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New Zealand

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Travelling to South Island, New Zealand... arriving in Christchurch (South Island), (New Zealand), then travelling to/through; Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, (Canterbury) Queenstown, (Otago) Haast, Franz Josef Glacier, Maruia Springs, (West Coast) Nelson, (Nelson Bays) Kaikoura, Christchurch (Canterbury), (South Island), (New Zealand).



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Regent St Tram
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Tourist tram, in the 'Spanish-styled' New Regent street, post earthquake renovations, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Lake Tekapo
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Late afternoon autumn view, of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Mt Cook Village
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Established in 1884, within the National Park, and services a quarter million visitors each year, Mount Cook Village, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Mt Cook - Tasman Glacier
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Mount Cook or 'Aoraki', the country's highest (3724m) mountain, and the 'Tasman Glacier' and lake, Mount Cook, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Remarkable Arrival
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Flying pass the 'Remarkables', before descending and landing at the local airport, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.






Bob's Peak
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View of the 'Remarkables' and 'Lake Wakatipu', from 'Bob's Peak' (accessed via the 'Skyline gondola'), Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.






Kawarau Bridge
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Home of the World's first bungy-jump, opening in 1988, on a bridge first built in 1880, Kawarau Gorge, Otago, New Zealand.






Dudleys Cottage
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Old gold mining company cottage, built in 1880, and home to an interesting historic Chinese settlement, Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand.






Lake Hayes
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Picturesque lake, between Arrowtown and Queenstown, Lake Hayes, Otago, New Zealand.






Lake Hawea
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The stunningly scenic, 141 km² hydro lake, that parallels Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Otago, New Zealand.






Blue Pools
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Spectacular blue pools, accessed via a beech forest board-walk track, in the 'Mount Aspiring National Park', Makarora, West Coast, New Zealand.






Cray Pot
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Famous local seafood train-carriage cafe, in one of the remotest parts of Westlands, Jackson Bay, West Coast, New Zealand.





Haast Beach
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The rugged, and isolated Westlands coast-line, Haast, West Coast, New Zealand.




Up Ship Creek
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Walking the 'Kahikatea (NZ tallest trees) Swamp Forest Walk', along 'Ship Creek', Haast, West Coast, New Zealand.






Maruia Hot Springs
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Japanese created, outdoor hot springs and spa, Maruia Springs, West Coast, New Zealand.




Nelson Markets
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Catching a meal, at the lively local weekend markets, Nelson, Nelson Bays, New Zealand.






Wrecked
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The old 'Janie Seddon' ship wreck, just off the foreshore, Motueka, Nelson Bays, New Zealand.






Marlborough Vines
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Rows of autumn coloured vines, in the famous white wine growing region, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.






Kaikoura Views
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Majestic mountain views from the shoreline, on a cold and blustery morning, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand.






Catching the Sun
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A local seal catching the warmth of the early morning sun, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand.



Other New Zealand photos from my travels;

New Zealand Photos - (PhotoStream)
New Zealand (Google) photos



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Maluku

Travel map and Photo Blog

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Travelling to Maluku... arriving in Jakarta (Java), (Indonesia), then travelling to/through; Jakarta, (Java), Kota Ternate, Kupa Kupa, Jailolo, Kota Ternate, Kota Ambon, Banda Neira, Kota Ambon, Netsepa, Kota Ambon (Maluku), Ujung Pandang, (Sulawesi), and back home via Jakarta, (Java), (Indonesia).



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Ternate and Halmahera Route
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Ternate Port
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View across to Halmahera, and one of the most active volcanoes... in the World, Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Independence Day
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Fishing boats decked out with flags, celebrating 'Independence Day', Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Leaving Ternate
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Leaving the comforts of Ternate behind, on the Halmahera ferry, Sofifi, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Egolgota
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Legacy of the 1999 communal violence, where Christian churches and villages were razed, around the lake, Galela, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Queen of Spices
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Local nutmeg drying, on the village road-side, Gamtala, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Puncak Jailolo
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Riding the verdant mountain roads, around 'Gunung Jailolo', near, Idamdehe, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Desa Saria
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Floating debris, inundating the traditional coastal fishing village, Saria, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Fishing Blues
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Early morning fishing, on blue waters of Jailolo Bay, Jailolo, Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kalamata Fort
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'Kalamata Fort' was built in 1540 by the Portuguese, as defence against the Spanish on Tidore, later taken over by the Dutch in 1610, Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kapal Kayu
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Small local wooden ferries, used to transport people and spedamotors to Tidore, Kota Ternate, Ternate, Maluku, Indonesia.






Tidore Pier
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Colourful pier at the 'Air Panas' (hot spring) park, on 'Ake Sahu' black-sand beach, Tosa, Tidore, Maluku, Indonesia.



Ambon Travel Route
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Australian War Cemetery
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The meticulously maintained, 'Australian War Cemetery', on the site of the original internment camp, Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Ikan Pasar
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Fresh fish, at the bustling 'Ikan Pasar', Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Grand Mosque
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The great Dome of the 'Al-Fatah Grand Mosque', Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.



Banda Islands Route
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Banda Harbour
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Beautiful Banda bay, from my hotel balcony, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Banda Pasar
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Fresh fish, at the Banda Ikan markets, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Warung Saung Kuring
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Small local warung, in the markets, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kapal Pelni
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The KM Leuser, one of the more reliable Pelni ferries, docked at port, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Hatta Beach
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Hatta Island beach, famous for it's underwater marine drop off, Hatta, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kampung Lautaka
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The small seaside Desa, only accessible by water, Lautaka, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Benteng Holandia
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View of 'Desa Lonthoir' and 'Gunung Api', from 'Benteng Holandia', Lonthoir, Banda Besar, Maluku, Indonesia.






