Top 10 Photogenic New Zealand Destinations

You have probably heard how beautiful some countries are; but it’s difficult to take someone’s word for it until you’ve seen it for yourself. The thing that makes New Zealand stand out from the rest is that it doesn’t only have one or two outstanding places to visit in a campervan hire—it has several. From mountains to beaches, lakes, and hills, photogenic New Zealand is an outdoors enthusiast’s heaven. Take it from me, there is no other place that captivates my adventurer spirit as New Zealand does. Following are a few of the most beautiful places in New Zealand to help you get started, but believe me, there is plenty more to see. Check out these gorgeous landscapes.

Top 10 Photogenic New Zealand Spots

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is an incredibly majestic area of New Zealand that will provide you with a feast of beauty for your eyes while also being a destination that offers plenty of fun and adventure.

Mitre Peak reflections on Milford Sound, Photogenic New Zealand
Mitre Peak reflections on Milford Sound

From the multitude of wildlife to the gorgeous peaks and hiking trails, as well as boating opportunities, this area is ideal for anyone who wants to be surrounded by beauty in one of New Zealand’s most iconic locations.

Mount Cook

Mt. Cook is a photogenic New Zealand destination for those who love mountain climbing, hiking, and exploring. As the tallest mountain in New Zealand, you can only imagine how beautiful the views are from above.

Aoraki Mount Cook,Photogenic New Zealand
Aoraki Mount Cook

Whether you want to explore from above, partake in snowy activities, or observe the captivating wildlife in the area, this area is undoubtedly one of the reasons why New Zealand is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Doubtful Sound in Fiordland

From waterfalls to rivers, cliffs, and forests, Doubtful Sound is an incredible place that deserves attention as one of the most beautiful and photogenic New Zealand destinations.

Doubtful Sound
Doubtful Sound

It’s also one of the largest fiords and has plenty of marine life for those who love underwater life. Whether you visit the marine reserves in the area or you explore the forests, there is plenty for you to discover in this gorgeous area.

Lake Hawea in Otago

There is nothing like arriving to one place and discovering a plethora of natural beauty and activities to do. Lake Hawea in Otago is the place where adventurers who want to observe some of the most fascinating scenery in the world, will be rewarded.

Lake Hawea, Otago
Lake Hawea, Otago

You can enjoy the views of the blue water against the backdrop of Mt. Aspiring. Whether you visit in the spring or the winter, you can enjoy a hike, go kayaking, or simply relax and enjoy the glorious views.

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is one of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand, if not in all the world. And it’s pretty obvious why.

Lupins at Lake Tekapo
Lupins at Lake Tekapo

From the crystal-clear water to the gorgeous Russel Lupins that flourish in the area and the mountains in the distance, this is truly a must-see photogenic New Zealand destination in the country.

Queenstown Lakes District

Not only is Queenstown a great place to visit for enjoying city life and getting to know the Kiwi’s, but it‘s also a fabulous destination to enjoy the beautiful scenery that is abundant in this area.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

From mountains to lakes, those who want an experience that is worth writing home about, will love this top photogenic New Zealand destination.

Lady Bowen Falls

You can’t go to New Zealand in a campervan hire without taking some time to visit the Lady Bowen Falls in Milford Sound. These falls are remarkable for how majestically they fall from the mountains above into the lake below.

Lady Bowen Falls, Milford Sound
Lady Bowen Falls, Milford Sound

Whether you visit the area during a sunny day or a cloudy one; you will always be able to capture incredible pictures of what is one of New Zealand’s most popular waterfalls.

Lake Pukaki

Grassy hills, clear blue waters, and distant mountains make this a romantic destination for those who want to see what the beauty of New Zealand is all about.

Lake Pukaki
Lake Pukaki Image BY itravelNZ – New Zealand in your pocket via / CC BY 2.0

As an alpine lake with snow-capped mountains in the background; it truly leaves you with an impressive view that is picture-worthy and a great place to get away to.

Fox Glacier

Have you ever thought about going hiking on glaciers? You can in New Zealand at Fox Glacier, which is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and with good reason.

Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier

Whether you see it from above or hike it, the glaciers will reward you with spectacular views. It’s worth visiting if you plan on traveling New Zealand in a campervan hire.

Waikato River

Spilling out of Lake Taupo is one of the most breathtaking bodies of water in the world. The vivid blue waters of Waikato River give it a surreal, almost swimming pool-like appearance.

Huka Falls on the Waikato River
Huka Falls on the Waikato River: Image By Alex Santosa via / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thrill seekers can also try going on the Taupo Bungee Jump, situated above the most picturesque area of the river.

About JaiTadeo

Jai started writing poetry and short stories at 7 - her grandmother being her very first editor and number one fan (until today). Now in her early thirties, she writes travel blogs and yes - still dream to travel to every country in the world before she's 40.

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