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Sunset in Hokitika, New Zealand

Sunset in Hokitika, New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is of the sunset over the beach in Hokitika, New Zealand. Hokitika is a charming little historic town on the rugged west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The town was first established due to the gold rush in the 1800’s, and back then it was possible to simply scour… Read More

Makarora Road, New Zealand

Haast Pass: Wanaka to the West Coast

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I left Wanaka in the late morning after a spectacular drive over the snow covered Crown Range from Queenstown. Little did I know that the scenery was about to get even more beautiful. To get to the rugged and remote West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island means driving one of the few roads through… Read More

Steam ship on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, new Zealand

TSS Earnslaw Comes into dock at Walter Peak Farm, New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is of the TSS Earnslaw coming in to dock at Walter Peak High Country Farm on Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand. The TSS Earnslaw is a vintage steamship that has been transporting passengers around Lake Wakatipu for over a century. Today, you can enjoy a fantastic lake cruise on this beautifully preserved ship… Read More

Driving the Crown Range in New Zealand

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The best way to see New Zealand, in my opinion, is to drive. There are so many amazing drives you can go on that are jaw droppingly beautiful and will have you stopping every five minutes to take photos. We had already enjoyed several very scenic drives on our first few days in the country, driving from… Read More

Arrowtown, New Zealand

Historic Arrowtown, New Zealand

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New Zealand is filled with quaint little towns where old buildings and European style gardens make you feel like you are somewhere in the English countryside. The small historic village of Arrowtown, located just outside of Queenstown, has to be one of the best around, although it wasn’t always so pretty. Arrowtown began as a… Read More

View from Coronet Peak New Zealand

Playing in the Snow on Coronet Peak, New Zealand

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Queenstown is well known as New Zealand’s premier winter playground and the ski capital of the country. When we visited in late spring, the ski season had just finished, with little to no snow fall in the last couple of weeks of the season. As such, the ski resorts were closed down when we arrived… Read More

Lindis Pass, New Zealand

Panorama: Lindis Pass, New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is a panorama shot of the Lindis Pass in Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. Travelling from Mount Cook, the road to Queenstown crosses over this spectacular pass. The barren brown tussock grasses of this region are a vast contrast to the lush greens that otherwise seem to cover New… Read More

Queenstown and the Remarkables at night in New Zealand

Queenstown and the Remarkables at Night

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Today’s travel photo is a night shot of the city of Queenstown with the Remarkables mountain range in the distance in New Zealand. I actually took this photo from the holiday park we were staying in with our campervan after spending the afternoon and evening in town. Queenstown is a beautiful spot at any time… Read More

Bridge Hooker Valley New Zealand

Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in New Zealand

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New Zealand is a hiking enthusiast’s dream, with hundreds of amazing hiking trails scattered all over the country. With New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery, hiking is one of the best ways to see it as the trails allow you to get up close and personal with the stunning natural landscapes that the country has to offer… Read More

Bridge Hooker Valley New Zealand

Bridge in the Hooker Valley, New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is of a long foot bridge on the hike in the Hooker Valley, New Zealand. It was cold and wet when I did this popular hike in Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park, but that couldn’t take away the dramatic and spectacular scenery of the valley. Not far from this bridge the valley turns… Read More

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