New Zealand,

16 November 2011 to 03 December 2011

18 Days 17 Nights.


Views of South Island

Day 1, Wednesday, 16 November 2011

KL Sentral, on way to LCCT,
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Loc.: In the plane. Date: 16 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 2, Thursday, 17 November 2011

Looking out,
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Loc.: In the plane. Date: 17 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Airport, Christchurch,
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 17 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
5 mins to Kaikoura, land of the Kai (food) crayfish (Koura).
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 17 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 3, Friday, 18 November 2011

Blue Sea Motel, Kaikoura,
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Fyffe bay, Kaikoura,
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Kaikoura Range & Fyffe Mountain, Kaikoura,
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Peninsular Cliff Hill, Kaikoura,
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View from Fyffe Palmer Track, Kaikoura,
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 18 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 4, Saturday, 19 November 2011

Conway River, boundary between the Canterbury and Marlborough.
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 19 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hanmer Springs, natural hot springs
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Loc.: Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 19 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Irimahuwhero Viewpoint, Punakaiki.
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Loc.: West Coast, New Zealand. Date: 19 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Pancake Rock Blow Holes, Punakaiki.
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Loc.: West Coast, New Zealand. Date: 19 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 5, Sunday, 20 November 2011

Clock Tower, Hokitika.
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Loc.: West Coast, New Zealand. Date: 20 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Fox Glacier, Te Moeka o Tuawe, Fox Town.
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Loc.: West Coast, New Zealand. Date: 20 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 6, Monday, 21 November 2011

Roaring Billy Falls, Haast Pass. Haast River boundary of West Coast and Otago
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 21 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
River of Blue Pools, Haast Pass. Haast River.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 21 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Prayer of a 1000 cranes.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 21 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The 3 monkeys, Puzzling World, Wanaka,
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 21 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Rainbow at the Remarkables Range, Mt. Aspire Nat. Park, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 21 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 21 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 7, Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Dawn over Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 22 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Little Lake Hayes, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 22 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Kawarau River from Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 22 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Kawarau River, shootover Jet boat, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 22 November 2011
Photo: Michael Ooi.
Ah Lum's Store, Arrowtown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 22 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Church, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 22 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Outskirt landscape, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 22 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 8, Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Cecil Road Reserve, in front of the Colonial Village Motel, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
At the lake, Cecil Road Reserve, Queenstown.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
NZone Sky Dive.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Creeping rose at Red Tussock Motel, Te Anau.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 23 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 9, Thursday, 24 November 2011

Eglintom River at Te Anau Downs,
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View from back of the ferry on Lake Te Anau.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
GPS on the ferry, near Dot Island,
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of the landscape, near Glade Wharf,
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Milford Track Day 1, 5 km.

View of the landscape, a distance from the start of the track,
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking back, a glimse of Lake Te Anau.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
An unspoiled river valley.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The river near Glade House.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The first and longest suspension bridge.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Chee Keong crossing the bridge.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A side track to view the Clinton River and Beech Trees.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Crystal clear water of the Clinton River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Snow mountains, green forests, clear rver and white beaches.
Mt. Mitchelson 1939 meters, (middle), Clinton River North branch (front)
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Beneath an upturned tree.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The off track to wetlands.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Blackish water at the wetlands.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
One of the posters at the wetlands.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Bog scape.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking towards Mt. Sentinel.
Mt. Sentinel (middle), Wetlands (front)
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Firewood store.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Growth rings of a Red Beech trunk section.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 24 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 10, Friday, 25 November 2011

Milford Track Day 2, 16.5 km.

