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Going through our photos and missing NZ so much! Here's a picture I made on our very first day. We decided to head straight to Hobbiton after our 11h+10h flight (with an 8h stopover). Maybe the jet lag and tiredness made it even more magical. Did you know that the original set of the Shire from the LotR movies wasn't made to last? After all recordings were done, the set was removed. It was only after the Hobbit movies that Hobbiton opened for tourists. With the Hobbit they decided to build the Shire with a longer lasting material, so that afterwards it could be used as a tourist attraction. Still most hobbit holes are just a facade, and the ones that you can actually enter, are empty on the inside. Only the Green Dragon Inn is decorated on the inside and makes you feel just like a hobbit in a pub - amber ale included. #newzealand #nz #nzmustdo #travelnz #northislandnz #hobbiton #hobbitonmovieset #hobbitbeer #amberale #girdleyfinegrain #magical

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Farewell for now New Zealand - you were an amazing country full of some of the most easy-going and hospitable people we've met in our travels. We hope to be back someday soon... But for now it's on to Australia! . . . . . #taupo #laketaupo #newzealand #nz #visitnewzealand #downunder #landscape #friday #happyfriday #tgif #go #explore #adventure #travel #traveltheworld #gonz #visitnz #travelnz #capturenz #northislandnz #travelnz #purenz #newzealandtravel #ig_nz #ig_newzealand #earthpixnz #neverstopexploring #gooutside #exploremore 🇳🇿

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Compulsory stop on way south. ❤️Favourite of mine - Beautiful spot! Great food- delicious salmon filo and top coffee for brekkie, excellent service and great play list for ol’ gal to groove to - even at breakfast- time! 😝🥰 #boutiqueaccommodation #cafe #rusticdecor #seasidecafe

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So one of the reasons I was super interested in visiting New Zealand is the birds. I'm not a huge birder by any means, but New Zealand has unique bird life because back in the day, there were no mammals on this land. Even now there are tons of bird species only found in this area. Yesterday we visited the Royal Albatross Reserve. We saw both juvenile albatrosses flying, and babies waiting for their parents (little white splotch in the grass on the third photo). Also we hung out at night and waited for the little blue penguins to come back in from a day of fishing. These adorable birds are the smallest penguin in the world at just about a foot tall. And they really are blue! Fantastic, educational day. Dunedin isn't a usual stop for first time visits to New Zealand unless you have three weeks or something but I feel like this is one of the best things we've done here. I've seen fjords and glaciers elsewhere but these birds are not so easy to see in the wild and it's fantastic to have had the opportunity. #otagopenninsula #littlebluepenguins #northernroyalalbatross

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🌆Damn I wish I could pull off stealing this car 🌆

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Taken from halfway down Eagle v Shark, the Stumpy is taking in the views on our last ride here at the Redwoods of Rotorua. This place never fails to put a smile on my face, I love it here 🖤 and as usual, i'll be sad to leave it behind tomorrow. Until the next time...... * * * #redwoods #redwoodsrotorua #eaglevshark #whakarewarewa #whakarewarewaforest #stumpjumper #specialized #specializedbikes #views #travel #travelnz #travelblogger #adventure #mtblife #ridelife #motorhomelife

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Where do I even start.. First of all. Why do I look so short 😂 I can’t believe this day has finally arrived, I’m going to miss you three more than you know. Thank you for being some of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure of training, honestly the most entertaining sessions I’ve ever had 😂🤦🏽‍♀️ I’ve seen each of you achieve so much in the last 6 months and I couldn’t be more proud. I wish you all the absolute best in your next chapter and I can’t wait to see what life brings you all next. I expect weekly check ins and monthly conference calls moving forward also 😂 love you all so bloody much x

