Welcome to my New Zealand landscape photography gallery. Since 2007 I’ve been travelling around NZ from Northland to the Catlins to capture stunning NZ landscape photos from around the country. I hope you enjoy browsing my photos as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.
New Zealand's biggest city may not be the first place you think about when you think of scenic imagery, but Auckland's got its fair share of beautiful locations. Surrounded by water, the calm east coast beaches offer great sunrise locations, often with a view of Rangitoto Island in the background, while the rugged west coast beaches, such as Piha and Muriwai, offer spectacular sunset locations. Then there are wonderful views of the city from various places like Mount Eden, Mount Victoria, North Head which offer a great mix of nature and man-made scenes.Explore Now
The Northland region of New Zealand stretches upwards from Auckland to the very top of New Zealand. Russell is a charming little town in the Bay of Islands. My favourite place there is Tapeka Point, where a grassy track gives access to views from a pa site over the Bay of Islands. Whangarei has the best inner city waterfall in my opinion. Whangarei Falls is a 26m high waterfall surrounded by park, native New Zealand bush and walkways, and is so very easy to access being only 10 mins drive from the city. Mangawhai Heads is a gorgeous little coastal town just 2 hours from Auckland. The beach is a great sunrise location, with sand dunes and interesting rock formations to make for some stunning photos.Explore Now
Photos from North Island regions including the Coromandel Peninsula, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Castlepoint, Mt Maunganui, and Raglan. The Coromandel Peninsula has hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches, the most famous being Cathedral Cove, one of the filming locations for the Narnia movies. New Plymouth is a city in the Taranaki region on the North Island's west coast. It offers views of the picturesque Mount Taranki, has a lighthouse (Cape Egmont) nearby, and of course amazing beaches right next door.Explore Now
Photos from the Canterbury region, including Twizel/MacKenzie District, Mt Cook National Park, Lake Tekapo, Kaikoura, Castle Hill, and Christchurch.
Aoraki Mount Cook and the surrounding national park is one of NZ's most amazing landscape locations, it has so many stunning vantage points from around the park.
The Mackenzie Country has some breathtaking high country scenery. My favourite season is autumn when the whole basin is awash in copper and gold. In April and May, the lakes around Twizel and Lake Pukaki are framed by trees turning brilliant orange and red in contrast to the intense blue water colour, and it can also be one of the calmest times to visit resulting in great reflection photos.
Kaikoura has to be one of NZ's most diverse photography locations and in my opinion highly underrated. It's not often you can capture both snow-capped mountains and the sea in the same shot. Add to that the incredible sea life such as whales, dolphins, and seals and you can understand why it's a must-see NZ spot.
Photos from the Otago region, including Queenstown, Wanaka, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, and Lindis Pass.
Queenstown has many incredibly scenic bays all along Lake Wakatipu with views towards the Remarkables and Walter and Cecil Peak. There's also other lakes, such as Lake Hayes and Moke Lake which are stunning.
Arrowtown has to be the best place to be during autumn. The cliffs are full of trees that turn an amazing gold during April and offer views like nowhere else in New Zealand.
Glenorchy is a small town about an hour's drive from Queenstown but is packed with stunning views of its own.
Photos from the South Island, including Wharariki beach, Golden Bay, Nugget Point, the Catlins. While all these areas are stunning, Wharariki beach has to be my favourite location in this category. In my opinion it's the most spectacular coastline in New Zealand with its scattering of caves, rocks and arches. It's a landscape photographer's paradise!Explore Now