From dramatic volcanic peaks to glistening emerald lakes, there certainly isn’t many places in the world as wildly unique as Tongariro 🌋
Can I admit something? I used to hate hiking. When I was younger, my parents would have to coerce me to go on the shortest of walks through nature. Since moving to New Zealand, I’ve become absolutely hooked on hiking. I love the excuse to completely disconnect with the outside world. It’s such a precious time to reconnect with nature, with friends and with God, relishing in his glorious creation. If you aren’t currently a hiking fan, I urge you to get outdoors and give it another go. Grab a group of friends, a hefty supply of snacks and go spend the day wandering through beautiful landscapes. Wait and see what good it does for your soul ✨
As always, adventure wear by my favs @lululemonakl 💪🏼
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Enjoying the long drive and spontaneous stops at Lake Ruataniwha for some gorgeous light and reflections of New Zealand’s beauty.
When the world sat still for just a moment 🍃
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Captured by @yann__b (edit by me)
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This will be the last post of Mermaid Pools in Matapouri from us as it is now closed indefinitely due to poor treatment of the area by some visitors. A rāhui (temporary ritual prohibition) has been placed on the area by a local iwi until the taonga has been restored. Photo by the talented New Zealand photographer @lola.photography
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Jacinda Arden and Clarke Gayford joined thousands of other Kiwis at this year’s Art Deco Festival - and Napier really turned it on for them! 🎟🎶🎉📽🎨
The PM and her partner judged the Deco Dog competition and also enjoyed the Vintage Car Parade. 🐩🛵
Other event highlights included the Soap Box Derby, the fashion show - which included rare collection pieces and Māori Art Deco fashion - and a performance from some Harvard warbird fighter planes. 🛩💫🙌🏼
Did you make it to Napier’s Art Deco Festival this year? What was the best moment?
To read more about this NZ must do, click the link in our bio. 📷: @gettyimages
That moment when you are scrolling thru wanderlust destinations on insta and then you come across one that looks all that more familiar because you have been there! You don’t need to wish for it anymore, it’s done, it’s now a memory for forever. You remember what the bridge feels like under your feet, the blue of the water (oh the blue!), the complaining in the car park, waiting for other tourists to pass so we could get a good photo, the funny moments we had together, fitting it into the itinerary, and the absolute joy feeling you get when you come across a site so beautiful it takes you a moment to realise you are there. What a funny feeling. #wildernessharts#newzealand2018#teamharts#hokitikagorge#wanderlist#wanderlust#wild#rememberthosesuspensionbridges#nzmustdo
We have lots of favourite walks...but this one near Ōhaupō is super special 💕. Towering stands of Jurassic looking kahikatea and friendly fantails. It's part of the @docgovtnz Toyota Kiwi Guardians programme so download an activity sheet before you go to score a 🏅 Discover more adventures in our guidebooks - link in bio 🔝👍 #kiwiguardians#outdoorkidnz#goweeknz@getoutdoorsweek@hamiltonwaikato
walking casually the steepest street of the world ⌿
Baldwin Street ⑉ Dunedin ⑉ Southisland ⑉ New Zealand ⑉ March ‘17
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“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi #surreal#dji
Looking towards Mt Sefton from the hooker valley track in Mt Cook National Park. This walk has to be one of the top half day walks in the country, the views along this track are stunning no matter which direction you look.