New Zealand Has My Heart

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I spent four months traveling around New Zealand. I was mainly in the North Island but thankfully I made it down to the South Island a little bit. I plan to return for a year this December!
Matiu/Somes Island, Lower Hutt, New ZealandMatiu/Somes IslandLower Hutt, New ZealandA little Island with a lot of history. Hop on a ferry from Queens Warf in Wellington to get there. I loved learning about this island.Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours, Matamata, New ZealandHobbiton Movie Set and Farm ToursMatamata, New ZealandThe Green Dragon Pub, where scenes from LOTR were filmed.Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours, Matamata, New ZealandHobbiton Movie Set and Farm ToursMatamata, New ZealandIncredible rolling hills of Mata Mata, the town that hosts the Hobbiton movie setWai-O-Tapu, Waiotapu, New ZealandWai-O-TapuWaiotapu, New ZealandGeothermal activity in Rotorua. The whole town smells like sulfur.Tahurangi Lodge, Taranaki, New ZealandTahurangi LodgeTaranaki, New ZealandLeaving behind Tahuragni Lodge to explore more of Egmont National Park.Egmont National Park, Egmont National Park, New ZealandEgmont National ParkEgmont National Park, New ZealandHiking in Egmont, you'll come across goblin forests like this. No wonder LOTR was filmed in this country!Mt Taranaki, Egmont National Park, New ZealandMt TaranakiEgmont National Park, New ZealandAfter four days of hiking in Egmont National Park we finally saw the summit as we drove away. Go in the summer when you can climb to the top of the...Te Paki, Shannon, New ZealandTe PakiShannon, New ZealandTe Paki Sand Dunes, North Island New Zealand. We got boogie boards and surfed down the dunes- SOOOO fun!Whangarei Falls Backpacker - BBH, Glenbervie, New ZealandWhangarei Falls Backpacker - BBHGlenbervie, New ZealandOn top of Whangarei Falls. This picture doesn't do it justice for how high up it actually is. It was so cool to be able to sit on top of the water...Ninety Mile Beach Holiday Park, Waipapakauri, New ZealandNinety Mile Beach Holiday ParkWaipapakauri, New ZealandWalking along 90 mile beach- North IslandTe Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, Waikato, New ZealandTe Whanganui-A-Hei Marine ReserveWaikato, New ZealandHitch hiked to Cathedral Cove last easter for an incredible beach scene. Highly recommend, but maybe not on a crowded Easter day- I can't even...Thames, New ZealandThamesNew ZealandStunning sunset in Thames.South Island, Otago, New ZealandSouth IslandOtago, New ZealandWe stopped along the side of the road for this incredible shot on our way to Christchurch. There are pull off spots for cars all over the South...Lake Matheson, Westland National Park, New ZealandLake MathesonWestland National Park, New ZealandThis lake is best seen early in the morning before the clouds cover the mountain tops. On a crystal clear day it's a perfect reflection in the...Milford Sound, New ZealandMilford SoundNew ZealandThe infamous Milford Sound, a very popular destination in the South Island. The cliffs are remarkably high with waterfalls cascading down in...Fox Glacier, New ZealandFox GlacierNew ZealandYou can take tours of Fox Glacier to climb in, on, and around the glacier. We were too poor, so we hoped the fence and walked a little ways up the...Queenstown New Zealand .com, Queenstown, New ZealandQueenstown New Zealand .comQueenstown, New ZealandFall in Queestown, the adventure capital of New ZealandCape Reinga, New ZealandCape ReingaNew ZealandThe northern most point of the north island. Where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.Whangarei, New ZealandWhangareiNew ZealandHitch-hiked to this beautiful waterfall. I would have never known about it had I not gotten a ride from a very kind Maori man who recommended it....Pinnacles Hut, Coromandel Forest Park, New ZealandPinnacles HutCoromandel Forest Park, New ZealandThis photo was taken at the Pinnacles, located in the Kauaeranga Valley which is in Thames. It's a 40 minute hike past the hut. My favorite tramp I...
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