Tauranga Forest

Tauranga-Forest
The dappled light and magical atmosphere kept us transfixed in this ancient Tauranga forest – New Zealand.

Approaching Tauranga

Approaching-Tauranga
The sun was just peeking over the horizon as we approached Tauranga on New Zealand’s North Island. It was the perfect invitation to explore the largest city in the Bay of Plenty!

Taieri River Gorge

Taieri River Gorge
The outside platform between the train cars was my viewing station during our sightseeing trip through the Taieri River Gorge. Talk about “camera shake”! Departing from the historic Dunedin Railway Station and travelling through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, we crossed wrought iron viaducts and meandered through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago.