Hello all! From the white and black sand beaches to some wildly windy roads and an endless amount of pies. I’m happy to say that our photos are finally up from our month long trip around New Zealand. There are more stories to come but I wanted to share a few of my favourite moments from our adventure together.
Only fitting that the first photo I took in New Zealand is of a sheep. We had a pretty crazy busy but awesome last month in Vancouver between getting engaged, packing up our lives in a container and saying good-bye to our friends and family we finally arrived at our destination.
About an hour drive outside of Auckland is the beautiful Te Henga also referred to as Bethells beach in the Waitakere Ranges well worth a visit despite the quicksand.
We made our way up to beautiful Hahei, a small settlement in Mercury Bay on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula. This photo was taken at Cathedral Cove, between the settlements of Cooks Beach and Hot Water Beach.
I love taking photos of plants and flowers native to New Zealand. This here is the pōhutukawa, also known as New Zealand’s Christmas tree.
We arrived in Wellington and we enjoyed some delicious morning eats and coffee at The Hangar in Wellington.
After a few days in Wellington we few down to Christchurch and explored the Port hills and the endless amounts of tussock grassland.
While spending time in Lyttleton we visited the famous farmers market which takes place every Saturday. The main street was blocked off and completely filled up with people. I’ve never seen so many amazing vendors in my life. We spent the afternoon sampling local goodies and shopping for our next meal which included loads of veggies from the local farmers & fresh bread from the bakery.
We flew back into Wellington and had a few more day to explore. We drove around and stopped in Tarakena Bay to watch the waves roll in.
On our way up from Wellington we spent a night in Taranaki on the beach in a camper van. I absolutely love waking up to the sound of the waves rolling in.
Made our way to the amazing town of Raglan, just in time to catch the sunset surf and to celebrate my fiancé birthday.
Our evening consisted of listening to live music and watching the sun fade away across the ocean, what more could you want?
Listed above are just a few of my favourite moments from our trip. I hope you enjoyed my little round of photos and if you’d like to check out the rest of the album feel free to check them out here.