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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“Going Full Circle” (Catlins and Auckland, New Zealand – December 2, 2004 to December 3, 2004)

Complicating things were that parking in the Octagon was very temporary at best and we kept a close eye on our car in case the parking enforcer would come by and issue tickets, which we witnessed…

McLean Falls

McLean Falls was one probably either our favourite or second-most favourite waterfall in the Catlins Forest Park or Southern Scenic Drive (the other waterfall was Purakaunui Falls)…

Matai Falls

Matai Falls was the second of the Catlins waterfalls that Julie and I visited towards the tail end of our first trip to New Zealand in early December 2004. This falls was said to be about 10m tall…

Purakaunui Falls

Purakaunui Falls was probably the one waterfall in the Catlins area that received the most attention because it seemed to have fronted postcards and calendars more so than the others in the area…

Barrs Falls

Barrs Falls was the last of the Catlins waterfalls that we visited during our honeymoon trip in 2004. This was a pretty unique-looking waterfall in that its underlying rock made the water ripple…

Stirling Falls and the Milford Sound Waterfalls

Stirling Falls was the second of two permanent waterfalls that we encountered in the Milford Sound (with Bowen Falls being the first one). Since this waterfall was far deeper into the fiord…

Bowen Falls

Bowen Falls was the first major waterfall that we encountered while visiting the famous Milford Sound. I felt inclined to give this waterfall its own write-up because there was a trail that left…

Sutherland Falls and the Milford Track Waterfalls

Sutherland Falls had to have been by far the mightiest waterfall in New Zealand. Ever since Julie and I knew of its existence, we made it a point to journey to this waterfall no matter how…

“The Soggy Sojourn” (Milford Track – November 27, 2004 to December 1, 2004)

With the rain coming down harder, we had beat a hasty retreat into the Pass Hut Shelter. I knew this region was one of the rainiest in the world and they sure weren’t kidding…

“The Sound of Silence” (Doubtful Sound, New Zealand – November 26, 2004)

I was concerned that the unseasonable and unstable weather would kill our viewing experience, but as the bus driver turned into pullout, we were blown away by what we saw…

Browne Falls, Cleve Garth Falls, Helena Falls, and the Doubtful Sound Waterfalls

Browne Falls could very well be the tallest waterfall known in New Zealand so far as it was said to be 619m or 838m (depending on who you talk to and what the height criteria was based on). However…

Humboldt Falls

Humboldt Falls was one of the more dramatic waterfalls that we experienced in New Zealand. It was hard to believe that this waterfall seemed to be one of the better kept secrets in Fiordland…

Christie Falls and the Milford Highway Waterfalls

Christie Falls was a roadside waterfall right besides a narrow single-lane bridge on the Milford Sound Highway. Because it was next to a sign that said “Falls Creek”, I’d imagine this waterfall…

The Chasm

The Chasm was really more of a nature walk than a waterfalling experience, but I’m including a write-up about it because there really was a waterfall within the narrow potholed gorge. The problem…

Thunder Creek Falls

Thunder Creek Falls was one of the more well-known waterfalls in the Haast River Valley section of Mt Aspiring National Park. Julie and I sensed it was popular because both times we made a visit…

Fantail Falls

Fantail Falls was the second of two pretty well-known waterfalls we encountered in the vicinity of Haast Pass as we were motoring through Mt Aspiring National Park between Queenstown and Glacier…

Roaring Billy Falls

Roaring Billy Falls was a fragmented waterfall that Julie and I didn’t expect to visit during our November 2004 trip to New Zealand as we hadn’t run across any literature about it prior to that trip..

Depot Creek Falls

Depot Creek Falls was a rather obscure and somewhat hidden cascade since it didn’t have any signs for it (unlike the other waterfalls we encountered in the Haast River Valley and Haast Pass vicinity..

“On Thick Ice” (Glacier Country, New Zealand – November 23, 2004 to November 25, 2004)

It had been pouring rain since yesterday. We worried that this would cancel our pre-booked heli-hike on the thick ice of the Franz Josef Glacier. Given the low-lying clouds and poor visibility…

Trident Creek Falls, Unser Fritz Falls, and the Franz Josef Glacier Waterfalls

“Trident Creek Falls” was what I believe to be an unofficially named waterfall since it didn’t appear to have an official name on any of the maps that I had seen of New Zealand. That said, the…