From Clinton Hut towards Mitaro Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Deserted track, not far from Clinton Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Clinton River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A leaf of red Supplejack, (Kareaopirita), to the ground it tries to get.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A stream to Clinton River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
An off track to Clinton River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View from Clinton River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Low morning clouds rising.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Spring season snow on mountain tops.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Still quite river pools caused by drifting fallen trees.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
If only I don't have to get to Mintaro before dark, I'll enjoy this more.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
On a mosses bed, a Kamahi leaf's fate.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
On the naked ground, the Horopita leaf found.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
But broken and unknown, it lies dangling alone.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Clinton: Cold, Calm, Clean and Clear.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Rapids where two river meets at the Clinton River fork. (see map).
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Snowy Mt. Sentinel and the Clinton River North branch.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Clinton River at the fork. River on left is the West Branch.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
As the sun breaks through.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The quiet long narrow track.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The track toilet at Clinton Forks.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking up.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A natural archway.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A stream.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Twin chicken craws.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Trees, water falls, mountains and snow.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng..
A mirror pool.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The mirror pool, view.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Meeting Connie and Yun Ching.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Open area caused by the 1982 landslide. Notice the wild Paeadise Shekduck in the middle of the pix.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Northern view of the open area caused by the 1982 landslide.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Dead lake, notice the stumps of the dead beech trees.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hirere Toilet near Hurere Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hirere Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
First view of Mackinnon Pass and the Pompolona Icefields.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Open prairie area.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
An animal trap.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Bus stop Shelter.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Bridge over Marlene's Creek.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Track of loose rocts.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Pompolona Lodge for Guilded Trackers..
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Danger of falling ice.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Up the valley.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
St. Quinitin Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A small fall.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 25 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 11, Saturday, 26 November 2011

Milford Track Day 3, 14 km.

View infront of Mintano Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
To the left sun rays on the snow peak behind the trees.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Lake Mintano.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Towards the snow mountains.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
High mountains.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Deep valleys.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Wing swept trees.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Flora at its best.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Awesome views.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The weak and the strong.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
And snaps its beauty.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
What a view to behold.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Dwarf by the mountains, background peaks are part of the Nicholas Cirque.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking up, the mountain peaks.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking down, the valley below.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
At last the Mackinnon Memorial.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A quick look around.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Mintaro valley and lake.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
From the ridge to Mackinnon Pass.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
On the other side, a look back from beneth Mt. Baloon.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A look down.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Emergency track, following the dry river bed down.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Tracking close to cooling falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Enjoying the sights, along the Roaring Burn River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Enjoying the splander, along Anderson Cascade.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Enjoying the thrills, of Dudleigh Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Enjoying the sounds, of Lindsay Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Enjoying the wonder, I think this is the bottom of Lindsay Falls, sorry poor record keeping.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Enjoying the vastness.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Sutherland Falls is an outflow from Lake Quill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Sutherland Falls, from near Dumpling Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 26 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 12, Sunday, 27 November 2011

Milford Track Day 4, 18 km.

View after Dumpling Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A Waterfall after Dumpling Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Blackish pools after Dumpling Hut.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Plenty of Tree Ferns along the track.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
I love to see the early clouds rising, so I paused to enjoy it.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Guided walk tea house and Boat shed.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Long Bridge over the Arthur River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Arthur River from the Long Bridge looking North.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
On the stillness of Arthur River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Plankway over thw wetlands.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
MacKay Creek.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
MacKay Creek, looking upstream.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
MacKay Creek, looking downstream.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Bell Rock, looking inside.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Bell Rock, looking up.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo:
MacKay Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
MacKay Creek
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Green wet plains, rising clouds and mountains.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Bog ferns habitat.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A young waterfall flowing down the rocky cliff face.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The narrow path, through the lens of a misted up camera.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Following the Arthur River.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Passing by a wetland marshs.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The water here is blackish.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Arriving at Poseidon Creek, and looking upstream from the bridge.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Poseidon Creek, and looking downstream from the bridge.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
As I continued on the track.....
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
... the views of Southern Ada Lake becomes visible.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Passing along cliff ledges, hacked by hand using axes more than 100 years ago ....
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
....and eroded rock shelters.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
....and ancient artwork, by the hackers of the track.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo:
Rock tracks turned to mud tracks.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
More glimse of the Great Lake Ada.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Then the Great Lake Ada was fully visible.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Silting on the Great Lake.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The river at the shelter was amazingly clear and blue.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Tracking on we cross a bridge near the Giant Gate Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Then we meet the Northern side of the Great Lake Ada again.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The cliff in front of Doughboy Shelter for Guided Walkers.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of Lake Ada.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
We passed a stream, view towards downstream.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Up and down a small hill to another stream, also view towards downstream.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
We have reached Sandfly Point, or Te Namu-a-Te-Hine-nui-te-po.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The 1695 meters high Mitre Peak from Sandfly Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Piopiotahi or Milford Sound, the cruise.

