Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Top of Mt Eden (Skycity tower in the distance)

The sign of the extinct volcano-huge crater

Auckland harbor bridge

Skycity tower: the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere
On top has 
-Observation deck, cafe, rotating restaurant for the faint-hearted
-Sky jump, Skytower vertigo climb for the brave

Posh Skycity hotel

Sumptuous breakfast buffet

Auckland metropolis

Nightview of Auckland city from top of Skycity tower

3.8cm doesn't sound thick to me

Posing with some of our fantastic companions from Chan brothers, while waiting for the delayed flight home

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rotorua: Rabbit Shearing Shed

Poor rabbit tied

Knitting the rabbit fur

2 huge rabbits

Rotorua: Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Thanks to Vicky for all the scanned postcards!

Secretly taken shots


After emerging from the caves

Monday, January 19, 2009

Rotorua: Agrodome Farm

Zorb nearby

Kia Ora

Sheep ignoring your touch

All sheep on stage

Dogs on sheep

Shearing wool

Rotorua: White water rafting

White water rafting, supposedly grade 5

Very safe, with a few kayaks patrolling at all times

7m drop

Amazing that we didn't capsize

"Pedal back towards the waterfall"

Poor front guys

My turn

I dun know why we are doing this


Rotorua: Mt Ngongotaha (Gondola, Luge)

Gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha

Mum & Vicky, her fav shopping companion

Champagne breakfast

View of Rotorua city


See the sign 

Derek apparently flouting the rules

I dun like ski lift

Patrick & Tang trying the advanced luge

While waiting for others to finish