Scenes from the South Island - New Zealand

Welcome to our site featuring travel photography from the South Island. These images were captured during a 2 week bicycle tour in February of 2000. The tour we chose was offered by Vermont Bicycle Tours and we had the experience of a lifetime. We look forward to our next VBT vacation.

We have provided direct links to different sections below. However, the navigation buttons at the bottom of each page will link you to the next section without having to come back to this page. This page is best experienced with a broadband connection such as cable, DSL, ASDL or satellite. There is no thumbnail system as this page was designed to be distributed on CD to our new friends we met on the tour. However, visitors are free to enjoy the images as long as they can tolerate the large image sizes.

We hope that you enjoy the images!

PS: Please visit Towaco Imaging, Jeff's outdoor photography gallery

Jeff & Laura Galinat

Here is a picture of our gracious hosts - the VBT tour leaders.
Pictured L-R (Gerry Slager, Jan Powell, Paul Lagan)
(Photo courtesy of Paul Lagan)
Their expertise, good nature & patience made the trip the success that it was!

Here is a picture of the group at the Otira rail platform.
We just left the TransAlpine Express to start our bike journey to Hokitika on the west coast.
(Photo courtesy of Paul Lagan)

Our Vacation
(In more or less chronological order)

TransAlpine Railroad
Franz Josef Glacier
Gold Panning
Lake Moeraki
Jackson Bay
Gates of Haast
Our Farmstay
Our Helicopter Flight
Milford Sound Flight & Cruise
Gibbston Valley Winery
Larnach Castle
Penguin Stuff
Miscellaneous Images