New Zealand – Scene in Between

Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Advice + Tips, Beaches, Coast, Inspiration, Landscaapes, New Zealand, South Island, Waterfalls | 4 comments

One of my favorite parts of New Zealand was the scenery in between the “big” destinations. The South Island, where I took a 22 day journey in a loop, covering about 3000 km, or 1864 miles, is one of the most scenic places I’ve ever been.

The colors of the water are unreal, varying from bright, clear aquamarine to sea green to turquoise to powder blue to ultramarine and cobalt, with too many shades in between for even an artist to name them all…

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Along the rocky coastline, you can see furry brown seals frolicking amidst the tide pools (or maybe taking a nap!)

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They say there are more sheep than people, and I believe it.

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Flowers of every description grow throughout the island…

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…and if you’re looking for a picnic spot, the only hard part is deciding which one.

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The drive from the north to the south on the West Coast is full of scenic stops, including beaches, waterfalls, and mountain views.

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Sometimes the scenery is close up…

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…sometimes it’s far away…

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…and sometimes it includes people!

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Wanaka offers beautiful scenes, both along the lake as well as up nearby hills.

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And the drive along Lake Pukaki to Mt. Cook is a looking glass of clouds and water, where you can hardly tell where sky ends and water begins.

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Even the animals have a view!

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Yes, what’s scene in between on the South Island of New Zealand is stunning and serene, so beautiful you just want to stare at it for hours, share it with others, and…

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…go back again!

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4 Comments

  1. There are no words worthy of your pictures…

    • Thanks Beth, I love taking them and love sharing them! All taken with my iPhone, btw.

  2. Your photographs make me envious, but darn it, every post makes me hungry.

    • Wish I could share the smells & tastes as well, Susan!

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