21 Stunning photos that will inspire you to visit New Zealand!

How to cope with the post-holiday blues Southern Alps, New Zealand

Thinking of visiting New Zealand? Been dreaming about exploring this gorgeous place for yourself, but lacking the motivation to get there? Well, today is your lucky day, my fine friend, because I’m about to hit you with all the motivation your sweet little caboose needs to start saving, get packing and book those tickets. New Zealand is one of my favourite places on the planet and I’m sure if you visit, you’ll feel the same way too. So, here are 21 stunning photos that will, undoubtedly, inspire you to visit New Zealand for yourself. If your bank account starts to cry, just blame it on me.

1. Tasman Lake

Holy heck! Take my money.

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2. 90 Mile Beach

Did you know they had incredible sand dunes like this?!

Exploring sand dunes near 90 Mile Beach 🌴

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3. Aoraki / Mount Cook

Like something out of a National Geographic magazine! Pure perfection. #NZILOVEYOU


4. Wanaka

Da fuq?! How is this real?

I have left my heart in so many places 💙

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5. Lake Pukaki

So many Lakes… not enough time…


6. Queenstown

Whaaaaaaaat is going on over there, New Zealand? How do you do it?

Fly on, little wings

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7. Whangarei Falls

Magical AF!

How magical is this beautiful spot? It was our first stop on day one of my 24 day tour. Whangarei Falls ✨

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8. Lake Tekapo

Absolutely freaking stunning…


9. Central Otago

The food and wine are NEXT level amazing…


10. Mt Cook

Perfect for those looking for a BIG adventure!

If you haven't tried this before, put it on your list. So fun!

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11. Cathedral Cove

Sometimes you just gotta take a leap of faith….


12. The Coromandel

That water! Those cliffs! #Gimme

Take me back to The Coromandel… pronto! So many great memories from my @hakatours trip earlier this year 😍

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13. Lake Tekapo

It’s like another planet…. absolutely beautiful.

'Your heart is fierce. Now you finally know that you control where you go. You can steer.'🎙(Steer by Missy Higgins)

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14. Roys Peak

Yep… that’s awesome. Chopper me up there, pronto!


15. Auckland

Even the major cities are stunning… how do they do it?!

@nicosgallery captured this beautiful sunset of the city skyline and we love it! #VisitAuckland

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16. Southern Alps

It really does take your breath away and fill you with wanderlust.


17. Island Bay

Alright, well now you’re just showing off. We get it, you’re gorgeous!

This morning's sunrise over Wellington 😍 📸 from @juliarachelnz via #ShareMeWLG.

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18. Northland

Yes, yes, yes! Applies for annual leave 

Golden hour. #NZMustDo [📍Northland, North Island. 📷: @talman] #Travel #NewZealand #NZ #Sunset #Nature

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19. Hokitika Gorge

Winter, summer… it doesn’t matter when you visit… it’s still heaven on earth!

The great outdoors. #NZMustDo [📍Hokitika Gorge, West Coast. 📷: @thekiwifrog] #Travel #NewZealand #NZ #Nature

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20. Lake Tekapo

Stop it. My bank account hurts.


21. Glenorchy

Argh… that’s it… I’m booking flights right now!

No. 3 of my Top Ten Most Memorable Moments of 2016 was hanging out with @midnight_photography @mattzpixz and @drdanielmd in New Zealand. After shooting sunset together we drove up to the Remarkables mountain to camp for the night ready for a beautiful sunrise the next day. After an hour or so on the side of the mountain and hearing the weather report of gale force winds and snow storms to come we decided to head back down the mountain and camp by the lake for the night. It was midnight by the time we found the camping spot and the Milky Way was shining bright so we got the cameras out and started shooting away. It was one of the funniest nights with lots of "that's what she said" moments. The sunrise the next morning was pretty damn sweet too! ✨🌙 ֹ ֹ

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Phoebe Lee Profile ImagePhoebe Lee is a travel writer and award-winning blogger with a love for storytelling. Phoebe creates practical, fun and engaging written content designed to inspire and energise travel-lovers and dreamers. Follow her and Matt’s adventures at home and around the world, right here on Little Grey Box and through InstagramFacebook and YouTube.


6 Comments on 21 Stunning photos that will inspire you to visit New Zealand!

  1. Wonderful!!! This is my goal for within 3 years! Beautiful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing. Now I am positive I need to go. 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on Vanuatu Independent Newspaper and commented:

    beautiful memories of our last trip through NZ


  3. I was just writing a similar post as I’m making my bucket list for places I want to see. Also pretty cool to see @thewiwifrog’s photo at Hokkaido gorge 🙌


  4. In addition, I would love to see the “All Blacks” play…


  5. I am solde! One of these days I will get there. Just have to pass the long-flight test 🙂


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