1. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    May 1, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    Amazing views and nature photographs. Hollyford Valley looks like a great place to get lost in your own thoughts.

    • Andrew
      May 3, 2012 @ 9:19 am

      Yeah, the valleys were all quite inspirational. Shame we were in a bus on a schedule, although it wasn’t so pushy as to feel horribly rushed.

  2. Auckland, City of Sails – Harbor Tour » Grounded Traveler
    February 27, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    […] here, I secretly hoped to see a tropical island. The south seas with palm trees and pirates. The drive through Fiordland in the south was a start. The rain forests were just not warm enough and it didn’t really […]

  3. EurotripTips
    February 23, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Beauuutiful 🙂 I particularly love the Hollyford Valley.

    • Andrew
      February 25, 2012 @ 12:27 am

      Yeah, it was my favorite of the three as well. Very expansive.

  4. Justin
    February 19, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    This is the second post I have seen today on New Zealand. Really sending it up to the top of the travel agenda. It looks Awesome!

    • Andrew
      February 20, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

      Where did you see the other one? BTW if you are looking for even more, I just posted one on a steam train in NZ. And there will be more posts coming this spring as I work through pictures and places.
      If you like outdoorsy activities, New Zealand definitely is a place to go. There is a lot of nature to experience and hiking trails. Rent a car if you can. On the other hand, if you like big cities and such, look somewhere else. NZ definitely has some neat little cities, but the islands main draw seems to be nature.

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    February 19, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

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  6. Laurel
    February 13, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    Beautiful photos! I’m more of a mountains/forest person than a beach person as well. Must make it to NZ one day.

    • Andrew
      February 13, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

      New Zealand has it all, terrain-wise. This was a great forest though. I am much more partial to oak trees, but the beeches(three types) were cool.

  7. Jeremy Branham
    February 13, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    What beautiful views! I completely understand why you loved this. I love the outdoors, mountains, and hiking and it’s places like this that make me love the outdoors so much.

    • Andrew
      February 13, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

      Yup, this is definitely an outdoorsy area. Bring rain gear though. We kept hearing people talk about all the rain the area gets. And although we didn’t see any of it, it was still cool in the mornings in December during summer.

  8. Amanda
    February 12, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    So glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Milford (and thanks for linking my Milford post here!). I can’t wait to read about your overnight cruise.

    • Andrew
      February 13, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

      Yeah it really was a good two days. The overnight cruise post is coming. Thanks for writing about Milford. I thin I first saw the pictures from one of your tweets even if it wasn’t one of your posts.

  9. Andrea
    February 12, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    We had kind of cloudy, overcast weather when we went but this was still a gorgeous place!

    • Andrew
      February 12, 2012 @ 11:46 am

      Ugh. It was more cloudy heading home than on the way there. I really enjoyed the sun and think the rain could be neat to see. Cloudy though seems the worst of the options, but as you say it is such a beautiful place that I am sure it is enjoyable in all weather.

  10. Red Hunt
    February 12, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    What a great part of New Zealand…looks like you had a fun time exploring nature! I would love to go back to NZ and do the Routeburn Track….!

    • Andrew
      February 12, 2012 @ 11:44 am

      The hiking in that area seems wonderful, though a lot of up and down. It was a great drive.

  11. Ali
    February 12, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    You are such a GOOF! That picture of you pretending to be a monkey is hilarious. This really was a great trip, I had so much fun.

    • Andrew
      February 12, 2012 @ 11:43 am

      I am a goof and I like it. I remember the girl who took the picture having no clue what I was doing and why it made sense. I enjoyed the trip too, my love.

  12. Ariana
    February 11, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Wow, really beautiful pictures, Andy! It looks super cool. New Zealand is high on my list of unique places I’d love to visit. It looks like you picked a great spot!

    • Andrew
      February 12, 2012 @ 11:42 am

      Thanks Ariana. I’m enjoying your Turkey pictures too. New Zealand is great, especially if you like nature. This was indeed a great forest to go through. Kind of wish I was more into hiking.