A month in NZ / by Sam Taylor

I've just got back from a month in New Zealand so I thought I'd post up a few photos to convince you to head down South and see it for yourself.

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been able to go, with my university deciding to go there for the first time on a field trip to the South Island studying glaciers and rivers, I just wouldn't have been able to afford it otherwise. Having finished the two weeks fieldwork, I was able to stay on for a further 2 weeks and ride the bike park in Queenstown, not a bad place to end up on a field trip if you're a mountain biker!

I found myself enjoying riding my bike too much to want to stop and take photos so I've only got a couple of photos of bikes. The landscape in NZ is incredible though so it was nice to have the chance to focus on that for a change.

Enjoy.

NZ itself is strangely lacking in wildlife, Singapore Airport's butterfly garden however makes for a nice way to kill time between flights

NZ itself is strangely lacking in wildlife, Singapore Airport's butterfly garden however makes for a nice way to kill time between flights

Castle Hill limestone, lecturer for scale

Castle Hill limestone, lecturer for scale

Unknown peak, taken from Castle Hill

Unknown peak, taken from Castle Hill

Mt Cook

Mt Cook

Sunrise at Mt Cook

Sunrise at Mt Cook

The walk to the Franz Josef Glacier

The walk to the Franz Josef Glacier

Waterfalls lined the Frans Josef Glacier valley

Waterfalls lined the Frans Josef Glacier valley

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier

Watching some TV with this view made for a chilled evening in Queenstown

Watching some TV with this view made for a chilled evening in Queenstown

You don't know the meaning of smooth jumps until you've ridden Huck Yeah, I probably rode this about 50 times

You don't know the meaning of smooth jumps until you've ridden Huck Yeah, I probably rode this about 50 times

Rapid randomer styling it up on Original 

Rapid randomer styling it up on Original 

The Milky Way from the bike park tracks in Queenstown

The Milky Way from the bike park tracks in Queenstown