28 Photos that will make you fall in love with New Zealand

Living in New Zealand over the past year has certainly had its perks. After many adventures through this stunning country, I have concluded that the land of the long white cloud is simply IRRESISTIBLE. I mean, seriously, how could you not want to visit this place? Home to the most stunning, diverse landscapes, the most delicious food & wine, the most adrenaline-rushing activities and the most iconic movie ever made  … Need I say more?

As my time in Hobbit Land draws to a close as I head back to Australia for the next chapter of life to be opened, I can’t help but giving this place a big old plug (for those of you who are crazy enough to have not already visited). Okay, lets be honest, this place DOES NOT need promoting. But I’m going to do it anyway. Its my little goodbye present to you NZ. No need to thank me.

So here you are, my favorite 28 photos I took during my time in NZ. Hopefully they will make you fall deeply and madly in love with this place, so much that you might just book a one-way ticket and stay here forever. Hey, it happens to more people than you’d think.

Aerial view overĀ Auckland | New Zealand Photos
Aerial view over Auckland
Tongariro National Park looking over Mount Doom | New Zealand Photos
Tongariro National Park looking over Mount Doom
Piha Beach at sun down | New Zealand Photos
Piha Beach at sun down
Exploring the Hobbiton film set in Matamata | New Zealand Photos
Exploring the Hobbiton film set in Matamata
A fresh morning in Queenstown | New Zealand Photos
A fresh morning in Queenstown
The stunning Kaikoura coastline | New Zealand Photos
The stunning Kaikoura coastline
Misty beauty cruising along Milford sound | New Zealand Photos
Misty beauty cruising along Milford sound
Incredible views over Queenstown from the top of the Gondola | New Zealand Photos
Incredible views over Queenstown from the top of the Gondola
Celebrating autumn in Arrowtown | New Zealand Photos
Celebrating autumn in Arrowtown
Bungy-jumping at the original Kawarau Bridge | New Zealand Photos
Bungy-jumping at the original Kawarau Bridge
Looking out over the rugged West Coastline at Piha Beach | New Zealand Photos
Looking out over the rugged West Coastline at Piha Beach
Photo opportunities galore at Fox Glacier | New Zealand Photos
Photo opportunities galore at Fox Glacier
Road trip to the Coromandel with views all the way | New Zealand Photos
Road trip to the Coromandel with views all the way
First snow fall at Tongariro National Park | New Zealand Photos
First snow fall at Tongariro National Park
Cloudy reflections at Lake Mathison | New Zealand Photos
Cloudy reflections at Lake Mathison
Driving on the open road of the Canterbury Plains | New Zealand Photos
Driving on the open road of the Canterbury Plains
Cycling through Arrowtown in the sunshine | New Zealand Photos
Cycling through Arrowtown in the sunshine
Cathedral Cove at the Coromandel | New Zealand Photos
Cathedral Cove at the Coromandel
Horse riding at Glenorchy | New Zealand Photos
Horse riding at Glenorchy
The stunning night sky at Tongariro National Park | New Zealand Photos
The stunning night sky at Tongariro National Park
The gushing Huka Falls | New Zealand Photos
The gushing Huka Falls
A perfect day at Lake Taupo | New Zealand Photos
A perfect day at Lake Taupo
Natural hot water springs in Rotorua | New Zealand Photos
Natural hot water springs in Rotorua
The iconic Church of the Good Shephard | New Zealand Photos
The iconic Church of the Good Shephard
A photo stop in Fiordland | New Zealand Photos
A photo stop in Fiordland
Vivid colors of Arrowtown | New Zealand Photos
Vivid colors of Arrowtown
Steamy thermal activity in Rotorua | New Zealand Photos
Steamy thermal activity in Rotorua
Nightfall over Queenstown | New Zealand photos
Nightfall over Queenstown

So yeah, New Zealand isĀ a pretty magical place. But don’t take my word for it. You’ve got to see it for yourself!

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