15 Breathtaking Pictures That Will Make you Want to Visit New Zealand

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15 Breathtaking Pictures That Will Make you Want to Visit New Zealand

15 Breathtaking Pictures That Will Make you Want to Visit New Zealand

The dramatic and varied landscapes of New Zealand are certainly no secret, thankyou Peter Jackson! However, you just can’t compare Middle Earth to the epic landscapes themselves. So let these pictures inspire your next big backpacking trip and visit the little pocket of isolated, untouched and outstanding beauty in the southern hemisphere. Staggering mountain ranges, thick native jungle, 90 mile beaches and bizarre evolutionary quirks endemic to NZ await you… am I selling it?

15 BREATHTAKING PICTURES THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO VISIT NEW ZEALAND

Ok, being half Kiwi myself, I may be ever so slightly biased. But NZ has something for everyone, I promise. Interesting history and Maori culture/art, adventure and extreme sports, beautiful scenery (obviously), an amazing party scene, I could go on but you get the idea. I have booked my fourth trip to NZ for the end of March and I can not wait!

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15 Breathtaking Pictures That Will Make you Want to Visit New Zealand

This photo is one of my own circa November 2017, my last trip to The Land of The Long White Cloud! I vividly remember feeling more isolated than I ever had in my life, even with Jess with me. We were in the middle of nowhere surrounded only by mountains, forest and the sound of the river gaining momentum up stream. I didn’t realise at the time how much more remote we would end up on our journey over the following weeks.

Below is a photo from Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel. We were extremely lucky to get a shot san-tourist as our visit coincided with ‘rush our’ and good weather. I am standing in a huge, naturally formed rock arch which at high tide is inaccessible. The waves echoed dramatically but rhythmically, it felt like I was in a theatre. I watched the show and spent plenty of time enjoying the calm… until a few more tourists decided to join us!

Stingray Bay, Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
15 Breathtaking Pictures That Will Make you Want to Visit New Zealand
15 Breathtaking Pictures That Will Make you Want to Visit New Zealand
15 Breathtaking Pictures That Will Make you Want to Visit New Zealand
New Zealand Photo Diary: Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua

Another photograph of mine, from the same trip. This is Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua. This was Jess’s first native jungle and my first geyser. The sulphur smell was intense and as a result I had a continuous headache. The Jurassic Park -esque views were worth it though, if it weren’t for the wooden walkway cutting a path ahead I would have felt transported. We also took part in a Maori welcome ceremony and visited a kiwi sanctuary while in the town.

Below is a picture from Lake Taupo. We kayaked to the famous Maori Rock Carvings, a four hour round trip. The lake was sleek silver and silk like, reflecting the low clouds and only interrupted by our paddles. We got caught in a little rain but it was still a complete dream to kayak on. The head wind was strong on the return leg but we managed.

New Zealand Photo Diary: Kayaking on Lake Taupo
AND ONE FOR LUCK…

14 Comments

  1. Hi Jenny! I didn’t realize how beautiful NZ was!! The views are so amazing. Your photography is also really awesome and I actually thought all of them were yours but I realized you specified it only on some haha. I love that Jurrasic Park-esque picture! I would love to travel there and experience them myself. And…that sign for penguins, OMG!! That is so funny ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. The ones I got that aren’t mine are from a site called Unsplash, it is really handy! But thankyou for liking my ones too and you definitely should x

  2. These images are so stunning, absolutely love them. A four-hour kayaking trip?! How cool (and tiring haha) is that. I’m not a very outdoorsy person but this really makes me reconsider. I would love to go on such an outdoors trip to New Zealand ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thankyou! When you do you’ll have to let me know so I can send you a list of things you have to see! No of course not, I don’t have Twitter! Maybe I should get it though and ok thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week too
      Jenny xx

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