28 Photos that will make you fall in love with New Zealand

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.

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Aerial view over Auckland

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Tongariro National Park looking over Mount DoomPPDP_2779 Piha Beach at sun downPPDP_2775Exploring the Hobbiton film set in MatamataPPDP_2791A fresh morning in Queenstown

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The stunning Kaikoura coastline

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Misty beauty cruising along Milford sound

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Incredible views over Queenstown from the top of the Gondola

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Celebrating autumn in Arrowtown

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Bungy-jumping at the original Kawarau Bridge

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Looking out over the rugged West Coastline at Piha Beach

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Photo opportunities galore at Fox Glacier

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Road trip to the Coromandel with views all the wayPPDP_2746

First snow fall at Tongariro National Park

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 Cloudy reflections at Lake Mathison

PPDP_2733Driving on the open road of the Canterbury Plains

PPDP_2730 Cycling through Arrowtown in the sunshine

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Cathedral Cove at the Coromandel

PPDP_2727 Horse riding at Glenorchy PPDP_2750

The stunning night sky at Tongariro National Park

PPDP_2757The gushing Huka Falls

PPDP_2787A perfect day at Lake Taupo

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Natural hot water springs in RotoruaPPDP_2783

The iconic Church of the Good ShephardPPDP_2729

A photo stop in Fiordland

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Vivid colors of ArrowtownPPDP_2785Steamy thermal activity in Rotorua
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 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!

N x

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11 Comments

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    Rachel
    February 20, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Oh Nicola! Your stunning photographs bring back so many special memories! NZ is a place like no other. x

    http://www.departmentofwandering.com

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    caitlin
    February 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    These are incredible! Great post!

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    Jodie Louise
    March 12, 2015 at 2:20 am

    These are AMAZING! What camera do you use?

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    Grace Jay
    April 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    So so so gorgeous!! WOW!
    Wondering what camera did you use to take these photos? they’re amazing!
    Grace x

    http://www.morethanexist.co

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    missashley
    April 19, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    You have just made me fall in love with New Zealand all over again!

    Ax
    http://www.ashleyhanger.com

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    Patricia
    April 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    A beautiful collection of photos! I’ve managed to visit most of those places (basically just skipping Coromandel) during my visit to New Zealand this winter and I really admire how you managed to capture those places.

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    bari
    May 6, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Pardon me while I go cry and get on a plane. :P GORGEOUS photographs. <3

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    Annabella Dean
    November 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Stunning photographs of New Zealand Nicola :-) I really like your style of photography, what digital camera do you shoot with?

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      polkadotpassport
      November 20, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I shoot with a Canon 6D :)

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