From the top!

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Just a quick reminder why you should visit Queenstown! Look at this view from the top set high above lake Wakatipu… Amazing!

 

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Sunday walk in Omaui

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Omaui Beach, New Zealand

Before we came down south everyone told us that winter here is cold, harsh and unbearable.

I wouldn’t agree.

There’s so many beautiful days like this one and it is pure satisfaction to enjoy it on one of the beaches close to town.

It’s even better when you can have those peaceful places only for yourself…

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Moeraki Boulders phenomenon

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Road trip along North Otago coast will lead you to this unusually large boulders lying at the Koekohe Beach.

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Moeraki Boulders are natural phenomenon and one of the most popular attractions here on the South Island.

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Originally formed around 60 million years ago these three meters in diameter stones are definitely great place for a bit different photo.

DSC06011According to Maori legend these boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it was wrecked after the landfall in New Zealand. According to science it is result of formations created by hardening sea sediment exposed through sea erosion.

Intriguing, right?

 

Fascinating Redwoods

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Amazing place just five minutes from downtown Rotorua is Whakarewarewa Forest known by the locals as Redwoods. People come here to ride a mountain bike, enjoy horse riding and a walk along great walking tracks. For me the most fascinating thing was Treewalk. It consists of 23 suspension bridges between 22 Californian coastal redwoods. The view of 100 years old dense native bush, from 12 meters above the ground, is stunning!

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Meeting of the seas

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This is definitely one more special place in New Zealand. Cape Reinga is the spot where two seas clash. It is the meeting point of Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. Really amazing. You can see how unsettled the water is, it looks like a race. If you are watching from atop the view is absolutely perfect…

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