Thursday, March 15, 2007

Trip of a lifetime

It has been a little over two weeks since we returned from our trip and I still haven't recovered fully from the jet lag. Probably because we just got back last Monday from my sister, Katy's, daylight savings. Australia and New Zealand were absolutely amazing. Here are some pics to prove it...although they don't even do it justice.

Sydney Skyline

Darling Harbour - Sydney

Valentine's Dinner - Sydney

Darling Bridge and Opera House - Sydney

View from our hotel - Sydney

Boston hats in Sydney - this one's for Allyson

Beach along Great Ocean Road - south of Melbourne

Great Ocean Road coastline

Cape Otway Lighthouse

Koala in the wild

Shipwreck Coast - Gibson Steps

Shipwreck Coast - Twelve Apostles (there are only 8 left)

More of Twelve Apostles

An Aussie Burger (fried egg, pineapple slice, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, meat, kaiser roll)

Bay of Martyrs - Bay of Islands - Peterborough

Thunder Cave - Great Ocean Road

Federation Square - Melbourne

Flinders St. Station - Melbourne

SkyTower - Auckland, NZ - glass as thick as concrete

Auckland, NZ

Auckland - that's alotta boats

Only billionaire in NZ owns this boat

Rotorua, NZ

Waimangu Geothermal Walk - Inferno Lake

Napier, NZ

Napier, NZ - Art Deco Walk

"Beehive" Parliament Building - Wellington, NZ

Cuba Square - Wellington

Erin, Katie B, Me, Bronwen at Hurricanes Rugby

Katie B and Me at top of Mt Victoria - that's Wellington behind us

Our view at breakfast with Katie

Lake on drive from Picton to Greymouth (South Island) - NZ

Punakaiki - Pancake Rocks - South Island, NZ

A Kea Bird - New Zealand's parrot - On Arthur's Pass drive across South Island

Arthur's Pass - AMAZING!

Waterfall that we couldn't hike to because they were repairing the trail

Leaving Arthur's Pass

Christchurch - Punting on the Avon - the boat is called a punt

Steve's driving

Lake Tekapo through church window

Lake Tekapo - soooooo blue

Soooooo clear

Lake Pukaki

On Milford Sound Day Tour - Mirror Lake

Glacier on the way to Milford Sound - Actually Fjord

Another amazing pit stop on the way to Milford Sound

See the boat at the bottom...we were on a boat that size...and it was big

Captain took the boat right under the waterfall...Steve got wet...Kelly was inside settling her stomach

Queenstown - last stop - Those are The Remarkables in the background

What a great trip!