A very warm welcome to you.
This is the last episode of the
We stayed in a beautiful retreat sanctuary called Tauhara Retreat Centre. It was autumn, and for us, living in the tropics, the blazing colours of the trees was a real treat. Do consider staying there if you go to this part of New Zealand.
Rotorua is a thermal wonderland. It is known affectionately by New Zealanders as “Rotten Rua” because of the strong smell of rotten eggs that pervades everywhere. While we were there we went to a geothermal park called Wai-O-Tapu, which is Maori for “Sacred Waters”
Here’s something interesting.
There are not many people in
On 26 June Daniela and I fly to the
I hope you enjoy the photos.
Early morning departure from Waiheke on the
car ferry to go to the North Island
Arriving in the glow of sunrise on the North Island
Michael walking in Wai-O-Taupo, near Rotorua.
I guess some need to be told......
Fying Pan Flat
Devil's Bath....but we couldn't see him....
Artist's Palette at dusk
Tauhara Retreat Centre
Early morning view of Mt. Tauhara from the
I'm a really beautiful mushroom but I'm very dangerous!
I'm an amanita muscaria the quintessential toadstool.
View of Lake Taupo from the Retreat Centre
Lots of confusion here...Am I a swan or a duck?
I think I'm a swan....but then....
We're definitely cormorants!
Hot thermal waters pour into parts of the lake
The cleanest water we have ever seen.
In a natural park near Rotorua. On
the left side is a Waka, a traditional
Maori carving on the Waka
Now some fine specimens of New Zealand
animals. How about this beautiful pig
And of course the classic sheep.
And handsome heads. First let me introduce you
And here is "simply gorgeous" I have no idea
what kind of bird he is. Can anyone help?
And finally "mirror, mirror on the wall, who is
the most beautiful chicken of them all?"