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5 Places That Will Make You Fall in Love with New Zealand

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5 Places That Will Make You Fall in Love with New Zealand

Stage to one of the most iconic trilogies on the big screen, (we’re obviously talking about the Lord of The Rings), New Zealand welcomes us with the most mesmerizing and beautiful landscapes our planet has to offer.

Here are 5 places that will make you instantly fall in love with New Zealand.

Kaikoura South Island

If sea creatures are your thing, New Zealand has got you covered! This beautiful coastal town is known for its array of wildlife. Enjoy eating crayfish, whale-watching and swimming with dolphins.

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Kaikoura South Island, New Zealand

Abel Tasman Park

There’s no lack of beautiful beaches along the coast of New Zealand.  If you’re lucky enough you might even stumble on a few secret ones. Nestled in Abel Tasman Park are paradisiacal beaches. If you like calm waters, golden sand and quiet this is a must-go!

Secluded Beach in Abel Tasman Park, New Zealand

Secluded beach in Abel Tasman Park, New Zealand

Wharariki Beach

Make new friends or unexpected ones, at least. There are more than a dozen safe havens for seals in New Zealand, and although these places are protected, you can still visit them. If you’re planning on going between March or May, check-out Wharariki Beach — you might find Seal Pups! We’re sold!

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Seal pups in Wharariki Beach, New Zealand

Lake Rotoiti

There are 3820 Lakes around New Zealand and all of them noteworthy. Going up north on the South Island, you’ll find Nelson Lakes National Park. Look for Lake Rotoiti, known for its activities and beautiful landscape.

Woman on pier looking at Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand

Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand

Lake Pukaki

Reaching the shores of Lake Pukaki you’ll find it difficult to know where to focus your attention. The white slopes from the tallest mountain in New Zealand, Mount Cook, or the breathtaking turquoise blue of the lake caused by fine rock particles coming from surrounding Glaciers? One thing is for sure, you won’t regret the visit.

View of Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Undoubtedly, New Zealand will make for an unforgettable trip. Whether you’re seeking an adventure or going for a relaxing time, you’ll find what you’re looking for! From golden-sand beaches to mesmerizing lakes, this country has it all. 

Ivo Sousa Martins
Lisbon, Portugal
João Monteiro
Photographer & Videographer
London, United Kingdom
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