Living in New Zealand over the past year has certainly had its perks. After many adventures through this stunning country, I have concluded that the land of the long white cloud is simply IRRESISTIBLE. I mean, seriously, how could you not want to visit this place? Home to the most stunning, diverse landscapes, the most delicious food & wine, the most adrenaline-rushing activities and the most iconic movie ever made … Need I say more?
As my time in Hobbit Land draws to a close as I head back to Australia for the next chapter of life to be opened, I can’t help but giving this place a big old plug (for those of you who are crazy enough to have not already visited). Okay, lets be honest, this place DOES NOT need promoting. But I’m going to do it anyway. Its my little goodbye present to you NZ. No need to thank me.
So here you are, my favorite 28 photos I took during my time in NZ. Hopefully they will make you fall deeply and madly in love with this place, so much that you might just book a one-way ticket and stay here forever. Hey, it happens to more people than you’d think.
Aerial view over Auckland
The stunning Kaikoura coastline
Misty beauty cruising along Milford sound
Incredible views over Queenstown from the top of the Gondola
Celebrating autumn in Arrowtown
Bungy-jumping at the original Kawarau Bridge
Looking out over the rugged West Coastline at Piha Beach
Photo opportunities galore at Fox Glacier
First snow fall at Tongariro National Park
Cloudy reflections at Lake Mathison
Cathedral Cove at the Coromandel
The stunning night sky at Tongariro National Park
A photo stop in Fiordland
Nightfall over Queenstown
So yeah, New Zealand is a pretty magical place. But don’t take my word for it. You’ve got to see it for yourself!