New Zealand, March, 2010
 
Oracle HQ to Auckland
Auckland to Rotorua
Rotorua to Wellington to Christchurch to Timaru to Oamaru
Oamaru to Fox Glacier via the Rain Forest to Christchurch
Return to Wellington and Auckland
 
Following the conference in Rotorua I set out by auto to Wellington with the goal of not stopping until I was far enough south to see Penguins
 
 
Step 1: Drive from Rotorua to Wellington   Daybreak on the drive from Rotorua to Wellington
     
 
Interesting geology ... south of Rotorua   Further south ... it looks like the North American west
     
 
Approaching Wellington from the north   Approaching Wellington from the north
 
Wellington Dowtown
 
Wellington Dowtown
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Arriving in Wellington ... you can understand my confusion   Which grew greater when I learned something new about fish
     
 
Waves crashing onto the tarmac at Wellington Intl. Airport   Waves crashing onto the tarmac at Wellington Intl. Airport
     
 
Step 2: Fly from Wellington to Christchurch   Take-off from Wellington heading south to Christchurch
     
 
Take-off from Wellington heading south toward Christchurch   First site ... South Island
     
 
South Island ... North Coast   South Island ... flying toward Christchurch
     
 
South Island ... Off the cost of Christchurch   South Island ... Arriving Christchurch
     
 
Step 3: Drive from Christchurch to Timaru   Timaru  Botanic Gardens
     
 
Timaru  Botanic Gardens   Timaru  Botanic Gardens
     
 
Timaru  Botanic Gardens   Timaru  Botanic Gardens
     
 
Timaru  Botanic Gardens   Timaru  Botanic Gardens
     
   
Step 4: Drive from Timaru to Oamaru    
 
Wharf: Oamaru
     
 
Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve: Oamaru   Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve: Oamaru
     
 
Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve: Oamaru   Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve: Oamaru
     
 
Bushy Beach Sea Lions   Bushy Beach Sea Lions