Kapal Bensin
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Local wooden vessel, that transports up to 100 barrels of petrol from Ambon, twice a week, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






Benteng Belgica
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A cannon rampart, on the iconic UNESCO listed 17th century Dutch fort, involved in the exchange of the Banda Islands for Manhattan, Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.






SusiAir Cessna
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Disembarking the 12 seater SusiAir Cessna Grand Caravan from Banda Neira, Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Benteng Amsterdam
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The unique 'Benteng Amsterdam', or 'Blockhouse', built by the Dutch in 1637, Hila, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Rumah Asli
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Traditionally constructed village house, Seit-Kaitetu, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Morela Bay
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A hidden gem, on the north of the island, and a great place to snorkel, or just hang out, Morela Bay, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Ikan Merokok
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Delicious smoked fish-on-a-stick, at the bustling 'Pelabuhan Pasar', Kota Ambon, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia.






Masjid 99 Kubah
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Construction of the unique Mosque, for the new 'Citraland City CBD', being built on 157 hectares of land, reclaimed from the sea, Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi, Indonesia.





Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2020 - Traveling on motorcycle through Flores.
Sumbawa 2018 - Traveling on motorcycle through Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
Sumatra 2016 - Exploring Western Sumatra on motorcycle.
Nusa Tenggara 2015 - Traveling through West Timor, Lembata, Flores and Sumba.
Madura 2012 - Exploring the rarely visited island on motorcycle.
Bali 2010 - Getting a fill of Balinese food and beaches.
Pulau Weh 2010 - Exploring the tropical under-water paradise.
Sulawesi 1996 - Traveling North to South on this amazingly diverse island.
Indonesian Adventures 1993 - Wandering through Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Kalimantan.
Asian Adventures 1988 - Getting a taste of Bali and Java on my SEA sojourn.



Other Indonesian photos from my travels;

Indonesian photos - (Photo Stream)



Indonesian Travels Map
IndonesiaTravelMap.jpg





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Sumbawa

Travel map and Photo Blog

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Travelling to Indonesia... arriving in Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia), then travelling to/through; Seminyak, (Bali), Tetebatu, Selong, (Lombok), Sumbawa Besar, Dompu, Taliwang, Jelanga, (Sumbawa), Senaru, (Lombok), Padang Bai, Ubud, Seminyak, (Bali), and back home via Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia).



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Ferry View
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First sight of the Lombok headland, from the 'Bali to Lombok' ferry, Lombok Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.







Tetebatu Views
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View over lush rural fields, to 'Mount Rinjani', Tetebatu, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





The Ancient Trees
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The rare and endangered 350 year old 'Lian Trees', that are only found in one place, Sambelia, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.







Selong Sunrise
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Sunrise on the beach, looking across the 'Alas Straits', to the island of Sumbawa, Selong, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Bungin Museum
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The 'Bungin Island Museum', on what is known as the most densely populated island/coral reef... in the World, Bungin, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Pantai Workout
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Local martial arts club, using unique Dogi-clad seaside training techniques, Kencana, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Dalam Loka
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The impressive all wooden constructed palace, built for 'Sultan Jalaludin III', in 1885, Sumbawa Besar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Lintas Sumbawa
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Passing traditional sea-side villages, on the 'Trans-Sumbawa' highway, Labuan Jambu, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Karamabura
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Verdant rice terraces, in the hillside village outside Dompu, Karamabura, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Lepadi Races
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Local horse races are held each Sunday, the courageous, black balaclava-clad, bare-back jockeys can be as young as 5-6 years of age, and the fastest horse wins $250, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Day at the Races
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Spectators enjoying the local weekly horse races, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Air Terjun Rora
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The alluring water-fall and swimming hole, which is extremely popular with locals, Rora, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Musholla
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The faithful are catered for, while travelling the 'Trans-Sumbawa' highway, at the 'Lesehan Teluk Santong Ikan Bakar' restaurant, Teluk Santong, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Walk on the Beach
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Morning walk, on the untouched surfing beach, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.





Scar Reef Sunset
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Sunset over what surfers call 'Scar Reef', at low tide, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Floating Village
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Local stilt village, built on tidal marsh-lands, Lalar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Kentasari Beach
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Typical west coast beach, on the road to Poto Tano, Kentasari, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Between Ports
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Passengers catching some shut-eye, on the ferry between the ports of 'Poto Tano and Labuan Lombok', Alas Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Rice Paddies
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Lush mountain rice paddies, cascading down the foot-hills of 'Mount Rinjani', Bayan, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.






Ganesh Kalasa
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Balinese rice paddy temple, crowned with an ornately carved 'Ganesh Kalasa', Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.







Speda-Motor Streets
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Speda-motors parked, as far as the eye can see, on the very busy main street, 'Jalan Raya Ubud', Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.





Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2020 - Traveling on motorcycle through Flores.
Maluku 2018 - Exploring the stunning but remote tropical Islands.
Sumatra 2016 - Exploring Western Sumatra on motorcycle.
Nusa Tenggara 2015 - Traveling through West Timor, Lembata, Flores and Sumba.
Madura 2012 - Exploring the rarely visited island on motorcycle.
Bali 2010 - Getting a fill of Balinese food and beaches.
Pulau Weh 2010 - Exploring the tropical under-water paradise.
Sulawesi 1996 - Traveling North to South on this amazingly diverse island.
Indonesian Adventures 1993 - Wandering through Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Kalimantan.
Asian Adventures 1988 - Getting a taste of Bali and Java on my SEA sojourn.



Other Indonesian photos from my travels;

Indonesian photos - (PhotoStream)



Indonesian Travels Map
IndonesiaTravelMap.jpg





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