8 amazing snaps that’ll get you excited about travelling in NZ this year


Rugged West Auckland coastline captured from above at sunset

International travel might be off the cards for now but it’s a great time to get out there and discover more of NZ! Whether it’s a beach break, a wine weekend or a city escape, we’re spoilt for choice right here at home. Don’t believe us? Get a load of these 8 incredible snaps 🙌

1. Tongariro National Park

Put on your hiking shoes and get to Tongariro National Park. Who needs an overseas trip when the views are this good? Keep an eye out for the three volcanoes in the area, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, and some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country.

 

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2. Arthur’s Pass National Park

Not only are these views seriously cool (see what we did there? 😁) they’re also pretty breathtaking too. This is the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, which is home to impressive mountains, steep gorgeous and winding rivers. Who needs an overseas ski trip? Pfft, not us!

 

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3. Te Henga Walkway

You don’t need to go overseas to experience the Wild, Wild, West – the Wild West Coast of Auckland, that is 😉 You can’t go past the clifftop walk from Bethells Beach (Te Henga) to south of Muriwai Beach. The views are EPIC.

 

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4. Te Anau

Does it get more picturesque than Te Anau? Whether it’s the glaciers of Fiordland National Park or a quiet herd of sheep at the bottom of a mountain range, there’s nothing like it. Did we mention Milford Sound is just around the corner? We’re on our way!

 

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5. Auckland

But you don’t have to head out of the cities to find an incredible view. Get a load of Auckland. Nothing but good vibes and bright skies around here.

 

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6. Queenstown

You’ll have to jump on a plane for this view of the mountains beyond Coronet Peak, but when it looks this good it’s absolutely worth it. Coronet Peak is also the closest ski field to Queenstown – can you believe it’s just 20 minutes away? While you’re in the region, why not stay a while and soak up the gourmet options in the area too? You can’t go past Queenstown’s wineries.

 

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7. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Home to the tallest mountain in the country, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park has some of the most beautiful alpine views you’re ever likely to see. Tell us again why you’d want to holiday overseas? 😉

 

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8. Mount Herbert/Te Ahu Patiki

Why head overseas for an epic mountain climbing adventure when we’ve got Mount Herbert/Te Ahu Patiki right here? The summit walk is a 7.5km trek and is just over an hour from Christchurch. Get a load of that view!

 

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Who else is stoked to be travelling in New Zealand this year? 🙋‍♀‍

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