Postcards from New Zealand

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It's been nearly a year since my last trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud. And yet there's not a day that goes by that I don't sit and wistfully think about New Zealand. It's definitely the destination that has stolen my heart, and if it was easier to find cheap flights to Aotearoa, I would be back there tomorrow. But, since that's not possible, I decided to go back in a different way — through photos.

Enjoy some of my favorite New Zealand photos, presented to you in postcard form! These cover everything, from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island.

Cape Maria van Diemen

Pakiri Beach

Te Paki Sand Dunes



Kapiti Island

Paraparaumu Beach



Cuba Street



Lake Tekapo

Franz Josef Glacier

Southern Alps

Lake Hawea

Milford Sound




The Catlins

Doubtful Sound


Nugget Point

So who's ready to book their flights to New Zealand? I know I am.

Which of my New Zealand postcards would you send home to your family and friends?



"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to." - JRR Tolkien

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  1. Beautiful pictures! Did you click them all personally or got them online? This idea of postcards is out of the box. Great work!

      All the photos on my blog are my own, except when explicitly noted. I very rarely use other peoples’ photos, though.

    oh wow wow wow. it so magical for me to see the land of my heart here. and so delightful for me to be like yeah, i know that place. Aotearoa is a country of amazingness. i feel so lucky to call it home.

      It’s truly an amazing place! Can’t wait to get back there in November!

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    Absolutely beautiful job Amanda. My favorites are the sunset in the postcard below Kapiti Island and the one beneath the Franz Joseph Glacier.

      Thanks, Pete! Your “postcards” on your site inspired me to give it a try myself!

    Amazing photos! You should definitely try to sell these to a postcard company! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks, Andrea! I would be pretty cool to see some of these as real postcards!

    So beautiful! Always a sucker for picture posts and you can never go wrong with New Zealand:-). My apartment is covered in my pictures and like you, not a day goes by when I don’t think about New Zealand.
    Seriously, if you don’t utilize the working holiday visa for New Zealand before your 30, I am just going to keel over in shock. Please tell me it is in your life plan somewhere!!!

      Hahaha it is definitely in my 5-year plan (I only have 5 years left!). I’d really like to go as soon as I graduate next year, but I may have to find a job for a year or two to save up first… but I definitely want to do it!

        WHEW!!! YAY! That is what I did. Graduated, worked for 2 years and then went. It was perfect and I didn’t have to worry about money too much even though getting a job was a priority.

          That’s my plan! Hopefully it all works out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Beautiful shots, Amanda! These postcards really make us want to visit New Zealand. You should become an official ambassador for NZ Tourism – we will definitely use all your NZ posts when we go!

      Haha that would be my DREAM to work for Tourism New Zealand! Perhaps I should start sending them all my posts. Lol. I hope you guys make it there soon! I would love to see your take on it.

    Wow! I love your pictures. NZ is my home country and I’m always so proud when someone posts something about it. It’s really the best = )

      That’s awesome, Izy! It’s always great to come across people who are really proud of their homes. NZ is definitely a home to be proud of! It’s amazing.

    It’s been almost 4 years since I studied abroad in New Zealand! I miss it. I need to plan a trip to go back. Great pictures! Nugget Point was pretty much the prettiest place I went, in my opinion.

      I’ve been to NZ 3 times in the past 7 years (including a semester abroad in Wellington), and I still can’t get enough!

      Nugget Point was pretty amazing. The colors are just unreal!

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