Beautiful New Zealand

I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand but I also figured it was so close to home and easy to get to that I’d get there eventually so I’ve been more focused on visiting places further away. That was until Air NZ had a really excellent sale earlier in the year and all of a sudden I had booked and paid for a return flight to Christchurch.

I always knew I was going to enjoy the South Island but I couldn’t be more sincere when I say that I absolutely. fell. in. love. New Zealand is such an awe-inspiring place. So many people live there in such a harmony with nature that I’ve never truly witnessed before. I went to sleep each night for the two weeks that I was there feeling entirely privileged to have been an observer in such a colourful, natural wilderness and soak in NZ’s crazy landscape in all it’s glory. I dare to say nowhere else in the world could I drive down a quiet road (and be the only car for kilometres) with towering snow-capped mountains and sweeping cow/sheep/deer paddocks to my right and wild seal colonies perched on rocks at the start of a never-ending ocean to my left. Absolutely magical. What a magnificent, soothing and exciting place. I can’t wait to go back.

Photos really cannot do justice to all the incredible places that I visited and I truly, wholeheartedly recommend that you stop any other travel plans that you’re currently organising and go straight to New Zealand. You won’t regret it. Hire a van, take an awesome travel companion and go get lost.

Until next time, my abundant, friendly and wild neighbour <3

[Side note: I also posted a couple of other posts dedicated to a two of the many highlights from NZ, Milford Sound and The Hexagon.]

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Lake Tekapo

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Lake Pukaki

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Karawua Gorge

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The road to Glenorchy

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The Blue Pools

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Overlooking Diamond Lake

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On the Rob Roy Glacier Trail

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Lake Wanaka


“That Wanaka Tree”

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Lake Matheson walking track

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Hokitika Gorge

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Seals at Ohau Stream

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Published by helloyounglionsxo

the light and dark of the wild at heart.

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