New Zealand is such a fascinating place. Traveling time, with lay overs, took around 30 hours. Once we landed the long trip was well worth it! New Zealand, geologically speaking, is much like Alaska. Tall mountains with sharp ridges and capped with snow loomed over the south island. The landscape quickly turned green, then gave way to sandy golden beaches. The north island had it’s share of beauty all the same. I posted several of my favorite photos from the trip.