New Zealand has got to be one of the earth’s most stunning places. Most people think of the South Island (either Hobbit town or Queenstown) when they think of New Zealand. But there’s so much more – it’s an amazingly stunning country where, no matter where you look, there’s natural beauty all around.

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North Island

Here are photos of the beautiful and secluded Whangapoua beach, the hike to the famously hard-to-get-to New Chums Beach on the northeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, tranquil greenery around Hawke’s Bay, as well as Tutukaka, which is the gateway to New Zealand’s most famous dive sites at the Poor Knights Islands.

South Island

My partner and I spent 3 days on a kayaking and camping expedition to explore the Abel Tasman, the famous national park at the northernmost tip of the South Island of New Zealand. It was pretty challenging, but truly amazing, especially when we made our way to the beautiful inlets at Sandfly Bay and Shag Harbor. We ran into three massive pods of dolphins on separate occasions while kayaking, and saw magnificent sunsets and sunrises. Here are some of the photos from our Abel Tasman trip.

 

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