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. New Zealand is probably one of the most photogenic countries on earth.
Visit New Zealand in 33 Photos
The photos say it all! Why you should visit New Zealand right now!
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.
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.
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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.
When you visit New Zealand you can be in the water and the snow all in the same day!
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For more on a visit to New Zealand check out our destinations page where you can learn more about the country.
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.
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37 thoughts on “Visit New Zealand – 33 Reasons to Visit Right Now”
Traveled to Australia last season, wish we had time for New Zealand. Looks so much like my Province of British Columbia in Canada. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and travel inspiration! 🙂
Hi Robert, Australia is amazing too, so you made the right decision. But hopefully you’ll make it next time to New Zealand and you are right, it does remind us of BC is places. BC is so beautiful too!
Will you share the location? 🙂
Any chance you remember “Just taking in the beauty of New Zealand” photo location? I’d love to go there!
We certainly do! That’s a great addition. I may have to make it 34 reasons to visit New Zealand. We often just took in the beauty of the country.
Amazing photography, outstanding skills!!
I am sorry, maybe the places deserve more credit…..
New Zealand is such a gorgeously stunning country!!
New Zealand is definitely on my bucket list. Such a beautiful looking place.Such an amazing photo set, I’m just imagining how great was taking them, and living the moment! I’m hoping that in the near future I will be able to visit this amasing country.
Wow, wow, wow! All of these pictures are truly breathtaking! If we renew our contract (we teach in South Korea), we hope to visit Australia and New Zealand next January during our winter break. We’ve heard it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world and these amazing photographs show that!! Great post 🙂
Best of luck with the contract renewal! You are going to love them both! New Zealand is amazing because you can see a lot of it in a short time. It’s a small country and easy to get around. Australia is awesome, but it’s large so you have to choose a State or two tops at a time. Enjoy!
Beautiful photos of my home, thankyou,but next time you visit-get in touch and I will ensure you see the beauty spots of the North Island; you have given it just a few shots -of Rotorua ,and the Tongariro crossing, but none of the Bay of Islands, the glow worm caves, the meeting of two oceans off the Northernmost tip of the country, the Bay of Islands, the magnificent Mt Taranaki, the East Coast beaches,the black sands of the wild West Coast-I love my home, and love sharing it.
Thanks Dave & Deb for the beautiful photos, from someone that was born and bred in Invercargill (bottom of the South Island) its so easy to forget and take for granted the natural wonderland we live in.
Hi Len, thanks for the comment and I am so glad that you found that we captured your country. I find that we all miss the beauty in our own backyard. It’s easy to look outward. I almost think it is human nature to.
New Zealand is really amazing country with great landscapes.
I have been to New Zealand 14 times as a tourist from Australia and love the place. This article sums up why i love it so much. Great work. Im in the process myself of putting together a few articles and galleries to help others.. I just travelled the US , UK and France and it reminded me how amazing New Zealand is that it has so much variety in such a tiny location. Well done great post.
I have only just started but here iss my link for as it grows it may be of interest. Id love ot share these photos as well if they are for use??
WOW!!!! Amazing Picture. I wants to go there soon.
Hey Dave & Deb, these are such stunning photos! I’m writing a post about New Zealand myself, I hope no one reads yours first 😀 😀
I’m a big fan of your blog, very inspiring. Ps I LOVE NZ 🙂
So incredibly beautiful. I really need to take advantage of New Zealand being so close to Australia!
awesome pics guys – you really capture a destination with your amazing pics. If i am not mistaken most of these were taken on your trip with Flying Kiwi – happy memories. 🙂
After spending an entire day researching our upcoming trip to New Zealand, this was the perfect way to end it. Dusting off the camera and lens in anticipation! Thanks for the inspiration.
Wow, there are such beautiful backdrops to take in! I especially enjoyed the varying backgrounds of the two waterfalls photos.
True, pictures don’t need words! 🙂 New Zealand is definitely on my bucket-list. I hope to visit Australia again, and whenever that happens, NZ wont be a dream anymore.
New Zealand is my dreaming county. Once i tried to apply for citizenship , but they deny. The country is so beautiful and magic. I can watch pictures from there all day.
Oh no! So sorry they denied you citizenship. Did you get the chance to visit it at least?
So, so very beautiful! I want to go there right now, but till the time I am in Mumbai I will satisfy myself with these Awesome pictures!!
Lucky you! Mumbai is amazing too!
Well, I certainly need no convincing when it comes to New Zealand… I LOVE that country. And these photos definitely capture it beautifully!
Thanks Amanda! It is true, people don’t need a lot of convincing to go to New Zealand. It’s an amazing country. but always nice to share more photos from it 😉
Some of the photos here are magnificent. I really can’t wait to do some glacier hiking. Hopefully my photos will turn out as good as these ones.
Thanks Marta. Glacier hikes are pretty cool. They are so magnificent and when you are walking on one it’s completely surreal. Hope you make it to New Zealand soon!
Omg D & D!
I allways wanted to visit New Zealand, and after this, I want to live there! Such an amazing photo set, I’m just imagining how great was taking them, and living the moment! I’m hoping that in the near future I will be able to visit this amasing country..
Thank you Zante. I hope you get to New Zealand soon too. It’s a really special destination and taking photos there was a lot of fun.
Absolutely amazing pictures. New Zealand is definitely on my bucket list. Such a beautiful looking place.
Thanks Clint. I hope you make it there soon!
Clint – I came here for a holiday 28 years ago – and made it my home. Only been back to UK 3 times since. New Zealand the best place in the world.
Amazing photos. I think I definitely need to work on my photo processing as these looks amazing. I just did the Tongariro Crossing this weekend and am in the process of blogging about it. I’m going to miss New Zealand when I leave.
We spent 26 days traveling across New Zealand in a camper van – just brilliant. We’d definitely do it again!
Wow, fantastic photo of Tongariro Crossing. So surreal.