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Te Paki Sand Dunes

The sand from the great Te Paki Sand Dunes being whipped up by the wind in Northland, New Zealand.
The beautiful camel coloured sand of the Te Paki Sand Dunes is a great place to visit during a trip in Northland to Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga. The dunes are pushed in land by 5 kilometres ...
Maori People Taupo New Zealand

A visit to the Wairakei Terraces near the town of Taupo on the North Island is an introduction to the way of life for the Maori People of New Zealand.
A culture which is fervently protected is that of the Maori people of New Zealand. The Wairakei Terraces offers the visitor an insight into that culture, as well as to experience its traditions. ...
Lion Rock Piha Beach

The west coast community of Piha with its black sand beach and Lion Rock.
Dubbed as New Zealand's most famous surf beach, Piha Beach is guarded by a coastal formation called Lion Rock. The rock receives its name from its shape - a large full maned male lion with front l ...
Picture Auckland City Dusk New Zealand

The sun sets in dramatic style over the city of Auckland as dusk takes over at the end of the day on the North Island of New Zealand.
Auckland City and Sky Tower seen from Mt Victoria Reserve and Lookout in the suburb of Devonport on the North Shore across the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
Apricot Fruit Harvest Roxburgh New Zealand

An important fruit growing region of New Zealand is Central Otago and the town of Roxburgh where they also harvest apricots and cherries.
There's nothing quite like the taste of super fresh fruit straight after harvest. The region of Central Otago situated on the South Island of New Zealand is considered the country's fruit basket w ...
New Zealand Christmas Tree Picture

An outstanding tree of crimson flowers and thick, tough leaves, New Zealand Christmas Trees are found in areas with mild weather conditions.
Throughout the warmer coastal regions of the North Island of NZ, the New Zealand Christmas Tree (also known as Pohutukawa tree) blooms profusely from around mid December until mid to late January. ...
Palliser Bay New Zealand

The sun sets over Palliser Bay in the southern reaches of the North Island, New Zealand.
Facing the infamous Cook Strait of New Zealand which is renowned for regular gale and storm force winds, Palliser Bay is a graveyard of many ships. It's rocky shores are unforgiving towards the hu ...
Ocean Waves Pacific Coast New Zealand

The constant pummeling of the Pacific Ocean waves along the Catlins Coast in the South Island of New Zealand results in some large waves.
Large waves along the rugged coastline of Curio Bay at the Fossil Forest along the Southern Scenic Route, Catlins, Otago, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
Northland Vacation Maitai Bay New Zealand

A popular summertime vacation destination for Kiwi's is Maitai Bay in the Northland region of New Zealand.
Northland is often dubbed the Winterless North by the locals and it's just that fact that makes Maitai Bay a popular location for a vacation on the North Island of New Zealand. With a campgroun ...
Te Pukatea Bay Abel Tasman National Park

The tropical looking shores of Te Pukatea Bay are accessed by kayaking the waters of the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island of New Zealand.
Although the pristine sandy shores of Te Pukatea Bay are accessible by hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track, another popular way to access it is by way of kayak. Guided day or multi day kayak tou ...
Sweet Briar And Lake Wanaka Central Otago NZ

Backdropped by the deep blue waters of Lake Wanaka, sweet briar roses grow profusely during the summer in Central Otago, New Zealand.
A delicate aroma emanates from this soft pink, cup-shaped flower which grows wild along the Haast Highway in Central Otago. When you stop along the road fringing Lake Wanaka to take in the scenic ...
Te Paki Sanddunes

A trail of footprints are left by people climbing to the top of the Te Paki Sanddunes in Northland, New Zealand.
The golden sand of the Te Paki Sanddunes is a great place to visit during a vacation on the North Island of New Zealand.Climb to the top and launch yourself off on a boogie board. These giant sand ...
Camping Destination Marlborough New Zealand

One of the best camping destinations on the South Island of New Zealand is Titirangi Bay - surrounded by sheep and the sparkling waters of the Marlborough Sounds.
Wake up to the sound of the water lapping at the beach, and the bleating of sheep at a remote camping destination in Titirangi Bay in the Marlborough Sounds. Titirangi Bay Campground, Marlborou ...
Catlins Beach Sea Shell NZ

A beautiful paua shell washed onto the beach at Waipapa Point in the Catlins by the sea on the South Island of New Zealand.
Paua Shell on the beach at Waipapa Point in the Catlins along the Catlin's Highway, Southern Scenic Route, Southland, South Island, East Coast, New Zealand.
South Bay Sunset Kaikoura Coast New Zealand

Even on a cloudy evening the sunset illuminates the sky and landscape of South Bay situated along the Kaikoura Coast on the South Island of New Zealand.
Overlooked by the Kaikoura Mountain Range, South Bay sparks to life under a partly cloudy sky during sunset. A famous destination in New Zealand, the Kaikoura Coast is one of the best places in ...
TSS Earnslaw Lake Wakatipu Queenstown New Zealand

An excursion aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu departs from the town of Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand.
With the Remarkables looking on, the TSS Earnslaw plies the cool waters of Lake Wakatipu between Queenstown and Walter Peak High Country Farm a journey lasting 90 minutes. Commissioned on Octob ...
Mt Cook Canterbury New Zealand

The highest peak in New Zealand, Mt Cook stands at 3,754 metres, and towers above the glacier fed Lake Pukaki in Canterbury.
Mt Cook and the Southern Alps with Lake Pukaki in the foreground, Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.
Kayak Adventure Guide Abel Tasman National Park

