The West Coast near Hokitika is a region of incredible beauty – especially at Hokitika Gorge. Image: Fraser Clements Did you even go to New Zealand if you didn't visit Milford Sound? Image: Will Patino Get a view of the stars from Castlepoint in Wairarapa. Image: Daniel Rood Seals take in a mountain vista in Kaikoura, Canterbury. Image: Kyle Mulinder Meet native New Zealand wildlife face to face at Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park south of Hamilton. Image: Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park Cycling past vineyards in Nelson. Image: Dean McKenzie Live your Lord of the Rings fantasy at Hobbiton, Waikato. Image: Ian Brodie Kayaking in Cathedral Cove, Coromandel. Image: Adam Bryce Exploring the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, West Coast. Image: Fraser Clements The St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool with a stunning view over St Clair Beach, Dunedin. Image: David Wall Macaroni penguins on the West Coast. Image: Matt Winter Exploring old and new surroundings on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Wairarapa. Image: TBS Photography Catch incredible views with the walks around Dunedin, like this at Catlins, Otago. Image: Miles Holden Christchurch is a lively and vibrant city in Canterbury. Image: Julian Apse The ultimate test of your mettle at AJ Hackett Bungy, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. Image: AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand Cycling by beautiful Lake Pukaki. Image: Miles Holden Stunning views at every turn on the Roys Peak Track, Wanaka. Image: Miles Holden Sample the fresh produce and wine in the Bay of Islands. Image: Alistair Guthrie Seeing the glow worm caves at Waitomo, Waikato, is a surreal experience. Image: Corin Walker Bain Get a rush on the river with Shotover Jet in Queenstown. Image: Shotover Jet
So we all know
is beautiful. We get it NZ, you’re
IRL! But few people visit Australia’s bestie without being shocked at actually how photogenic the place is. From the Bay of Islands in the north to
Fiordland National Park
in the south, here’s a collection of stunning images to bump New Zealand a little up you I-must-go-here-immediately list.
(All images: Tourism New Zealand)