New Zealand, Travel

New Zealand Highlights

Hello New Zealand!

I’m still dreaming of New Zealand, even though I’m currently sitting in the beautiful country of the Philippine. Everywhere I travel, I definitely leave a piece of my heart there. I would make a bold statement and say this has been my favorite country I’ve visited, but it’s so hard to say that because  everywhere has it’s own beauty and charm. 

Similar to Bali, I’m going to post pictures of the highlights from my trip – it was hard to narrow it down from the thousands of pictures I took, but I forced myself to. When I get the time (and good wifi) I will be writing recommendations and more about my experiences in New Zealand and the other countries I have visited. It’s harder than you think to just sit down and write! Hope you all enjoy my pictures.

North Island

View from Mount Vic – Auckland, NZ
Rugby Match – Auckland, NZ
Cloudy Days at Piha – Auckland, NZ
Swimming in Tawharanui Regional Park – Auckland, NZ
Cathedral Cove – Hahei, NZ
Silouette – Hahei, NZ
Geothermal pool – Waiotapu, NZ
Geothermal Pool – Waiotapu, NZ
Lake Taupo Cruise – Taupo, NZ
Huka Falls – Taupo, NZ
Pretty Scenery – Paeroa, NZ
Looking over Mt Doom – Waikato, NZ
View of Emerald Lakes at Tongariro Crossing – Waikato, NZ
View from Mount Maunganui – Tauranga, NZ
Enchanted Forest – Taranaki, NZ
Kiwis at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum – Wellington, NZ
Mount Taranaki – Taranaki, NZ

South Island

Beach Views – Wharariki Beach, NZ
Backpacking through Abel Tasman – Tasman, NZ
Mountain Reflections up Mueller Hut Track – Canterbury, NZ
Views from Hillgrove – Moeraki, NZ
Kayaking at Abel Tasman – Marahau, NZ
Fish and Chips – Everywhere, NZ
Rose Garden for Valentine’s Day – Christchurch, NZ
Road trip – Twizel, NZ
Journal Entries at Tasman Glacier – Canterbury, NZ
Tallest Mountain in NZ (Mt Cook) – Canterbury, NZ
More sheep than people – Everywhere, NZ
Mussel Inn for the Win – Onekaka, NZ
Onetahuti Beach in Abel Tasman – Tasman, NZ
Lake Tekapo – Tekapo, NZ
Hang gliding – Queenstown, NZ
Milford Sounds Selfie – Milford Sounds, NZ
Camping views – Fortrose, NZ
Viewpoint from Sealy Tarns Track – Canterbury, NZ
Sunset in Abel Tasman – Tasman, NZ
Best Burger Joint (Fat Tui) – Marahau, NZ
Made it to the top of Mueller trek – Canterbury, NZ
Trespassing at Fred’s River – Canterbury, NZ

Until next time New Zealand!

Xo, Carley


  1. Jaro

    Nice list of highlights! I would add: Te Urewera + Waikaremoana Lake, tramp around Mt. Ruapehu = The North Island. Mt. Oven, Holyford track, Karamea and caves&arch,Oamaru….and north and south circuit in Stewart Island.


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