If you've ever met me in person, you will know that I am the biggest fan of New Zealand. I can honestly say that my fascination with this country somewhat borders with an obsession. There, I said it. So far I've spent over 15 months in New Zealand and I already know that it's not enough.
Being amongst some of the most beautiful landscapes in this world has opened my eyes and made me finally realise what I want to do with my life. I want to convince people to do the same.
Each time I leave the country, I still feel like there's so much I haven't seen, so many more hikes I would love to do and locations I want to photograph.
My two week travel itinerary around New Zealand's South Island will take you to some of my favorite photography locations and will show you where you can easily escape into the backcountry thanks to the abundance of day hikes scattered around the island. Once you do, you'll understand where my obsession for New Zealand comes from!
Are You Ready to Get Inspired By New Zealand's Nature?
Now, please say I have converted you! I don't know where you are from, and what your interests are, but I sincerely hope that my photographs will inspire you to get off the couch and come to New Zealand.
Sorry if I may sound cliche, but I can assure you, that you won't regret it. Being outdoors will give you new outlook on life, clear your mind and give you a break from the daily routine that can be lethal to your senses.
People travel to New Zealand for the same reason, and that is to see the breathtaking and unique nature that can't be seen anywhere else in the world. However too often I have seen those people confining themselves to their vehicles and seeing only those places where their wheels will allow them to go.
There is more to this country than what your satellite navigation system will show you, a whole lot more, you will just need your legs to carry you there! If you want to capture the stunning scenery you have seen in these photos check out my articles about best hikes around Queenstown and where to hike in Wanaka.
Get out there and explore and I promise you, there will be no negative side effects! I am warning you though! You might get addicted really quickly! I certainly did.
P.S. Just please, please, please remember to be respectful of nature. Nothing makes me more angry than seeing litter lying around in places where trash doesn't belong!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am Marta Kulesza - the photographer and creator of www.inafarawayland.com. I come from Poland, but I've been living, travelling and working around the globe since I turned 18. A few years ago, during one of my trips to Scotland, I bought my first DSLR and my adventure with photography began. When I am not stuck to my computer editing photos, you can find me somewhere in the mountains.
Before you go, check out my other posts about New Zealand!
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