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Good morning from the beautiful Wairarapa!🌊 Not many people come through this part of the country where we're living. The lower East coast of the North Island is not really part of tourist's favourite route and many people skip it while travelling through NZ. Surely this is not because it lacks beautiful gems like Castlepoint Beach for example☝🏻 but mostly because you have to leave statehighway 1 and do a bit of a detour. This means that you won't find busy hostels or too many tourists on the streets here which I didn't like at first because it made it harder for me to meet new people and make friends... After living here for a while now, I totally love that though!👌🏻 Instead of connecting mostly with other backpackers like I did at the beginning of my trip, I'm now totally immersed in the kiwi culture and almost feel like a local!😅 And the best thing about it- you don't have to share the beaches and other beautiful spots with heaps of people but you'll often have them all to yourself!😊😍 . . . . #wairarapa #castlepoint #lighthouse #travelnz #travelgirl #traveltheworld #ocean #kiwis #thekiwiandthegerman #auswandermädchen #newzealand #expat #expatsnz #neuseeland #workandtravel #droneshot #dronephotography #djimavic

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Day 36 ~ 7 miles 8:30-11:00 We set off with food on our minds. We had met up with our group and knew town was only 7 miles away. We got into the town of St. Aranaud and hit up the cafe right away. I got smothered french fries and a strawberry milkshake and Rodney got breakfast and coffee. We then splurged and got a hotel room, caught up on emails, cleaned up, and vegged out. We met up with more of our trail family and decided to have a buffet of pizza, fish, and chips for dinner. I felt so sick afterwards and some people even threw up from eating so much. It was such a fun, gluttonous night.

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Monkey 🐵 see, monkey do🐒 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lol 😂 , actually Waharau is one of our favourite Regional Parks. You never know what your gonna get, screaming rocks included! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you got any weird and wonder finds you managed to snap on your phone that you would like to share with us? Drop in the link to your post so we can have a look see in the comments below. 👍🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We always have so much fun exploring, swimming, walking and of course picnicking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stunningly beautiful area, it’s worth checking out if your heading South of Auckland alongside the Firth of Thames heading for Kaiaua/Miranda way.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @lifestylegearnz #lifestylegearnz #waharauregionalpark #exploring #swimming #walking #picnicking #outdoors #outdooradventures #thegreatoutdoor #familyfun #happylife #newzealand #discovernewzealand #purenewzealand #ig_newzealand #wunderlustnewzealand #kiwipics #newzealandmustdo #travelnz #newzealandsfinds #newzealandlife #travelgram #newzealandpics #gottalovenz #newzealandtrip #newzealandnatural #newzealandvacations

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We are back in Christchurch, where we started our journey 2 months ago. As we drove in, we clocked our 5000th kilometre 😱 Being in Christchurch exactly a week after the attacks makes it all even more real. We drove past Linwood Mosque and are staying close by which I didn’t realise when I organised where we would stay. 🙏 Being in NZ this week, has meant that we’ve felt a lot closer to this devastating event than we normally would. I’m always so wrapped up work, kindy and life that I only get scraps of media. But our proximity and ‘having time’ has meant we’ve being reading, reflecting, and grieving with every one here in our chosen country. Our hearts are full of sadness for all those who are without a loved one because of this act of evil😞 There are so many angles to this story but to just wanted to share one. Maybe I’ll share others. We met a family this week taking time out. The father was a policeman who was on the scene 3 minutes after it happened, and was involved in the arrest. I won’t share all that he shared because I wouldn’t want to break his trust but but one thing he said stood out. As it all started to unfold, he had the thought ‘I’m going to die today’ and then just got on with his job because at that stage, they thought there were multiple killers. It just shows the absolute heroes that the police here in New Zealand are. To continue to fight to keep people safe despite the fear of their own death. I’m grateful and in awe of their courage. It brings me to tears that someone would risk their life to to keep others safe, to keep families together. And in a way to keep MY family safe. Though we are not Muslim, we don’t live in this city, we are not New Zealanders, but we are all in this together 💙 #christchurch #theyareus #family #newzealand #love #support #beautifulplaces #familytravel #familygapyear #wildandfree #lifeofnewzealand #travelkids #kidswhotravel #travelnz #showthemtheworld #igworld_global #NZMustDo #nztourism #travellife #travellingfamiles #bestnatureshots #allbeauty_addiction #campingnz #campingwithkids #familytravelblogger #travelblogger #globeshotz #splendid_earth

