful Sound on a rainy day.

Multiple waterfalls at Doubtful Sound on a rainy day.

 

Shopping in Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Shopping in Queenstown

Mt. Cook from the airplane, South Island, New Zealand

Mt. Cook from the airplane

Sunrise at Lake Matheison with a reflection of Mt. Cook

Sunrise at Lake Matheison with a reflection of Mt. Cook

ALL PHOTOS ARE THE PROPERTY OF KEN AND VERA MARIE BADERTSCHER. IF YOU WANT TO USE ONE, PLEASE CONTACT ME by email.

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler’s Library, recreating her family’s past at Ancestors In Aprons. She writes frequently for Reel Life With Jane and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

Vera Marie Badertscher – who has written posts on A Traveler's Library.


About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons. She writes frequently for Reel Life With Jane and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

12 thoughts on “10 Plus Reasons to Travel to New Zealand

  1. Dolphins in Doubtful Sound look fantastic. I had been there too, but didn’t see them except lazy seals :)

    1. Vi, I don’t know what it is about watching dolphins, but it always brings a smile. One time we stayed in a 15th century building in Monemvassia, Greece. In the evenings we could look out through the window that was pierced in the thick stone walls and watch dolphins following fishing boats home. We knew that hundreds of years ago, people had stood at these same windows and watched those dolphins great-great-great grandparents!

  2. This brings back many memories of a country that should be visited again. I remember milk deliveries to your front door is glass bottles–one lane bridges shared with railroad tracks–thirty million sheep and three million people–friendliness everywhere.

    Thanks
    Ken

  3. New Zealand is one of the beautiful sights in the world, and certainly very interesting every tourist to vacation there. This beautiful photo shows how much you love to tourism.

  4. Very nice. My favorite pic is the multiple waterfalls in Doubtful Sound. Thanks for sharing! -r

    1. Happy to hear that everybody liked these old photos. Certainly not as crystal clear as digitals, but I’m glad to have the excuse to scan them.
      Surprised nobody caught my error–The final photo shows a reflection of Mt. Cook (Not Mt. Hood–which hasn’t moved recently!)

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