Michael Oswald - Travel Photography

New Zealand

Michael Oswald
Photography: Auckland, New ZealandMichael Oswald Photography: Auckland, New ZealandAuckland
After spending 30 hours in the plane, we landed in this beautiful city - starting our New Zealand adventure. We enjoyed Auckland very much. Despite its size, it was a pleasant place to be. (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

Michael Oswald
Photography: Coromandel Peninsula, New ZealandCoromandel Peninsula
Beautiful beaches, in summer time. That was exactly what we needed after having escaped the cold winter in Germany. Geothermal activity gives some interesting sights such as the hot water beach - dig a hole - and there is the hot water. (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

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Photography: RotoruaMichael Oswald Photography:
Rotorua, New ZealandRotorua
With plenty of geothermal activity in and around this town, it certainly has a unique smell. Geysers, hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles, active volcanoes - it is all there. (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

Michael Oswald
Photography: Tongariro NPTongariro National Park
Impressive volcanic landscapes. Plenty of decent hikes. We enjoyed this park very much ...and there is always the thrill of being close to a (very) active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu. (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

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Photography: Abel Tasman NPMichael Oswald Photography:
Abel Tasman NPAbel Tasman National Park
Great weather, crystal clear water, beautiful coastal trails, and hidden beaches to relax. We hiked most of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. It was great! (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

Michael Oswald
Photography: Paparoa National ParkPaparoa National Park
Here you can find the famous Pancake Rocks. (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

Michael Oswald
Photography: Westland Tai Putini National ParkFranz Josef and Fox Glaciers
It is a combination hardly matched: Glaciers and temperate rainforest. And we got so soaked on a beautiful hike through the rainforest. (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

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Photography: Mt. Aspiring National ParkMichael Oswald Photography:
Mt. Aspiring National ParkMt. Aspiring National Park
We weren't expecting this kind of landscape after leaving the West Coast to move inland. It is much drier here, but at least as beautiful as the West Coast. (Michael Oswald, February 2010)

Michael Oswald
Photography: Fjordland NPFjordland National Park
You shouldn't expect dry weather at this place. We had 400mm of rain in just one day! That created thousands of waterfalls pouring down all the surrounding mountains - an amazing and unmatched sight! (Michael Oswald, March 2010)

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Photography: ChristchurchMichael Oswald Photography:
ChristchurchChristchurch
This was the last station of our New Zealand trip. We enjoyed the warm weather and the nice town before heading back to Germany, where the winter and our normal life was waiting for us. (Michael Oswald, March 2010)