To learn the extensive history of Abel Tasman National Park, as well as to enjoy a safe kayaking adventure, it is a good idea to go with a guide.
The pristine coast of the Abel Tasman National Park is a great place for beginners to learn kayaking. Under the supervision of a guide you not only learn the basics and safety, but they also expla ...
Punga Cove Resort Recreation Marlborough Sounds NZ

A perfectly clear pool awaits guests to the Punga Cove Resort situated in the pristine Endeavour Inlet in the Marlborough Sounds on the South Island of New Zealand.
Surrounded by lush native bush full of iconic tree ferns and overlooking the waters of Queen Charlotte Sound, Punga Cove Resort is a hidden gem nestled on the shores of Endeavour Inlet in the Marl ...
Kaikoura Coast Aerial Picture New Zealand

The brilliant blue waters of the Pacific and the rugged coast of the Kaikoura Peninsula are dramatic contrast from an aerial perspective.
A different view of the scenic Kaikoura Coast is possible by taking a flightseeing tour with Wings over Whales. Although, the tours are mostly based on Whale watching and is a great way to get ...
Mount Taranaki Sunset West Coast North Island New Zealand

Silhouetted by the setting sun at sunset, Mount Taranaki dominates the region of Taranaki with its 2,518 metre (8,261 feet) height along the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
A mountain steeped in geological and Maori history, Mount Taranaki is a stratovolcano situated near the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. As the focal point of the Egmont National ...
Rock Art Gillespies Beach West Coast New Zealand

A spiral art design made of rocks on the warm sand of Gillespies Beach during sunset along the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
While waiting for the sun to set we explored the sandy beach and dunes - shaped by the Tasman Sea, then created a small work of art made from small white rocks found nearby. Spiral rock design ...
Fantail Falls Mt Aspiring National Park NZ

Deep in the thick rainforest of South Westland are the pristine Fantail Falls in the Mt Aspiring National Park of New Zealand.
A short bush walk from the main Haast Highway 6 brings the visitor to the pebbly banks of the Haast River and Fantail Falls. The road between Wanaka and Haast was only opened in 1960 allowing a ...
Cape Foulwind West Coast South Island New Zealand

Boulders are pounded by the waves of the Tasman Sea at Cape Foulwind on the rugged West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
"Fitting boulders" litter the coastline of Cape Foulwind along the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The Tasman Sea with it's rough and relentless waves works at shaping these formati ...
Pacific Coast South Bay Kaikoura New Zealand

The Kaikoura Mountain Range sits above the mist as the sunset illuminates the Pacific Coast of South Bay on the South Island of New Zealand.
Dominating and looking over the Pacific coast of South Bay, the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain range (also known as the Kaikouras) raises gradually at first from the coastline to it's highest point of ...
Castlepoint Lighthouse

Facing the mighty Pacific Ocean the Castlepoint Lighthouse stands on a bed of rock along the Wairarapa coast in New Zealand.
Now in a state of retirement, the Castlepoint Lighthouse was once the first sign of landfall for ships bound for the port of Wellington who'd travelled from America and Panama. The Castlepoint Lighthouse ...
Cape Reinga Lighthouse Picture

Among the most photographed lighthouses in New Zealand, the Cape Reinga Lighthouse has seen many people come and go.
Although not situated at the actual northern most tip of New Zealand, the Cape Reinga Lighthouse is the furthest north most people, tourists and nationals alike, can travel to. The northern mos ...
Maori Carving Wairakei Terraces New Zealand

On close inspection of a pou (totem) at the Wairakei Terraces Maori Village near Taupo in New Zealand, you can see the intricate details of the carving and other features.
Pou (Totem) at the Wairakei Terraces Maori Village near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand. This portion of the Pou shows the serpent form of the God of the Waterways.
Ship Creek Westland South Island NZ

A beach fringing Ship Creek is littered with driftwood heaved over by the relentless waves of the Tasman Sea along the coast of Westland on the South Island of NZ.
Driftwood scattered on the beach at Ship Creek along Highway 6, the Glacier Highway, Westland, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
White Island Volcano Bay Of Plenty New Zealand

Also known as Whakaari by the maori, White Island is New Zealand's only marine volcano situated in the Bay of Plenty in the North Island.
An exciting experience during a visit to New Zealand is to walk amongst steaming fumeroles, bubbling pools, and a highly acidic lake and streams on White Island in the Bay of Plenty. A sometime ...
Nelson Lakes National Park Fern Picture

Under the shelter of the forest canopy along the Bellbird Walk in the Nelson Lakes National Park, various varieties of ferns grow prolifically.
A sign of new life - an unfurling shoot of a fern plant near the shores of Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. Regenerating constantly in the righ ...
Muriwai Beach NZ

The Tasman Sea gently laps the shores of the North Island at Muriwai Beach near Auckland, NZ, New Zealand.
A great place for bird watching is Muriwai Beach situated a little north of Auckland City on the North Island of New Zealand. Muriwai Beach area is an important mainland Gannet breeding site and a ...
Huka Falls Taupo New Zealand

The Waikato River (usually 100 metres across) squeezes through a narrow canyon 15 metres across creating the Huka Falls near the town of Taupo, North Island, New Zealand.
The final stage of the Huka Falls is the most impressive, where the Waikato River (having been squeezed through a narrow canyon) plunges over an 11 metre escarpment Huka Falls along the Waikato ...
Bay Of Islands Accommodation Paihia

The view from Cooks Lookout Motel in Paihia, Bay of Islands is a million dollar view!
Situated close to the Haruru Falls near the town of Paihia, Cook's Lookout Motel offers stunning views of the Bay of Islands, the town of Russell and the Pacific Ocean. View over Waitangi towar ...
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