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Weekend retreat...bliss

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Home from a month of traveling NZ. 3000 km driven 😅 7 different towns. Lots of adventures. First trimester done! 🙌🏻 Magic family time. Surfing for Chris and lots of naps for me - traveling while pregnant with a breast feeding toddler and a 7 year old is tiring work! 😴 Happy to be home and ready to start nesting and preparing for our new little cherub to arrive. 💗

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Wellington was the perfect way to cap off our time on the north island. Now we head south! #travelnz

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𝚃𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚝 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚔.

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Planning a road trip or two this year? We love road trips and have done lots of them all over the world 🗺 Check out our useful tips so that you can hit the road like a pro 🚘 Link on bio ➡️

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Here we are, Pushkar! . Leaving the arid Marwar Plain behind, we continue along twisty roads through the Aravali Mountains. The small roads run through authentic villages and many valleys 🌄 . Come with us in this joyful and life-changing adventure throughout India 🙏 . . . ✉ info @indiapersonaltours.co.nz . #india #indiapersonaltours #royalenfield #bullet350cc #royalbullet #nz #newzealand #travel #travelnz #chch #christchurch #photographers_of_india #everydayindia #pushkar #marwarplain #aravali

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"I’d become a monk if they’d let me stay here" ——————————————————— Post by @happylatitudes 🙏🏻😍 Check out 10,000 over travel blog posts on our website. Link in Bio 👆👆 • • Use #wordoftravel to be featured! 🌍🌏

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When people ask me about my trip in New Zealand, I have to mention the Kiwi Experience bus. It was such a fun experience where I met all kinds of people, from all walks of life. However, the one thing I had in common with all of them is our love for travel. I know this photo look like a promotional photo for them but it's not. I just know they do great work and deserve a shout out. Most of my stories on my blog in New Zealand have a comment in them to this extraordinary service. Thank you for making my time there unforgettable! Are there any companies that have gone above and beyond for you while travelling? . . #nz #bus #roadtrip #openroad #travelblogging #travellingtheworld #blueskys #backpackerlife #newexperience #travelexperience #travelbloggeres #roadtrippers #buses #capturenz #travelnz #kiwi_photos #kiwipics #kiwiexperience

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Billy no mates

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Incredible art by: @paul_wilson_images Be sure to check out the original page!!! ・・・ Happy 2019 everyone! Here's a composite shot of Mount Jackson from the Hopkins Valley and the New Zealand winter Milky Way. The sky was about 20 images with a 60 second exposure on each then stitched together giving maximum detail. I shot the mountain on the 27th Dec with the 105mm Sigma Art, a 10 shot panorama. Canon 5D4 The final image resolution is about 200 megapixel. #awesome_earthpix #travel #nature #canonnz #nooneseesitlikeyou #2019 #happynewyear #newzealand #bbcearth #awesomeearth #longexpoelite #longexposure #sigma #milkyway #stars #purenewzealand #earthfocus #earthcapture #travelnz #astrophotography #space #universe #ig_astrophotography #nightphotography #night_shooterz #nzmustdo #landscapephotography #wonderfulplaces #longexposure_shots

