Before I worked in the Snowy Mountains, a friend and I went over to New Zealand for a skiing holiday. New Zealand is a great place, it so green, has heaps of snow and yet is very volcanic. The photos below are a mixture of the ski trip and another trip I did over there around 2000.
A view from the mountain behind Coronet Peak where we did Heliskiing
The view from the Hermitage
Part of Queenstown from the beach
This is a gold mine in Waihi and is seriously deep. They are going to fill it with water when they have taken all the gold out.
New Zealand .....
This is the view from behind the restaurant overlooking Queenstown. You get to this restaurant by riding up the gondola.
Here is a view of Queenstown, gardens in the foreground and what is now the Remarkable Ski fields in the distance