coromandel beach

michasks  asked:

What places in New Zealand would you recommend visiting??

Oh man that’s a hard question haha, I don’t travel around that often and I’ve only ever been to the South Island once so this is by no means anywhere near a comprehensive list and some are more general areas than others, but here we go

North Island:

  • Mt Ruapehu
  • Mt Taranaki
  • Lake Taupo
  • Cape Reinga
  • Bay of Islands
  • Waiheke Island
  • Coromandel Peninsula
  • 90 Mile Beach
  • Te Paki Sand Dunes
  • Hobbiton
  • The Kauri Museum
  • Karekare

South Island:

  • Lake Tekapo
  • Mt Cook
  • Lake Wanaka
  • Franz Josef
  • Milford Sound
  • Queenstown

Having said all that, the thing is that if you’re looking for scenery and generally nice looking lanscapes to take pictures of, you’ll often find more of them on the road between places than actually at the places themselves:

All of these were taken en route to other destinations. The road trip itself is often just as amazing as the places you intend on visiting.

If anyone else has recommendations @lockholmes @luminoussky please add them :D