DISCOVER ARROWTOWN NEW ZEALAND - AUTUMN PHOTO LOCATIONS
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by Rach Stewart
1w ago
Arrowtown … a hidden gem nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of New Zealand's South Island and only 20 minutes from Queenstown. This charming historic gold mining town transforms into a colourful haven especially for photographers with its picturesque streets and incredible Autumn shades during the months of April and May. I have visited Arrowtown New Zealand during the Autumn months on countless occasions, both as a guide for photography tours and as a tourist/photographer myself. I am never disappointed by this beautiful little town with its access to nearby mountains, beautiful lakes ..read more
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TOP 10 AMAZING NEW ZEALAND SUNSET LOCATIONS YOU CANT MISS
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by Rach Stewart
3w ago
Whether you’re a seasoned landscape photographer or a beginner just starting your journey into the photography world, capturing those last moments during golden hour and that beautiful orange/pink hue from the sun can be absolutely magical and make all the difference to a location and the end photograph. New Zealand is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, and I have been very lucky over the last decade taking landscape photos in my home country and can absolutely say that one of the most enchanting experiences it offers is witnessing the sunset. As the sun begins its final hour as ..read more
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HIKING THE HOOKER VALLEY TRACK MOUNT COOK - YOUR COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE
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by Rach Stewart
1M ago
The Ultimate Guide to Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in Mount Cook and all the photos (including the Hooker Hut) The Hooker Valley Track nestled in New Zealand's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park was one of the first hikes I ever attempted for photography when I visited the South Island. This iconic trail, filled with snow capped mountains and glacial rivers, carves its way through the alpine tussocks and rocky terrain of the Hooker Valley with the prize destination being Hooker Lake. This incredibly beautiful lake sits at the foot of the magnificent Aoraki Mount Cook and on a perfect wind ..read more
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YOUR COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO QUEENSTOWN SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND
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by Rach Stewart
2M ago
I've mentioned it before, but I'll say it again, that Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand is one of my most favourite places in the world, and for so many good reasons. Not only does it have some of the most incredible landscape photography locations New Zealand has to offer, but it is also known as the adventure capital of the world for its epic array of outdoor activities year round including skiing, hiking, bungy jumping, jet boating, mountain biking .. the list goes on. In recent years I have truly appreciated the South Island and Queenstown in particular when it comes to fa ..read more
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SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND 7 DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY
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by Rach Stewart
4M ago
THE TOP PHOTO SPOTS FROM CHRISTCHURCH TO QUEENSTOWN Embarking on a road trip through the heart of New Zealand's South Island is an absolute must do for anyone visiting New Zealand, whether you are here for the photography, hiking, tourist vibes, food and wine, or you just want to see the best sights this epic landscape can offer. The South Island of New Zealand is like stepping into a stage set of epic proportions ... a canvas painted with nature's most incredible mountains, rivers, waterfalls, wide open plains and the amazing coastlines of the Tasman and Pacific Oceans. From the vibrant urba ..read more
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EXPLORING KAIATE FALLS IN THE BAY OF PLENTY NEW ZEALAND - YOUR PHOTO GUIDE
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by Rach Stewart
5M ago
Nestled in the rural outskirts of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty of New Zealand lies a hidden gem that many visitors don't know about but is a place that should absolutely be added to the list of things to see and do - the magical paradise of Kaiate Falls. Kaiate Falls are a set of two stunning waterfalls cascading gracefully amidst native bush in rural Welcome Bay in the Bay of Plenty North Island New Zealand. These enchanting waterfalls begin with the upper set of falls consisting of a three tiered series flowing over giant boulders which then eventually feed into the lower falls. The lower ..read more
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YOUR COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO LAKE MATHESON NEW ZEALAND
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by Rach Stewart
5M ago
Lake Matheson on the West Coast of New Zealand is one of those locations that encapsulates everything incredible about this little country at the bottom of the world I get to call home, and why thousands of landscape photographers visit every year to grab that perfect New Zealand frame for their portfolio. Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's breathtaking West Coast, Lake Matheson is an absolute pristine gem that has every element you could ever dream of for creating a jaw dropping scene and photograph. Surrounded by ancient native rainforest and framed by the towering peaks of the Southern ..read more
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WHARARIKI BEACH NEW ZEALAND - YOUR GUIDE TO HIDDEN BEACH PARADISE
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by Rach Stewart
7M ago
The magic of Wharariki Beach is something everyone who visits New Zealand should experience at least once in their lifetime. A hidden gem nestled along New Zealand's rugged coastline, Wharariki Beach is known as an untouched paradise and pristine beach offering a captivating blend of raw natural beauty and unique wildlife encounters. You might remember seeing it on your Windows Desktop Screensaver and wondered where it was, well this blog will give you all the information you need! Located at the northernmost tip of the South Island, Wharariki Beach is a haven for nature enthusiasts and lands ..read more
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YOUR GUIDE TO LAKE TEKAPO SOUTH ISLAND PHOTO SPOTS
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by Rach Stewart
8M ago
Lake Tekapo in the South Island of New Zealand is one of the most beautiful locations for landscape photography year round. Nestled amidst the rugged grandeur of the Southern Alps, the bright blue and turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo and surrounding alpine tundra make this spot a New Zealand Must Do for anyone wanting to enjoy incredible scenery and take home beautiful photos. I have lost count how many times I have visited Lake Tekapo in the South Island for photography, but there is most definitely a good reason for returning time and time again. During the spring time the Russell Lupins tr ..read more
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YOUR GUIDE TO BEAUTIFUL KAIKOURA PHOTO SPOTS NZ
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by Rach Stewart
9M ago
The small coastal town of Kaikoura is a place that you might not hear about as much as some of the other locations in New Zealand, but it's impact and incredible diversity means it absolutely ticks all the boxes and is a true favourite on my list of places to visit in the South Island especially for photography. Kaikoura is nestled on the rugged eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island, where the magic of this incredible country I call home is clearly evident and thriving in its raw untamed beauty. With its breathtaking blend of majestic mountains and the mesmerising expanse of the Pacifi ..read more
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