Saturday, 12 January 2013

Panoramas of New Zealand

I spent a wonderful two weeks in Nelson, New Zealand over Christmas and New Year. It's a beautiful area at the top of the South Island. I've been very lucky and visited the area quite often.

I don't always take that many photographs there for some reason, but this year we played with the panorama setting on my camera.

Fifeshire Rock, Nelson Harbour

Rabbit Island

Overlooking Nelson from The Centre of New Zealand

View back towards Nelson from The Glen

Top of the Takaka Hill

Pupu Springs (actually Te Waikoropupu Springs)
Australasia's largest spring and the world's clearest fresh water
Wainui Inlet

Whanganui Inlet

Near Puponga

Old coal jetty at low tide near Puponga

Overlooking Farewell Spit
Golden Bay from Farewell Spit at low tide

Cape Farewell, most northern point of South Island
Named by Captain James Cook in 1770


Wharariki Beach

Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from Alyce  at home with books

27 comments:

Marg said...

I do like a good panorama shot. I should check if my phone or camera has that setting!

Louise said...

You should, I didn't know I had one til a few weeks ago! It's rather fun.

Brona Joy said...

New Zealand is so beautiful - always looks green and lush. I love your Pupu Springs shot - looks just like a postcard!

Frances Stiles said...

Great photos! I've always been fascinated by New Zealand and Australia.

Paulita said...

Wow! These should be on your wall. No, maybe they should be on my wall! I can't decide which is my favorite. Here's Mine

Ginx Craft said...

What a beautiful group of photos. All those different moods you have captured. I think my favourite is the Pupu Springs, with all those lights in the water.

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Stunning shots! The one of the Springs and the one of Golden Bay are my favourites. Truly striking!

Kaye said...

Wow, how gorgeous an area that is! Love the water in Pupu Springs. Thanks for sharing.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

How lovely; I'd love to visit.

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, those photos are gorgeous - they seriously look like they could be from a guidebook!

Susan Lindquist said...

What a gorgeous armchair tour! My faves ... top of Takaka hill and Pupu Springs Lake ...

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thank you for these beautiful shots. Spectacular.

Booksnyc said...

gorgeous! New Zealand is on my list of places I need to visit!

storygal said...

Daughter and son-in-law were in New Zealand (Nrth Island) working for a year and a half. These pictures show wonderful scenery. They may have been in some of these places when they took a tour of the South Island. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Baylor said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous shots. The one of the springs is my favorite.

Guess I need to try that panorama setting on my camera.

Christine Harding said...

What beautiful pictures. The scenery is stunning. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/BIJkg

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love them.

What a fun time together. Thanks for sharing.

My Saturday Snapshot Link is below.

Elizabeth
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Alyce said...

I'm impressed! Those are gorgeous! My favorite is the Springs shot as well.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

That is beautiful scenery... and even better in panorama shots.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What gorgeous scenic shots! Looks like a wonderful vacation....thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Esme said...

Your photos reveal the beauty of NZ.

Kim said...

So lovely! My dream is to visit NZ someday. It just looks like paradise to me.
*smiles*

Book Savvy Babe said...

wow, your pictures are beautiful! New Zealand is a beautiful place, I hope I get to visit there someday :) Book Savvy Babe

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

Oh my gosh those are beautiful. I especially like the one of Rabbit Island.

simpleimages2 said...

Cheri and I have never been to New Zealand. Your photos excite and inspire a visit.

We have read and seen (movies) Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit and told that the sets were in NZ.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wonderful photos Louise, super panoramic views, I must see if I have a setting for this too. Thanks for sharing,I have never been to New Zealand , looks super .

Marg said...

Thanks to this post, I found the panorama setting and had a whole heap of fun playing with it over the last few days!