Silent Hippo - The Photography Blog of Martin Sebborn

Posted: 25-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015 View full gallery

The Beach Hop Warmup

On the road to Coromandel, happened to bump into the Beach Hop Warmup in Waihi - a celebration of all things 50's including cars and music! Great atmosphere!

My favourite - a real beauty!

Posted: 25-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

Hot Water Beach

The bizarre experience of 100+ people all digging into the sand in search of hot water springs that mix with the sea water - with crashing waves, it made for interesting viewing!

Posted: 24-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

More evening shots!

Another nice day around Tauranga - some more lovely evening shots today.

Posted: 23-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

A day around Tauranga

Awoke to heavy rain but eventually dried out, so went for a walk around Mount Maunganui.

Eagle Ray found on the beach near our accommodation Carol and the Eagle Ray!

Posted: 22-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

To Tauranga

90kms on gravel road to start the day! Then on to Tauranga via Whatakane (Ohope)

Swamp Harrier Ohope Beach View from our accommodation!

Posted: 21-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

Lake Waikaremoana

Enjoyable day in the remote region of Lake Waikaremoana

Papakorito Falls Aniwanlwa Falls Star trails from our accommodation

Posted: 20-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

On the road to Lake Waikaremoana

Long drive today - 450 kms..... Via the unpleasantly touristy town of Lake Taupo.

Harrods Store, Just outside Ohakune! Huka Falls

Posted: 19-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

Wanganui River Adventure

Jet boated up the Wanganui River today to visit the Bridge to Nowhere - a concrete bridge now abandoned that was built in the 1940s. Then jet boat part way back and canoed the last 10 kms through a few rapids!

Posted: 19-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

Mount Ruapehu

Drove up Mount Ruapehu to see the sunset..

Posted: 18-Mar-2015 | Category: New Zealand 2015

Hapuawhenua Viaduct

Had a good walk along the Old Coach Road to see the Hapuawhenua Viaducts - old and new