Best Photo Spots in New Zealand

Road to Milford Sound

The entire trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound is beautiful. This photo was taken pretty early in the morning in August meaning that it’s winter in New Zealand. The first half of the trip to Milford was dry and the second half was a sort of snowy drizzle, although…

Piha Beach Area

Piha is the premier West Coast surf beach in Auckland. The shot below is in every body book that visits the place a view from when you first see the bay after the very winding road in. Here you can have a lot of fun lots of tracks in the…

The Glass House

This is a must visit for anyone who loves flowers, pack a spare battery cards and my recommendation a Monopod. In the two glass houses one cold (ambient temp) the other hot, the flowers change all the time being rotated so its always interesting. I recommend if you really like…

Sunrise Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach is a great spot for Sunrise my parents have captured many better than mine on my short holiday. I fully recommend this spot early well before the sun is starting to show. Bring a tripod and capture the full glory of a Sunrise but you have to take…

Mt Donald McLean

High on top of Mt Donald McLean is the high spot that you come to once you park and walk up to the top. I walked this in the dark by torch light and spent the night with the night birds all about. During the day the view is from…

Bowentown Pa, Maori Fort

A view from below the Pa (fort) on Waihi beach just watch out for those waves coming in. well worth a walk around this area as well. This is where all the shell fish came from that you find on top of the Pa and around the area in the…

Muriwai Gannet Colony

If you are in Auckland between August and March this is a very busy noisy place. You see here the late comers (Sadly i was here April) normally this whole area is full of Gannets. On a strong windy day you have to be able to put up with the…

Hidden New Zealand North Island Beaches – Lonely Bay

The Coromandel coast is well known for Cathedral Cove, and you can see why in the shot below. But the Cove is increasingly overrun with photographers at the best times of day/year, even early early dawn. And there are plenty of other options for an adventurous photographer. As this shot of Lonely…