At Harrison Cove, passing the Milford Marinea cruise ferry and the 160 meters or 526 feet high Bowen Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Passing the bluish copper rich rock face above Copper Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Angel falls, zoomed out.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Strong winds blowing the water spray backwards.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The wind changes direction.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The wind stops for a moment.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Here comes the wind again.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The skipper guides the ferry under the falls, and congraguated us for getting drench.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The wind blown waters.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The ever shifting waters of Angle Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking back at Angle Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Dale Point and the entrance to Milford Sound, looking out.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Fiordland Crested Penquins. spot me if you can!!!
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Fiordland Crested Penquins.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Dale Point on left, Anita Bay on right, forming the entrance to Milford Sound from the Tasman Sea.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Rocky Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Beautiful coastline.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Dophin swimming beside the boat.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking towards the sea, The Elephant left and the 1371m Lion right.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Seal Point, on way back, with Bowen Falls just visible behind.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The vegetation on the side.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Approaching Bowen Falls.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Anne with Ooi's camera.
Viewing Bowen Falls closeup.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Anne with Ooi's camera.
Experiencing the cool sprays of water.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Anne with Ooi's camera.
What an experience, it was something to remember.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Anne with Ooi's camera.
A last look as we pulled away.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Anne with Ooi's camera.
Fiordscape of Milford Sound.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Anne with Ooi's camera.
Vertical cliffs.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Anne with Ooi's camera.
Enjoying the Milford Sound fiordscape.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The 1683m high Mitre Peak highest point in the world, that rises directly from sea level..
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Harrison Cove, Underwater Observatory in the shadow left, and 2723 m Mt Tutoko in middle, mouth of Harrison river in the right.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Mouth of Harrison river at Harrison Cove.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Mouth of Harrison river at Harrison Cove.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Duck and ducklings, Harrison Cove.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Beach view, Harrison Cove.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

On way back to Te Anau.

Falls Creek.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.
Hollyford Valley Lowland Trail.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.
Mirror Lakes. Te Papa Atawbat, Fiordland, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.
Eglinton Valley,
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Loc.: Eglinton Valley, Milford, Te Papa Atawbat, Te Anau, Fiordland, Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.
Clouds over Te Anau
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng, with Yong Lee Ming's Camera.

