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?!
3. Aoraki / Mount Cook
Like something out of a National Geographic magazine! Pure perfection. #NZILOVEYOU
As much as I don't like getting up early, scenes like this makes it all worth while. Jan 10, 2017 . . . #mountcook #aorakimountcook #aoraki #NewZealand #explorenewzealand #purenewzealand #gonz #travelnewzealand #travelNZ #nzmustgo #destinationnz #nzmustdo #topnewzealandphoto #OptOutside #onsomeadventure #welivetoexplore #theworldisyourmountain #themountainiscalling #mountainpeopleunite #choosemountains #exploretocreate #anotherbestday #beyondtheboots #simplyadventure #capturerad #peoplestaringatstuff #neverstopexploring #sonyimages #sonyalpha #alphacollective
Da fuq?! How is this real?
5. Lake Pukaki
So many Lakes… not enough time…
It's my second last day with Haka Tours and I really don't want it to end 😟 We've had so many great times, but laughs and fun adventures together. I can't thank Haka enough for having me, it's a dream come true to experience moments like these – thank you so much. If you are thinking of doing a tour of NZ, I really do recommend Haka and I'll be sharing a blog post all about why, soon. @hakatours (Also, I reposted this because I wasn't stoked with the colour 🙂 all sorted!)
Whaaaaaaaat is going on over there, New Zealand? How do you do it?
7. Whangarei Falls
8. Lake Tekapo
Absolutely freaking stunning…
The Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Church was built to the glory of God as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. Great shot by the talented @debc_nz Don't forget to #newzealandvacations to get yourself a feature 👍
9. Central Otago
The food and wine are NEXT level amazing…
10. Mt Cook
Perfect for those looking for a BIG adventure!
11. Cathedral Cove
Sometimes you just gotta take a leap of faith….
12. The Coromandel
That water! Those cliffs! #Gimme
13. Lake Tekapo
It’s like another planet…. absolutely beautiful.
14. Roys Peak
Yep… that’s awesome. Chopper me up there, pronto!
Even the major cities are stunning… how do they do it?!
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!
Yes, yes, yes! Applies for annual leave
19. Hokitika Gorge
Winter, summer… it doesn’t matter when you visit… it’s still heaven on earth!
20. Lake Tekapo
Stop it. My bank account hurts.
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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! ✨🌙 ֹ ֹ
Watch: our “Is this the best way to see New Zealand?” video
Phoebe 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 Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.