Long overdue. I finally made it to New Zealand. After working for a week in New South Wales, Australia I flew from Sydney to Christchurch on the South Island. It is a short three or so hour flight. My moms family hails from this beautiful country. It is undoubtedly one of the most naturally beautiful places I have ever been. I had the chance to meet with extended family and travel the west coast highway...hiking along the way. A few photos below. I was there for only a short week ( not enough ) and I will be back for a longer trip soon.
Photographs from my travels.