New Zealand

The Milford Sound

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 14:19

Milford Sound is a fjord on New Zealand's South Island. It belongs to the Fiordland National Park, which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Boat tours along the many waterfalls and through the narrows lined with pointed mountain cones are impressive.


The Moeraki Boulders

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/28/2021 - 10:36

Moeraki Boulders are a large number of spherical rocks on Koekohe Beach on the South Island of New Zealand near Moeraki. The unusually symmetrical shapes have led to legends. Maoris suspect that the balls are eel baskets, bottle gourds and sweet potatoes from the wreck of the legendary canoe Arai-te-uru.

We were able to photograph the impressive balls in the best weather.


Visiting penguins in New Zealand

Submitted by Karin Tenckhoff on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:28
The sticker on my travel diary shows how important the protection of the penguins is in New Zealand. This sign was also found in large on New Zealand's roadsides. When we planned the trip it was clear that we would also try to see the different types of penguins in New Zealand. On the second day on the South Island, we started our first attempt from Christchurch and made our way to the coast.