New Zealand: 25 Pictures to inspire you to visit

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Discover the amazing NEW ZEALAND in 25 pictures

New Zealand is without any question, one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited. It is a diverse country, that offers great metropolitan cities, amazing mountains and hills, Ancient Kauri trails, great wine and food, glaciers and some of the best treks in the world. New Zealand offers something for everyone.

I traveled through South and North Islands by car, and I had the opportunity to discover something fascinating in each corner of New Zealand. Enjoy New Zealand through my lenses and if you haven’t yet,  you should consider to add New Zealand to your travel bucket list!

SOUTH Island


Amazing treking in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is in the South Island of New Zealand, near the town of Twizel

Amazing treking in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is in the South Island of New Zealand, near the town of Twizel

One of the bridges at Hooker Valley Track

One of the bridges at Hooker Valley Track

Aoraki makes one of the best treking with amazing views in New Zealand

Aoraki makes one of the best treking with amazing views in New Zealand

Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand. This place is fantastic

Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand. This place is fantastic

Church of Good Shepherd by the lake Tekapo was designed to give the impression of quiet strength and simplicity.

Church of Good Shepherd by the lake Tekapo was designed to give the impression of quiet strength and simplicity.

Lake Tekapo is located at Canterbury Region, in the South Island it an area of 1,463 Km2 (565 sq mi)

Lake Tekapo is located at Canterbury Region, in the South Island it an area of 1,463 Km2 (565 sq mi)

Lake Pukaki is located in the South Island not too far from Lake Tekapo, and both can be seen from the State Highway 8

Lake Pukaki is located in the South Island not too far from Lake Tekapo, and both can be seen from the State Highway 8

Lake Pukaki with the Mount Cook in the back, with 3,724 meters (12,218 feet) is the highest mountain in New Zealand

Lake Pukaki with the Mount Cook in the back, with 3,724 meters (12,218 feet) is the highest mountain in New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier has some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, providing a very rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacier in a temperate environment

Franz Josef Glacier has some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, providing a very rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacier in a temperate environment

Franz Josef Glacier is a 12 km long temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the South Island

Franz Josef Glacier is a 12 km long temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the South Island

Lake Wakatipu in Glenorchy is right in the heart of numerous Lor of the Rings filiming locations

Lake Wakatipu in Glenorchy is right in the heart of numerous Lor of the Rings filiming locations

Glernorchy is only 45 minutes from Queestown and it is a must to visit. One of my favorite places I visited in New Zealand

Glernorchy is only 45 minutes from Queestown and it is a must to visit. One of my favorite places I visited in New Zealand

s, I visited Paradise! Located in a rural area close to Glenorchy, is surrounded by sheep and cattle farming, making a nice and relaxing driving

s, I visited Paradise! Located in a rural area close to Glenorchy, is surrounded by sheep and cattle farming, making a nice and relaxing driving

Queenstown is built around the Lake Wakatipu, and it is another must visit place in New Zealand as it is known as the outdoors adventures and has 14 National Parks.

Queenstown is built around the Lake Wakatipu, and it is another must visit place in New Zealand as it is known as the outdoors adventures and has 14 National Parks.

Kaikora is a beautiful coastal town and it is well known for its abundant wildlife and sperm whale population

Kaikora is a beautiful coastal town and it is well known for its abundant wildlife and sperm whale population

Visiting one of the wineries, they offer winery tours and showcase one of the best wines in New Zealand

Visiting one of the wineries, they offer winery tours and showcase one of the best wines in New Zealand

NORTH Island


Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a World Heritage site with volcanic landscape and it is considered one of the best hikings in the world

Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a World Heritage site with volcanic landscape and it is considered one of the best hikings in the world

It took me approx. 8 hours to hike the 19.4 km (12 miles). The hiking is very steep climbs and the weather is unpredictable - but still the best hiking I've ever done

It took me approx. 8 hours to hike the 19.4 km (12 miles). The hiking is very steep climbs and the weather is unpredictable – but still the best hiking I’ve ever done

Blue Lake, one of many lakes during the hiking and it the color is result of minerals leaching from the thermal area

Blue Lake, one of many lakes during the hiking and it the color is result of minerals leaching from the thermal area

Hobbiton movie set is an amazing place to visit and to really feel inside the Lord of Rings movie for a day

Hobbiton movie set is an amazing place to visit and to really feel inside the Lord of Rings movie for a day

Lupins flowers are everywhere in New Zealand and it is an exotic plant that can grow up to 1.5 meters and you can see fields on the side of the road

Lupins flowers are everywhere in New Zealand and it is an exotic plant that can grow up to 1.5 meters and you can see fields on the side of the road

Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activity and the Maori culture

Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activity and the Maori culture

Rotorua is the heartland of the Maori culture and you can visit and journey back to a time of proud warriors visiting one of the local shows

Rotorua is the heartland of the Maori culture and you can visit and journey back to a time of proud warriors visiting one of the local shows

White Island (Whakaari) is the most active cone volcanic actvitivity over the past 150,000 years

White Island (Whakaari) is the most active cone volcanic actvitivity over the past 150,000 years

White Island is situated 48 km (30 miles) from the coast of New Zealand and it is an absolutely incredible place to visit

White Island is situated 48 km (30 miles) from the coast of New Zealand and it is an absolutely incredible place to visit

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  1. Estas fotos são fantásticas, bem como este país com paisagens tão maravilhosas e inspiradoras para um futuro destino !!!! Viagem é um
    Bem que ninguém tira de você, conhecimento, história, cultura, belezas naturais, etc.

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