Day 13, Monday, 28 November 2011

Cat's Whiskers B&B, Te Anau.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Wild Ducks, Te Anau.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Lake Moturau (Manapouri), with Kepler Mountains in the background.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Kepler Mountains in the background.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Interesting sign at Winton.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A slope on Bluff.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Meeting of the Red Bill Gulls at the Bluff.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The famous signpost of Stirling Point, Bluff.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Kelps are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales (Migula, 1909).
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The bay at Stirling Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Tautara Breeding Centre, Southland Muzium & Art Gallary, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Tautara endemic to New Zealand is a distinct lineage of reptiles, Order Sphenodontia.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Maori art, Southland Muzium & Art Gallary, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Maori parrot trap, Southland Muzium & Art Gallary, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Heather at Queen's Park, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Southland Muzium & Queen's Park, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Petrified Forest, Southland Muzium & Queen's Park, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Petrified Forest, Southland Muzium & Queen's Park, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The observatory, Southland Muzium & Queen's Park, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Wai Pun with Ooi's camera.
The Church, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Town Hall, Invercargill.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 28 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 14, Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Mataura River, Fortrose.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Sheep in the yard, Fortrose.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Public Toilet, Fortrose.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Public Toilet, Fortrose.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Stain Glass, Pukeko Alley, Fortrose - Otara Road.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
What are you looking at? Never seen a sheep before?
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
OK! This is our back view!
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Oh just ignore them, they have nothing better to do. On Slope Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Take me on, a country road. On Slope Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
country road, that is long. On to Slope Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The fence. On to Slope Point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of the downs.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Black & White.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Wind swept trees.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Leeward Shelter.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Trees that survived harsh conditions.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Slope Point, the Southern margin.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
As far as the eyes can see
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Curio Bay, a campa car.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Campa car.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Campa car.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Caravan Surfing School.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Petrified Forest.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Petrified Forest.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Petrified Rock.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Petrified Forest.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Life Forest.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Curio Bay, view point.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Curio Bay, strong waves pound the rocks.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Curio Bay, strong waves pound the rocks.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Curio Bay, gal looking at gull.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
From Curio Bay, driving pass.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Driving on and leaving Southland for Otago.
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Loc.: Southland, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Owaka, Catlins, driving pass.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Towards Nugget Point or Tokata, driving pass.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The track at Nugget Point.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View Point at Nugget Point.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The view at Nugget Point.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The lighthouse at Nugget Point.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The lighthouse, built in 1869 is 76m ASL.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Plants at the edge.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking down.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking out the rocky islets (The Nuggets).
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking out.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Strange plants.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of the bay.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The other side of the ismus.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Roaring Bay.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Approaching Dunedin.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Driving around Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Driving around Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Gulls a plenty at Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Gulls and Black Swans at Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Wild rabbits at Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Cliff & Gulls at Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Landscape at Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Sun's rays at Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
At Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Sunset at Otago Peninsular.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 29 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 15, Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A typical house, Queenstown. Please click at photo to read
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A typical street, Queenstown. Please click at photo to read
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The church, Queenstown. Please click at photo to read
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Baldwin Street, the Steepest street in the world, Queenstown. Please click at photo to read
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Baldwin Street, Spider webs on letterbox!
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Baldwin Street, make way for the car!
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Men's cruelty, vainity and greed makes an epithet of these majestic beasts
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Men's cruelty, vainity and greed makes an epithet of these majestic beasts
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looks like it is having the last laugh.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A Chinese Church
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Speights Brewery special well water. Please click at photo to read
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
The railway station.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
A Moeraki Boulder close up, Koekohe Beach, between Moeraki, East from Queenstown and Hampden.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Bridge over Middle Branch Waianakarua Stream, Herbert Hampden Road, from Moeraki to Mt Cook.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Herbert Hampden Road, from Moeraki to Mt Cook.
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Loc.: Otago, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The High Mountain Salmon Farm Lake Tekapo, Twizel Omarama Road, from Omarama to Mt Cook.
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Mt. Cook, Hooker Valley Track.

Close view of the Mackenzie Range from White Horse Hill.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Alpine Memorial, just 5 mins from the start of the track.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of the Hooker Valley, just after the Alpine Memorial. Compare with next photo.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Compare with last photo. Labelled plan of the Hooker Valley.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of the first swing bridge across Hooker River.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of Lake Mueller. with the Main Divide at the back, Mt Setton, the Footstool and Cadogan Peak are all visible.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking back view of Lake Pukaki and the brunch off to the Tasman Valley Track.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hooker river, view upstream from the bridge.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hooker river, view downstream from the bridge.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A clear view of the Main Divide with Mt Setton, the Footstool and Cadogan Peak are all visible.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Lake Mueller.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Hooker Valley Trial.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Stone slide.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Stocking Stream along the track.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Secound swing bridge over Stocking Stream.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Stocking Stream.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Pollination. Beauty attracts the Beasts.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The plant scape.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Mt. Cook Lily on way to Mt. Cook.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A small rocky stream along the track.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Sand slides are common.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hooker Valley.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Landmark rock.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
First view of Hooker Lake..
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Stocking River.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Stocking River starting point.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Stocking River Valley.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Rocks.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hooker Glacier and Hooker Lake.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Hooker Lake looking downstream.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
As time passes, light and shade changes.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A lovely ground star!
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
I thought they only do this in Tibet?
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Mt Cook Lily at the foothills of Mt. Cook.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
As the sun sets behind the mountains.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Green Tussock Grass meadow at Mt. cook's Hooker Valley.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The mountain identifier scope.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The mountain identifier, close up of names of Mountains.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Mt Cook, The Mountain Identifier Scope, Stocking Hut and the toilet.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Another look at the majestic Mt Cook
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The ragged track back.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Distance view of Mt. Cook Village.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Campers at White Horse Hill.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Golden hues as the sun sets over the mountains.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Shadow of the sun decends over the valley where I stand.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
As the shadow spreads, the golden rays bids us goodnight.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 30 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 16, Thursday, 01 December 2011

Mt. Cook Village.

