North Island, New Zealand -- Auckland to Paihia to Waitangi, and down the Kauri Coast...

June 28 - July 7, 2006

 

Jetlagged in Auckland...

 

 

A brisk winter day, a stunning view.

 

 

Our driving mantra: left, left, LEFT!!!

 

 

 

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Maori wood carvings form the supports for an awesome couple-hundred-year-old meeting house at the Auckland Museum.

 

 
 

 

Sound recordings: Waitangi Maori Cultural Center

Song (1:30)

Haka war chant (1:30)

 

 

 

 

Tree ferns, Tui birds and tea tree forests.

Sound recording: Tui bird (1:37)

 

 

 

A blustery day at the Tasman Sea.

 
 

 

 

 


Berkeley, California (car) ► San Francisco (plane) ► Auckland, New Zealand (car) ► Paihia (car) ► Auckland