A wild time down under!



A wild time down under!



Here's a selection to show what a good time we had in NZ and Aus. They're not in chronological order and you might have to search to find the best ones but its worth the effort. We all enjoyed the semi-tropical Poor Knight islands off the North island of NZ and marvelled at the psychedelic encrusting life. We took in some of the country's sights including Ostrich themed B&Bs and blackwater rafting in glow worm caves. Then we went on to Aus and a liveaboard off the great barrier reef before visiting the rainforest above Cairns. All the pictures on this site are very reduced, if you like the look of any there are another 2000 odd which we can bore you with in all their glory... and just wait for the video to come out!

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It was a long way back
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To the warm showers and wetsuit disinfectant
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Squirts near Cod Hole Aus
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A barracuda lounging
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Frances with a Potato Grouper, she's on the right
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Dawn being circled by the cod
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What a cute smile!
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Shark and remora, we had to chase them all over to get some pictures.
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But we did get a few in the end...
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A titan trigger, is it nesting or feeding?
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A weary white tip, about to go to sleep
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Settling down for a rest
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I've eaten all the food - are you edible?
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Nice teeth
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Hawk fish - an easy subject
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Are these goatfish? I forget
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Pinkish clowns in a nice comfortable anemone
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Spotty flat worm
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Fleeing green turtle
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Lets get the shell outta here... groan
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More clowns
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Yet more
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One of the few rays - a very pale Blue spotted
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Wobbly white nudi on the ceiling
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Christmas tree worm, most were blue
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Cunning spiral eh?
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These were quite big, upto an inch!
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A sea spider drifting past
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Weeeeeeee! Sea spider away
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Wow, a little blue clam
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Clowns all tucked up
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Short tailed stingray, 5ft long
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Malibu Mals, our home in Tutakaka
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NZ sun
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One of the many fragile comb jellies
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A leather jacket, NZ trigger fish
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Bluebell tunicates
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A damoiselle, lots of them about...
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Surfacing after Jan's tunnel, we looked into the island
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Koro, the local bait fish
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Bait ball shoal
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Quite big for bait - some getting on for a foot
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Dawn over the kelp
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Dawn's octopus, a great photo opportunity
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We followed it for a while...
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He slid over the rocks slowly away from us
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Looks like he tried to jump this gap
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Which way is up when you have legs all the way round?
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See it add texture to try and blend in
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Rock climbing!
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And away!
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I swear I saw Britney Spears back there!
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Surfaced smiles after her photographic triumph
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Scorpionfish resting
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Spikey!
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Rob Spray.