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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Verco's Tambja
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Fancy meeting you here!
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Red eye scorpion on the wall
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Sun in the kelp
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Two Tambja Verconis getting it on
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Kelp in the swell
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Surfacing by Arrow
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Our room in Aspen Lodge, Auckland
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The busy beach at Palm Cove Aus
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Up from the cave at Geyserland, NZ
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Sea snake Aus
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Little trigger
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Night time hermit
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Basket star by night
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Featherstar wandering about
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A rare Notodoris Nudibranch
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Goatfish or Sweetlips?
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Clown at the centre of her anemone
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Mr clown fish is sent out to work
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Off the back of Supersport
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The divers on our trip, lots of jolly japanese ladies and the woman with the botox injections is behind me...
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The crew, all smart as a special treat for us
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Clown at home
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A high maintenance sundae at the diner above the Cairn's  aquarium. I asked for half lime half chocolate and they managed it.
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Ms Botox leaves supersport
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Paul tucks into some food on our last night in Palm Cove
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Boys with their toys at Mossman Gorge
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Feeding time!
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Some of those Peguins must be real
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The classy entertainment near our B&B in Auckland
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Tree ferns on top of the Dome NZ
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Flora on the Dome
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Paul and I discussed which bus to hire and as you can see the choice was perfect...
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Paul catches up on 40,000 winks
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Grey moray, in a sponge
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An elephants ear sponge
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Clown nudibranches having it off
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Bryzoans, amongst a wealth of encrusting life
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Damoiselle in mid air
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Damoiselle having a rest
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Morose Tambja
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Wriggly little green tambja
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Zoanthids or anemones? Surrounded by orange sponge
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Common anemones and two blue eyed triple fins
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A tambja being morose
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A variable nudibranch
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All asleep on the way home on the 5th day diving
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Trousers confiscated at customs!
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Dawn apres Reko Reko cave
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A group of polymastia sponge
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OK under by the cave wall
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A small bald yellow moray
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Flask sponges
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Comb jelly
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Moki and Mao Mao on a shelf with an urchin
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Rob Spray.