Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand

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    The first shot from my New Zealand road trip! New Zealand is such a beautiful, clean and epic country. In our 3 week road trip we managed to see plenty; driving from the North to South Island. Each drive took us through national parks, past lakes, mountains, rivers and beautiful coast lines. We had to stop every few miles - there was so much to take photos of across the ever changing landscapes.

    The road trip consisted of:

    2796 miles driven across the North and South Islands (with a ferry trip in-between). An average of 2.3 hours a day
    10 National parks visited including Te Urewera, Whanganui, Tongariro, Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Paparora, Nelson Lakes, Arthur's Pass, Westland, Aoraki
    100+ Mountains including Mt Cook, Mt Ruapehu (aka Mt Doom), Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Adams, Mt Sefton, Mt John, Mt Tasman
    50+ Lakes including Lake Taupo, Lake Tekapo, Lake Matheson, Lake Pukaki, Lake Rotorua
    12 Cities & towns slept in, including Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Kaikoura, Twizel, Greymouth, Takaka
    6 Beaches including Wharariki Beach, Hot Water Beach, Wharekho Beach
    3 Glaciers walked to. They were the Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier & Tasman Glaciers
    2 Thermal Parks, Orakei Korako & Whakarewarewa
    856 Photos taken, 23 gigs worth. 101 editing & liked
    5 Lime shakes drunk (amazing!)
    2 Kiwi burgers eaten
    3 Animals killed by the car (1 cat, 2 small birds) ;(
    0 Wild kiwis’s seen (but we did see 2 captive so they are defiantly not mythical)

    Highlights would be Skydiving over Lake Taupo, driving through Arthur's Pass, Wharariki Beach in the golden bay was stunning (that’s where this photo was taken), Lake Tekapo and the surrounding glaciers were also incredible.

    19 gigs worth of memory cards didn't last me long, I ended up having to buy another 4 while out there and every night I would delete any I didn't like from the day - which was a pretty tough to do! I have 101 photos from the trip I like (from 856) I get them on Flickr over the next few weeks.

    Hope everyone is well I’ll catch up with everyone and there streams very soon :)

    As always, bigger is better!

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    1. Syber76600 [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

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    4. jarbas mattos 48 months ago | reply

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    7. ♡MiMi♡ off ♡ away ... [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top Seven Gallery ~ Admin Invite Only Post 1 Award 2 , and we'd love to have this added to the group!


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    8. nene-ane(ON - OFF) 48 months ago | reply


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    9. nene-ane(ON - OFF) 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Portfolio Landscape (ADMIN INVITE), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    11. sergioesse 48 months ago | reply

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      This must be one of the best examples of
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    12. Quiria 48 months ago | reply


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    13. leoniewise 42 months ago | reply

      beautiful photograph. this beach is one of my favourite places in the world.

    14. titoalo [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      I visited New Zealand this year, also in a road trip, and i think this beach is one of the best i have been ever, even if having a bath is not recommendable. I like very much your capture

    15. Dedication-Photography 37 months ago | reply

      Great photo, and i love the details you write about in your description mate.

      Been to Russel and Paihia at The Bay of Islands?

    16. larz_73 35 months ago | reply

      Whoa! Absolutely amazing

    17. richie-is-da-man 32 months ago | reply

      Wharariki is so incredible! Great shot!

    18. james smyth 19 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot and processed really well, top marks my friend

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