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🇬🇧 [New Zealand] In your opinion, at what time did I take this photo ?! . . . At 11:30 AM ! Is it amazing, isn’t it ? The Lake Matheson is famous for its incredible reflection of the Aoraki/Mount Cook & Mount Tasman during the whole day ! A kind of tranquility invades this place ! . . . 🇫🇷 [Nouvelle-Zélande] A votre avis, à quelle heure ai-je pris cette photo ?! . . . A 11h30 ! C’est dingue, n’est-ce pas ? Le Lac Matheson est connu pour son incroyable reflet du Aoraki/Mont Cook et du Mont Tasman durant toute la journée ! Une sorte de quiétude envahi cet endroit ! . . . 📷 [Exif] 20mm - f16 - 1/160 s - ISO200 . . - @lakematheson @mathesoncafe - #newzealandtrip #newzealand #newzealandpics #newzealandnatural #lake #reflection #lakematheson #kiwipicsnz #lakemathesonwalk #purenewzealand #travelnz #photographyhobby #photographies #instapaysage #love_photography #photographypassion #instaphotographers #earth_magic #passionphoto #landscapephoto #landscapers #landscape_kings #photography #photographytravel #comptoirdesvoyages #frenchphotographer #nzsouthisland #reflections_pix #ignewzealand #reflectionshots

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An amazong sky full of stars over the Church of the good sheperd in Tekapo. Here comes my bucketshot number 3. Not only is this the first bucketshot i took here in New Zealand it's also the first milkyway panorama i ever captured. When traveling around the selection of lenses you can take is limited. I brought my sigma 16mm down here which is almost perfect for photographing the stars but sometimes you wish you had an even wider lens to capture even more of that beautiful night sky. Taking a panorama is a good way around that. I can also recommend planing your shoot by visiting the location in daylight. Settings: 16mm | f: 1.7 | 13"s | ISO 2500 #churchofthegoodsheperd #tekapostargazing #tekapo #stargazing #milkywayshots #milkyway #sonylovers #sonya6300 #fotobrenner #sigma16mm #sigma16mmf14 #christchurch #wanaka #queenstown #nzsouthisland #nzphotography #gapyearphotography #gapyear #backpackingphotographer #mytinyatlas #travellight #travelnz #killershot #travelnz #kiwiexperience #straynz #nightsky #nightskyphotography #longexposure #longexpohunter @landscapescapture @landscapes.nz @purenewzealand @newzealandguide @stephanwiesner

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There is an ocean out there somewhere

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Leave the road, take the trails. 👣

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"Ohau Beautiful" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's a pun for those of you who didn't catch it (I'm looking at you @travelsofsophie ). This is Lake Ohau (pronounced Oh How) in the South Island of NZ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Though not on most roadtrip routes around the island, we found this part of the country to be equally stunning as some of the more popular destinations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of course, we were happy to have it to ourselves 😁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #weownthemoment

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Travel Designer Jen shows us how it's done while blackwater rafting in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand. If you have questions or concerns about trying this experience, let us know! There are tons of variations, so you can dial it up or take it back a notch (or three) depending what you're comfortable with. #SouthPacificByDesign

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On our way to Wanaka, after a couple of weeks in Franz Josef Glacier. One of the most scenic routes I’ve had the opportunity to travel on. I kept staring out the window trying to grasp that moment. #WeAreAllImmigrants

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Confession: we love animals, but we've never really been into birds. (Sorry, @codyberkebile !) They've just never seemed as interesting as other animals? But New Zealand is amazing at everything, so of course it has cool birds. Maybe that's what happens when your country has no native mammals. It has to make up for it! (P.S. We also saw penguins, but we weren't allowed to take pictures of them. Just Google Little Blue Penguins and be jealous that we saw them in person.) 1. Royal spoonbill. Sighted at the Royal Albatross Center. 2-4. Royal albatross adult, chick, and adult photo bombing a chick. At the Royal Albatross Center. 5. A gull drops its catch on the rocks to break it open. At Waipapa Point. . . . #wildlife #wildlifephotography #birds #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdphoto #spoonbill #albatross #nzmustdo #purenz #newzealand #nz #travelnewzealand #travelnz #nzsouthisland #backpackers #bestplacestogo #welovetravel #travelwithme #travellingram #instago #instatravel #travelgrams #natureporn #natgeoyourshot

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Flashback 2 weeks ago at the Hole in the Rock... #backtoreality

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Happy first day of spring! 🌱 ... 📍Key Summit, NZ 🇳🇿

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