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Auckland CBD walking tour | Sky Tower | Museum | Devonport | Mt Eden | Kelly Tarlton's | Takaparawha | Parnell St. | Traveling to Rotorua
Geothermal and Maori culture - Te Puia | Tamaki | Lake Rotorua Sunrise | Traveling to Queenstown
Queenstown CBD and Skyline Gondola | Milford Sound | Traveling to Christchurch I and II
Christchurch to Cairns | Green Island | Kuranda | Pelicans on the Promenade
Domain Park | Opera House Tour | City Lights | Royal Botanic Gardens | Bondi Beach | more...
Fitzroy Park | City Lights | Federation Square | St Patrick's Cathedral | More...
3D Images | Birds | Cityscapes | The Really Good Pictures | In Summary...

In summary

  • The absolute highlight of the trip? Milford Sound without question or a doubt.
  • Places I'd like to see again? Milford Sound, Queenstown, Kuranda and the rain forests.
  • Most way cool thing? Attending a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's 'HMS Pinafore' and 'Trial by Jury' in the Sydney Opera House
  • Best Picture? Sydney at night
  • Creepiest Picture? Giant bats in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Best Portrait? Launa Rae's picture of my dad!
  • Biggest Picture? Daytime panorama of Sydney
  • Most entertaining bus driver? Lew in Auckland ("I have a little British in me - my ancestors used to eat them!")
  • Best accomodations? The Lakes Resort, Cairns
  • Shortest night? Christchurch - return to hotel 10pm, leave for airport at 3:30 am
  • Most anticipated tour? Waitomo glow worm caves - no photography allowed... a very special experience none the less
  • Right place at the right time? Sydney opera house tour while the Sydney Symphony was rehearsing the last movement of Beethoven's 9th.
  • Best airplane ride? Rotorua to Queenstown
  • Best ice cream? Hokey-Pokey, New Zealand
  • Best ice cream parlor? Royal Copenhagen - 614 George St. Sydney
  • Best Pizza? The Cow, Queenstown
  • Best Restaurant? Il Gusto, Melbourne
  • Biggest disappointment? Lack of time, particularly in Melbourne. I would have loved to see the 12 apostles.
  • Would I go there again? Absolutely!
  • Places I will see on my next trip? The outback (Ayer's Rock, etc), more New Zealand in general.
  • When? Well, the world is a big place. I have a few 'must sees' left before I start on the repeats...
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