Going through my photos the other day for my Top 10 NZ Photos post, I realized just how many photographs I have of New Zealand that I’ve never shared on this site. I visited so many amazing places, that trying to limit them to 10-15 really was a hard task, so I gave up and posted as many as I felt like! The photos here aren’t necessarily of my favourite places, but they are some of my favourite snaps that I took of the North Island.
Auckland and region
This is Piha, and it was the very first place I was taken to on the day I arrived in New Zealand. Talk about an amazing welcome!
Auckland Harbour, taken from a ferry on my way to the Coromandels.
Upside-down pine trees! I don’t know what they are really called, so if any of my Kiwis know please let me know =)
Wild flax at Tawhranui beach, about an hour and a half hour drive north of Auckland.
Gorgeous vista of the Coromandel peninsula
The Far North
The Giant Te Paki Sand Dunes: you can climb to to the top and sandboard your way back down again!
Cape Reinga, the northwesternmost tip of New Zealand
Napier and Hawke’s Bay
Tugboat in Nelson
Pohutukawa trees in Hawke’s Bay
A sulphur lake at Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua
Maori carving, Rotorua
Street art on Lake Rotorua
Mangakino and Taupo
One of my favourite sunsets, anywhere. Taken outside Mangakino on a beer run during Kiwiburn.
Maori rock carvings, Lake Taupo.
Wellington and area
My favourite city in New Zealand, taken from Mount Victoria
Courtenay Place downtown Welly
A winery at the Taste Martinborough festival