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Roundtrip New Zealand

After last years trip to Australia it was this year time to visit their eastern neighbours. Let go to New Zealand!

This time it was also a trip of 28 days with the following route:
Auckland – Bay of Islands – Rotorua – Tongariro Crossing – Wellington – Picton & Marlborough Sounds – Motueka & Abel Tasman NP – Kaikoura – Greymouth – Fox Glacier - Wanaka – Te Anua – Milford Sound – Invercargill – Oamaru – Christchurch.

Just can say this was a faboulus holiday with some nice cities but offcourse and mainly excellent nature and landscape and some great hikes also! :eek:kay: :banana:
We also had luck with the weather so all excursion were a Go! :)
Like last year this time we also went with Singapore Airlines by Singapore towards Auckland.

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Our plane in Amsterdam for getting first in Singapore.


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Christmas atmosphere at Changi airport.


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Our flight towards Singapore was a hour quicker at Changi so we had four hours before we took the next flight. So we also went to see a few things on the airport; like the cactus garden.


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We need to wait a bit more for the next flight.


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The next morning we walk trought the city for a nice place for a good breakfast. The Skytower is near our hotel so we see this first.


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328 m tall; We will be back here this day for some views of the city. ;)


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In the street for our breakfast location. With also some more restaurants and very good beerbars! :cheers: ;)


After breakfast we walk some more trough the city towards Albert Park.

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In Albert Park.


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Clocktower of the University of Auckland.


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I walk back trough the park towards the city center part of town ;) With some towers in view.


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Its a pretty mix and match thing wiht all types of architectures and colours in these parts of Auckland.


A whole lot will follow. Auckland part is selected the rest need some more time ;) :D
 

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Auckland 2nd part

We go on in Auckland

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We walk more down trough the city.


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Streetscene.


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Towers in Auckland


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Mirror skytower.


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And we walk a bit further again in the city.


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Nice view along the street with the PWC tower (180m) u/c


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More cranes in the CBD area; should be a residential tower of 187m height (Seascape).


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Better view on the "Pacifica" tower.


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Old vs new.


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Old and nice building; the Ferrybuilding.
 

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more Auckland

Some more Auckland

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Along the quays.


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Waiting for a green light.


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We walk in a part of the harbous with sailing boats, and lots of restaurants and bars.


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Boats.


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After some drinks ;) :cheers: it was time to go walk some more.


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Modern facade of this officebuilding.


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Interesting facade of next door neighbour building.


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Church and Skytower.


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Diverse styles of architecture.
 

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Skytower Auckland

Skytower and views

During our only full day in Auckland we will go up the Skytower offcourse 😉

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Looking up!


The glass upstairs does give sometime a bit more colour in the pic (blue or greenish)

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Looking at some towers in the CBD.


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More view on even more towers in the city centre.


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Looking down to the street :D


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Nice old buiding in the city; City hall, which actualy also got a theatre inside!


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City with also some hills in our view (dormant/old remnants of vulcanoes).


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Looking to some parts of Auckalnd Harbour and in the background also we can see the Auckland Harbour bridge.


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More Skytower Auckland

Still in the Skytower

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We zoom in.


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In the distance you can see a pretty 'young' vulcanic island; Rangitoto
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangitoto_Island


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Towers and the harbour.


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City


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We zoom in over the bay towards a tower at the other side....


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Auckland War Memorial Museum


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In the street behind our hotel in Auckland.


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At the museum of pic 51. ;)


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Our view towards Auckland (skyline) as seen from Mount Eden.


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Wider view.
 

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A little bit more Auckland

Last part in Auckland

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View from the ferry back to the city (skyline).


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Back in the city at a nice church.


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Almost felt a little bit in NYC but it was really Auckland ;) :D


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Skytower and other attraction beside the road.


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Christmas on the facade of a department store.


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Very nice architecture of this older building in the city center! :cool:


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Later in the evening.


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A nice colour of the sky and around the Skytower.


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Even later on, walking back to the hotel, we had a view of the many colours of the Skytower.


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Purple.


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Whiteblueish.


The next morning we went on the road toward our next place of stay (even for a few days).
We went to Paihia which is a nice place to explore the Bay of Island area.
 

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Thanks for the pics mate, I lived in Auckland for 9 years - NZ is my most favourite country, unfortunately can’t say the same about AKL ;) Russell in the Bay of Islands is one of my most favourite villages in NZ - stunning.
 

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I was in New Zealand for a month back in 1997 and it's great to see these pics from your holiday. Brings back many good memories plus it's nice to see how the place has changed over the years.
 
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