Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Zealand and Austrlalia 12/19/08-1/4/09

sleeping koalaWell here it is folks, the long-awaited pictures from our New Zealand/Australia cruise! The web album contains some of my favorites chosen from over 1800 pictures Kelly and I took on our vacation. I have captioned them and marked the locations as well, so hopefully it makes sense as to where we are when you look at them. Highlights of the trip: The lush New Zealand countryside! Although the weather did not cooperate at all (11 days of cloudy/windy/wet weather), it did not hide the fact that NZ is very beautiful. Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington. An amazing preservation project bringing native species of birds and plants back to New Zealand, including the rare flightess Kiwi, and the Kaka, a New Zealand bush parrot. All of the Botanical Gardens we visited in several cities. NZ was just starting its summer season, so all the flowers were in full bloom. Fiordland National Park, including Dusky, Doubtful and Millford sounds. Breathtaking! Meeting Australian wildlife up close and personal - including Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Little Blue Penguins, a Wedge-Tailed Eagle and many others. Spending time as a family for this once-in-a-lifetime vacation! G'day Mates!


Julia said...

WOW! It's so much fun to see your adventure :)

Kay said...

Love your photos.


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