Bernie and Denise Down Under

February 16 – 24, 2019 New Zealand

February 25 – March 4, 2019 Australia

Bernie and Denise started their exploration of New Zealand’s north island in Auckland, then boarded Le Laperouse to make a figure 8 around  the entire country.  They sailed down the east coast of the north island and the west coast of the south island, ending in Queenstown.  Along the way they visited a Maori village; an active volcano; the beautiful city of Napier during the Art Deco festival; the capitol city, Wellington; Milford Sound during a rain storm; disembarked at Dunedin and ended their exploration in Queenstown on the south island.

That was followed by a flight across “the ditch” and a whirlwind tour along the east coast of Australia.  Starting in Melbourne (the “r” is silent), up to Cairns (this “r” is also silent) and the Great Barrier Reef, and ending in Sydney.

Clicking on any of the links below will open a new tab showing thumbnails of photo highlights.  Clicking on any thumbnail will expand the photo and clicking on the “i” to the right of a picture tells a little about it.

View of Queenstown, NZ

Queenstown, across Lake Wakatipu from our hotel, the Hilton Queenstown

Highlights of New Zealand
Sydney Opera House at night

Sydney Opera House at night

Highlights of Australia
Masked Lapwing bird

Masked Lapwing

Bernie's birds of Australia and New Zealand