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Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

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Arthurs Pass has to have been my most favourite drive of all. The most stunning New Zealand landscapes – sweeping mountains, blue flowers hug the sides of the roads that lead down into stunning valleys. I could have stayed here for my whole holiday!

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There is a train called the TranzAlpine which runs from Greymouth to Christchurch, passing through Arthurs pass. The shot above is of the railways which has blue lupins along it. One of my goals this year is to take this train ride through winter when the mountain tops are coated in fresh white snow.
An absolute MUST when visiting New Zealand is to spend time going through here.
Amazing.
The BEST. xobec


Friday

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A few snapshots from my amazing mini road trip around the top of the South Island, New Zealand. Places I have never visited before, so many memories & almost 200 photos taken. You can see my first road trip here of Punakaiki.
I hope you all had an amazing New Years – time to start thinking about all the new goals huh? =)
Here is this weeks…
Video: A motivational speech by Will Smith – SUCH a cool guy.
Article: This is too too clever. I love it when people make use of someones else rubbish and turn it into beautiful art. This sculpture is made from over 4000 plastic bags.
Quote: ‘Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.’ – Frida Kahlo
xobec


Punakaiki – South Island, New Zealand

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Over the next few days I’ll be sharing my mini road trip adventure of the top of the South Island. I was so lucky to have a few weeks off over Christmas to be able to do this!
First stop was on the west coast – a small town called Punakaiki, famous for its Pancake Rocks & blowholes. These limestone formations were formed 30 million years ago and are truly spectacular.

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I was so taken by this place. The gorgeous little winding stone pathways, amazing rock formations with the sea crashing at their base and surrounded by New Zealand flax bushes & Nikau Palms. It was overcast with a light rain which made the whole experience more dramatic.

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If you get the chance to visit here, I highly recommend taking this little walk along the coast. Breathtaking & beautiful.xobec



New Zealand landscape

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A few beautiful landscape snapshots from our short weekend away. Sometimes, you can get so lost in everyday life that you forget to look at the bigger picture or, the amazing country you live in. New Zealand’s nature and landscape scenery always blows me away. These shots were taken a few hours away from Nelson. I have more photos to share with you over the next few weeks so keep an eye out.xobec