Today we arrived in Stratford, Taranaki on the North Island of New Zealand to visit friends and family. We flew down to New Plymouth from Auckland on a Bombadier Q300 Air New Zealand flight operated by Air Nelson Ltd.
Singapore Airport was a good place to be today. The new Airbus A380 was docked at one of the "F" gates and (understandably) proved to be quite a star attraction after all the publicity that surrounded it's maiden voyage from Singapore to Sydney recently. What's incredible about the A380 is the sheer size of it. In the foreground of the picture on the right, compare the size of the two airport workers with the size of the A380. See what I mean?
New Plymouth - a trip to Puke Ariki - Day trip to Puke Ariki in New Plymouth, New Zealand
New Plymouth - a visit to the Govett Brewster Art Gallery - Day trip to the Govett Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand
New Plymouth - bridge of Pukekura Park - Poets Bridge at the main lake at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth
Lake Mangamahoe and Mt Egmont / Taranaki - Mount Egmont / Taranaki seen from Lake Mangamahoe, just off State Highway 3 in Taranaki
Stratford Saleyard and Lake Managamahoe - New Zealand travelogue for November 2007, covering Taranaki on the North Island and a trip around South Island
Taranaki - drive from Pukeiti Gardens to New Plymouth - Video of the drive from Pukeiti Gardens to New Plymouth
Mt Egmont and King Edward Park - Mt Egmont seen from the King Edward Park playing fields in Stratford
Mt Egmont / Taranaki peak - Peak of Mt Egmont / Taranaki seen from the front seat of a helicopter
Taranaki - closeup of Mt Egmont seen from the air - Closeup of snow covered Mt Egmont / Taranaki seen from a helicopter
Stratford - view of Mt Egmont / Taranaki - View of Mt Egmont / Taranaki from Stratford on State Highway 3
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook