10 Days New Zealand photo trip
Why I decided to go for a 10 Days New Zealand photo trip
About a year ago I was getting ready for my stay in Australia, besides that I always had a wish to fulfill: to visit New Zealand. Attracted by its pure nature, its mountains and rivers, it was clear that you could not return without visiting that country. Before continuing, I also wanted to thank my friend Teresa, who based me on his experience visiting NZ a while ago, provided me with good advice and documentation on this trip.
I organized the route with the advice received from Teresa and her documentation, the search for NZ images in 500px, google images, google maps and the odd other support website. After making several route drafts with google maps to calculate the total kilometers, by sections and journey times, we already had the plan. Traveling to NZ from Melbourne, tickets were obviously much more affordable than from the old continent, even more flying with a low cost company, Jetstar in this case. The flight was from Melbourne to Christchurch and we would be a total of 10 days. Although it was not the only one with good motorhome deals being low season, we decided to hire a “Cheapa Hitop” van from ApolloCamper, the same company that I hired on my trip along the Australian east coast. To repeat and at the same time I might have rented a slightly larger motorhome with a built-in bath / shower. When the weather is cold as it was then, having everything close at hand without having to go outside is a welcome point. To save costs and also gain an iota of freedom, we were at a campsite one of every two nights to recharge the water tank, batteries and have conditioned toilets.
Traveling in New Zealand
I do not want to go into many explanations about how it is that I saw there, I prefer that the photographs speak and strongly recommend that you visit that distant but spectacular country. The planned route had a certain point of stress, much to see in just 9 days. We couldn’t wait days in the same area for that precious magic light. However, even on cloudy days, although I may have had to rule out some locations due to inadequate light, incredible photographs were still possible. I think I am not daring if I say that I have never enjoyed the camera so much making landscapes with such impressive and overwhelming nature wherever you look. My only great regret when boarding that Airbus A320 back to Melbourne was not having the opportunity to extend the stay for more days and discover these dream lands more deeply. So I’m left with the idea and wish to return one day.
I have created for the occasion and given the special of this trip, a GALLERY with an exclusive menu in the upper bar to directly access the photographs of NZ.
See you soon, New Zealand!
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