Hot springs and geysers, Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua

traditional Maori experience of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village at Rotarua, on New Zealands north island, allowed us to get up close to the hot springs, and mud pools and to view the Pōhutu geyser from a short distance

Swimming pools, spas and solarium

Spoilt for choice with an outdoor swimming and spas, an indoor pool, again with spas and a glassed in solarium with numerous spas, and drinks and coffee available there was no reason to be stressed

Whakarewarewa Maori Living Village Tauranga NZ, Traditional Dances

we were entertained with the dancing and with a short description of the stories and traditions behind each one, we grew to understand the culture and history of these proud New Zealand people.

Summer Fun in the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains are just as exciting in the summer as when they are bathed in white snow of winter

Kookaburra King of Carnarvon Gorge

The kookaburra abounds at the camping area of Carnarvon Gorge. It is evident that they have been fed by many campers as they are quite cheeky, and will take food from your hand, fly into the camp and sit on the chairs or tables waiting for an opportunity to pounce

Canoeing Lake Louise, BC Canada

The air is still and there is not a sound, other than the gentle splash as the oars hit the water and the canoe gently glides towards the Chateau on the turquoise glacial water of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada