This post by our 10 year old son Shahaar is long overdue as he has been wanting to write his next photography based travel post for a while now. He really enjoyed writing and sharing his past two travel photography based posts. The first one was mostly based in Bangkok and moving to Auckland. The second was based around his travels in New Zealand. This collection he had taken lots of pictures from his time in Thailand (again), England and New Zealand, but he only wanted to post his ‘wilderness’ outdoor based pictures, so together we chose images from all the regional parks around Auckland and Rotorua. In his own words…I added the links later!
In May 2015 we did our first campervan trip and went to Rotorua for a few days. We swam in hotsprings and saw bursting geysers. We also walked on this swinging bridge (that picture is at the end) and hiked in Rainbow Mountain Reserve.
A few weeks ago, we went on a hike around Shakespeare regional park and it was lambing season. We saw lots of cute lambs and my parents also saw colourful parrots but me and my sister missed out because we were way ahead of them on the trail. I saw fantails and really tried to get a picture but it would fly away too quickly.
You see a lot of blue and green in New Zealand. We hiked to a lookout point at the top of the hill and then hiked down to the beach.
We go fishing near our house at Ladies Bay and one time a starfish got caught on the hook, but we let it go. We caught a big fish that day. It is winter now so can’t go fishing, but we will go again when the weather is warmer.