New Zealand is probably one of the most photogenic countries on earth. There’s a reason Peter Jackson came back again and again to film his epic trilogies, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in his home country. There are so many reasons to visit New Zealand, it feels like you are passing through the set of a movie when traveling the country.
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Each corner you turn changes into a completely different scene. From jagged glacial mountains to long sandy beaches, New Zealand is a feast for the eyes. There are many reasons to Visit New Zealand including adventure travel, hiking, water sports, and culture but for me, capturing the beauty of its diverse scenery was what made it so memorable.
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The Sun sets on a beach near Oamaru on the South Island, New Zealand
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The Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo on the South Island, New Zealand
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Gazing over Queenstown, New Zealand art night. The Remarkables in the background.
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Sunrise on the The Moeraki Boulders on the Otago coast of New Zealand
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The mighty cliffs of Milford Sound, New Zealand
The sky explodes in colour on the South Island of New Zealand.
Enjoying the beauty of Abel Tasman by Kayak.
Hiking the Fox Glacier in New Zealand
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The turquoise glacial waters of the South Island, New Zealand
Standing on the edge of the Thermal Pools of Rotorua, New Zealand
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Taking a moment to enjoy the sunset on the South Island of New Zealand.
Swimming with Dolphins off the coast of the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand
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The harsh but beautiful landscape of the Tongariro Crossing on the North Island of New Zealand
The Tranquil beauty of Lake Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand.
Watching whales fluke in Kaikoura, New Zealand
Waters rage at Huka Falls on the Waikato River, near Taupo, New Zealand
Just taking in the beauty of New Zealand
The Pancake rocks of Punakaiki, New Zealand
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Sunset on the shores of an unnamed lake outside of Queenstown, New Zealand
Sunrise over “Mount Doom” on the Tongariro Crossing.
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A long but beautiful walk up Fox Glacier.
The Mirror lakes near Huka Falls, New Zealand
Random beauty in the New Zealand forest.
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A roadside stop in New Zealand. Epic landscapes surround you.
Milford Sound can sure make you feel small.
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Walking through Mother Natures canvas on the North Island of New Zealand.
Rafting the Rangitata River in New Zealand.
A perfect afternoon in Abel Tasman.
Sunrise kisses the mountains near Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand.
Stretching the wings in the later afternoon light
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Another crazy looking pool in Rotarua, New Zealand
Making our way over the 19.6km Tongariro Crossing on the North Island
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Our trip around New Zealand was courtesy of Flying Kiwi an excellent way to see the country at a reasonable price and to meet new people.