Archive for the ‘NZ Places’


View on Rangitoto Volcano from Sky Tower

Actually I included this photo to show that in addition to beautiful nature New Zealand also has big cities with skyscrapers. Actually there are two cities like that – Auckland and Wellington. What you see in this photo is a view from Sky Tower in Auckland. In the distance you can see the beautiful cone of the Rangitoto volcano, and you can take a ferry to it from Auckland.

Tongariro Northern Circuit – Mt. Ngauruhoe

This is a view of Mt. Ngauruhoe as seen from the first part of the Tongariro Northern Circuit great walk.
Trounson Forest

West Coast of the South Island

Some of the West Coast’s attractions are majestic mountains, sparse population, and beautiful, crystal clear lakes. West Coast is isolated from the rest of the South Island by the Southern Alps. It contains the largest area of protected land in whole New Zealand. New Zealand’s only source of jade is found on the west coast. Main towns of the West Coast are Greymouth, Westport and Hokitika. Each town has its own unique character and rich history. For the scenery, which is one of the most spectacular in New Zealand, head to the Westland Glacier Country and visit Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers.

Taranaki – The Garden of New Zealand

Taranaki is a region in the west of New Zealand’s North Island, which is named after its main feature – Mount Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont). The main center of the Taranaki region is the city of New Plymouth.

Restaurant on a tree !

Recently a very unusual place was built near Auckland: the cafe restaurant, which resides on a huge redwood tree (the tree itself is over 40 meters high and 1.7 meters in diameter) at a 10 meters height from the ground.