In winter 2004, I made a final 2000km road trip through New Zealand's south.
These are some of the photos that I took.
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Could someone please stop staring and lend me a hand with that tower?
a different part of Lake Wanaka
Queenstown panorama in winter
Almost the same panorama a couple weeks earlier - photo courtesy of Karsten Sperling
A part of the Kepler track
Lake Wakatipu (?)
View from Cardrona towards Queenstown
typical west coast scene
vegetation near Knights Point, on the west coast
Franz Josef Glacier
A misleading picture pretending that I can ice climb; in truth, the ice was quite horizontal right below my feet
View from Franz Josef Glacier down into the valley
Luke and Tarpan, in front of two icy pillars
Our guides, carving fresh steps into the ice (soon afterwards, they noticed that they had led us into a dead end).
Our guide and two of us walking through a small crevasse.
Our party on the way down.
One of our guides.
Me walking down the comfy steps on the steepest part.
once more Lake Matheson
Lake Matheson panorama
typical west coast scene
seriously, it always looks this beautiful!
slightly rough sea, and some rocks
Near Punakaki - note the pancake rocks (layered limestone rocks) in the upper right of the picture.
Some of the larger waves' water was propelled all the way up this 30m vent and then squirted out of the top opening. Also see a videoclip (DivX , 3 sec, 328 KBytes).
Pancake rocks at dusk
Beautiful dusk scene at the pancake rocks.
further to the left, as a medium wave splashes onto the rocks
a second later: the wave retreats
A Kea, a native New Zealand bird, near Arthur's pass
a bridge just west of Arthur's pass
Snowfight posing on Mt Isobel, with a huge icicle and a fire extinguisher!
view over the Hanmer plains
Tobias vs. Ben
Tobias stabs Franz, Ben tries a new deodorant
Ben "ice antlers" Low
The tramping club ball, themed "once upon a fairy tale".
Bridget the witch
Getting ready for the undie 500 departure, featuring a fighter plane and Sars (477141g net; "A SARS a day makes you cough, spew and spray")
Tui beer brand: "Horn broken, watch for finger!"; "Caution: I make toilet stops often".
Sift - "caution: may contain traces of nuts"
My old car (note the smashed left headlight), participating at the undie 500 for rdu 98.5 fm.
remember the Titanus
lego - this team won the best dressed car award.