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 ...
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 ...
Tuatara Reptile Auckland Zoo New Zealand
Classified as a reptile, the Tuatara is only found in New Zealand and is in danger of becoming extinction - the Auckland Zoo is a great place to see one up close.
Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, an ancient reptile at the Auckland Zoo, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
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 ...
Northern Royal Albatross Otago Peninsula NZ
A majestic Northern Royal Albatross soars above the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the Otago Peninsula of New Zealand on wings which span up to 3 metres across.
With the wind beneath massive outstretched wings, a Northern Royal Albatross scans the water below at Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand.
Northern Royal Alba ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Picture Of New Zealand Sea Lions
Adult New Zealand Sea lions prefer a sandy beach as a haul out location for resting and breeding - Molyneux Bay in the Catlins on the South Island is the perfect location.
Also known as Hooker's Sea Lions, the New Zealand Sea Lion is a rare and endangered species found only in the South Island and subantarctic islands of NZ.
New Zealand Sea Lions, Phocarctos hook ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Australasian Gannet Juvenile Cape Kidnappers NZ
One of only three mainland Australasian Gannet colonies in New Zealand is found at Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay.
An adult bird grooms a juvenile Australasian Gannet chick to rid it of the fluffy white down.
The Cape Kidnappers Australasian Gannet colony is one of the best places to see the gannets who nes ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hectors Dolphins Akaroa Harbour Canterbury NZ
A glimpse at the smallest member of the delphinidae family, the Hector's Dolphins are also very rare and endemic to NZ, they are seen in Akaroa Harbour in Canterbury.
The easiest way to identify the Hector's Dolphins in NZ waters is by the shape of their dorsal fin. It is rounded or crescent shaped as opposed to the more pointed shapes of all other species foun ...
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. ...
New Zealand Fur Seal Pup North Island NZ
The largest New Zealand Fur Seal colony is found at Cape Palliser on the North Island which plays host to a large number of Pups during the summer.
The New Zealand Fur Seal was hunted near to extinction until its protection in 1894. Now the species has completely recovered and there are several healthy breeding colonies or rookeries around th ...
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 ...
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 ...
Split Apple Rock New Zealand
The interestng formation of Split Apple Rock on the South Island of New Zealand looks exactly as the name suggests.
Split Apple Rock, a rock formation near Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman District, South Island, New Zealand.
Kaikoura Peninsula Canterbury New Zealand
The Kaikoura Peninsula struts out from the Mainland into the pacific ocean and is backdropped by the Kaikoura Range.
Aerial view of the Kaikoura Peninsula and coastline of the pacific ocean during a Whale Watching flight with Wings over Whales, Kaikoura, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
If you intereste ...
Cute Sheep Picture
Not really bothered by human presence, this cute sheep just gazed unperturbed at the camera.
Sheep in Titirangi Bay Campground, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand.
Gore Bay South Island NZ
The small town of Gore Bay is tucked neatly on the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the South Island of New Zealand.
Gore Bay near Cheviot, East Coast, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.
Waitaki Rock Formations NZ
Otekaike Limestone rock formations in the Waitaki Valley on the South Island of New Zealand.
Rock formations at the Anatini Whale Fossil Site, near Ngapara, Waitaki District, North Otago, South Island, New Zealand.
Badlands Landscape New Zealand
A small pocket of badlands interrupt the coastal landscape of Canterbury on the South Island of New Zealand.
Cathedral Cliffs with Gore Bay behind near Cheviot, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
Coastal Vacation New Zealand
Kayaking the coastal bays and coves of the Abel Tasman is a great summer vacation option during a visit to New Zealand.
Te Pukatea Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman District, South Island, New Zealand.
South Island Coast Picture
Lush farmland stops short of the sandy coast of the Pacific Ocean on the South Island of New Zealand.
Hurunui River Mouth near Cheviot, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.