As the shadow retreats, the golden rays now bids us goodmorning.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
As the shadow retreats above the Hooker Valley.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Hermitage.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Road from the Hermitage.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Aoraki Mt. Cook Visitor Center lobby.
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Loc.: Mt. Cook Hooker Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Off we go again.

Road out of Mt. Cook Village.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Lakeside with view of Mt. Cook.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Wild Pink Mountain Rose at Lakeside with view of Mt. Cook.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The road from moving van.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The lake from moving van.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Lupins.with view of Main Divide in the back.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A small pool from moving van.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Lake Pukaki, lookout and Toilet stop area.
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Loc.: Road along Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
On way from Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo, view from moving van.
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Loc.: Road from Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Church of the Good Shepherd, which, in 1935, was the first church built in the Mackenzie Basin, one of the most photographed in New Zealand, and features an altar window that frames stunning views of the lake and mountains. Read more:
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A monument to honour a good shepherd's best friend: "Friday", the Sheepdog. Read more:
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of church by Lake Tekapo stop.
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Long-shot of the Crucifix at the church altar with the scenic window view of the lake and mountains behind.
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Otago, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The dam at Lake Tekapo.
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of church by Lake Tekapo stop.
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
View of village from the church by Lake Tekapo stop.
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Wall of church by Lake Tekapo stop.
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Loc.: Lake Tekapo stop, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Road after the church stop.
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Loc.: After Lake Tekapo before Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Another church, the St Andrew's Geraldine.
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Loc.: After Lake Tekapo before Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Stage 5, White Water Rafting.

View of the Rangitata River.
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Loc.: Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Rangitata Rafting.
Helmets for White Water Rafting.
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Loc.: Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Rangitata Rafting.
Raft logo.
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Loc.: Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Rangitata Rafting.
View from site for starting of the White Water Rafting.
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Loc.: Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Rangitata Rafting.
View from site for starting of the White Water Rafting.
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Loc.: Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Preparing for White Water Rafting.
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Loc.: Rangitata River, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

And on the road again.

Crossing a river junction, from moving van.
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Loc.: After Rangitata River towards Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Auto Pasture watering arm, from moving van.
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Loc.: After Rangitata River towards Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Wheel contraption, auto Pasture watering arm, from moving van.
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Loc.: After Rangitata River towards Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Aproaching Tinweld, from moving van.
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Loc.: After Rangitata River towards Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Crossing a river, from moving van.
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Loc.: After Rangitata River towards Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A vertical auto Pasture watering arm, from moving van.
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Loc.: After Rangitata River towards Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Aproaching Southbridge Leeston, from moving van.
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Loc.: After Rangitata River towards Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Christmas Decor at a Chr4istchurch Superstore.
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Loc.: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Date: 01 December 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 17, Friday, 02 December 2011

Crack on road
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Loc.: Quake Yellow Zone, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Quake ruined clock tower
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Loc.: Quake Orange Zone, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Close-up of a crack, Quake ruined clock tower
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Loc.: Quake Orange Zone, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 27 November 2011
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Quake ruined clock tower
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Loc.: Quake Orange Zone, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Quake ruined house
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Loc.: Quake Orange Zone, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Quake ruined church
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Loc.: Quake Red Zone, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Fossil wood.
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Loc.: Antartica Center, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Ice cave experience.
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Loc.: Antartica Center, Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Christchurch Airport at night
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Loc.: Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: 02 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.

Day 18, Saturday, 03 December 2011

Sunrise from the plane window.
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Loc.: In the plane Christchurch to Sepang. Date: 03 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Sunrise from the plane window.
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Loc.: In the plane Christchurch to Sepang. Date: 03 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking out.
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Loc.: In the plane Christchurch to Sepang. Date: 03 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Looking down.
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Loc.: In the plane Christchurch to Sepang. Date: 03 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Through the tinted walkway window.
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Loc.: LCC Terminal, Sepang. Date: 03 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Taxfree shop.
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Loc.: LCC Terminal, Sepang. Date: 03 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
No gift boxes under this tree, a very Merry Xmas any way!
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Loc.: LCC Terminal, Sepang. Date: 03 December 2011.
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.