Now I told you in the photo gallery of our 2011 trip to New Zealand that we did not quite get around to seeing all of the South Island. And, we would just have to return to continue the adventure. Well, I'm a man of my word. Debbie and I made another trip to New Zealand in April. Since we had been there in late spring before, we thought seeing autumn color would be nice. It was beautiful.

Narrowing down the multitude of photos has become quite a task. I am going to break this trip up into several galleries, this one being the first. This will allow me to go ahead and get some photos posted for you to enjoy.

This first gallery features the Banks Peninsula communities of Akaroa and Okains Bay before ending in the wine country of the Marlborough region.
Akaroa 1Akaroa 2Akaroa 3Akaroa 4Akaroa 5Kokopu Cottage 1Kokopu Cottage 2Kokopu Cottage 3Kokopu Cottage 5Kokopu Cottage 6Hydrangea 1Kokopu Cottage 4Kokopu Cottage 7St Patrick's Church of AkaroaOnuku Maori ChurchSummit Road 1Summit Road 2Summit Road 3Okains BayOkains Bay Library