New Zealand

From October to December 2008, I spent 7 weeks in New Zealand, mostly tramping (hiking) in the mountains of the South Island during their spring season. I traveled from town to town, with no fixed itinerary, staying for about a week at a time in each place to explore the nearby mountains. The main places I based my hikes from were Mount Cook Village, Queenstown, Fox Glacier, Arthur's Pass, Wanaka, and Te Anau.

If you'd like to read more about my travels and adventures in New Zealand, check out my blog MountainPhotographer.com, where I posted trip reports and photos while I was there.

Mount Cook, New Zealand
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Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand, South Island
Queenstown, New Zealand
Kea, parrot, Southern Alps, New Zealand
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Mackinnon Pass, Milford Track, New Zealand
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Rainforest, Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand
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Tutoko, Darran Mountains, Hollyford, New Zealand
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Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Remarkables, New Zealand
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Mueller Hut, Mount Sefton, New Zealand
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Mount Cook Village, New Zealand
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rainbow, Lake Te Anau, Murchison Mountains, Kepler Track, New Zealand
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Murchison Mountains, Luxmore Hut, Kepler Track, New Zealand
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Lake Matheson, Tasman, Cook, West Coast, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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Waterfalls, Clinton River, Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand
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Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
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fern, rainforest, Kepler Track, Te Anau, New Zealand
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Mount Aspiring, moonset, dawn, New Zealand
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Lake Wanaka, Roys Peak, Southern Alps, panorama, New Zealand
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Matukituki, river, Mt. Aspiring, National Park, New Zealand
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Aoraki, Mt Cook, Caroline Glacier, New Zealand
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Fiordland, panorama, Darran Mountains, Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Matukituki, panorama, Mt. Aspiring, New Zealand
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Southern Alps, New Zealand
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Mount Earnslaw, Mt. Aspiring, National Park, New Zealand
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Wanaka, Sheep pastures
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Mt. Campbell, Carrington Peak, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
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Waimakariri River, Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
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Gillespie Beach, West Coast, Tasman Sea, New Zealand
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Copeland Track, rainforest, ferns, New Zealand
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Glenorchy, Dart River, Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
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Tussock, grass, New Zealand
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Xenicus, Harris Saddle, Routeburn, New Zealand
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Kea, Fiordland, New Zealand
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climber, Homer Saddle, Fiordland, New Zealand
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Mt. Aspiring, moonlight, New Zealand
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Thunder Creek Falls, Haast Pass, South Island, New Zealand
Haast Pass, New Zealand
Lake Tekapo, lupines, South Island, New Zealand
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