Hiking near Queenstown, Sth Island
 New Zealand January 2005
 



First day of the Rees-Dart Track, very muddy the flat part

Too cold to swim!


Mt Earnslaw  (Lord of the Rings filming place) had lots of avalanches going down.


...the end (saddle) is nigh...


View from the saddle (very fine, hot weather, still, 1600 meters, snow around)


Vista towards Mt Aspiring

...one of several swing bridges on the way...

many types of mountain flowers at this time of year; beautiful alpine gardens...
   

...a huge landslide happened here...

magical mossy waterfall

jetboating on the Dart river near Queenstown

view from Queenstown's hill
 



From Te Anau to Kepler's Track, crossing the Maunapouri
 
On the smelly steamship TSS Earnslaw we visited the amazing original steam engine room.

Lake what's its name (Queenstown)



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