Get lost in the magical world of Sir Peter Jackson's movie wonderland as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Explore The Shire, the colourful Hobbit holes and the lush green farmland nested between the hills next to Matamata in the Waikato region. Just like in the movies, as seen from Bag End. Click for a Binspi here.
The Mount. Or Mauao, in Maori meaning "caught by the dawn". With a beautiful and heartbreaking love story behind. Located somewhere in paradise, at the very end of the road leading through a narrow peninsula. In the heart of the Bay of Plenty. Majestically dominating the land. Captivating, iconic, round. One of its kind. Once you make it to the top, what you see will definitely blow your mind. Spectacular. Incomparable. Pristine. This is the view from the top. Do you want to climb it with me and watch the sun set? The best short summit hikes and one of the best beaches of New Zealand, right next to each other! Click for a Binspi here.
Rotorua. A deep cherry red Californian Redwood forest and a magical mixture of exotic trees and native ferns living side by side. Planted in 1901 and dedicated in 1947 to those working in forestry who lost their lives in the two world wars. A beautiful place to discover pure nature. At its best. Why? Because you step into the woods. And the trees ask you to dance... Click for a Binspi here.
Bethells Beach/ Te Henga Walkway
Amazing West Coast scenery. Orange-gold paths. Yellow gorse, white manuka, spiky cabbage trees. Green farmland. Walk through the bush, over the hills, say hi to the sheep, and down to the beach. Scent of nature. Treasures in the sand. Surfers in the large waves. Heartwarming colours of the sky. Float into the sunset right next to Auckland.
West of Auckland. The unmistakable triangle shaped rock with its reflection in the crystal clear water. Reflection of the beautiful puffy clouds. Where the blue-white sky and the blue-white waves meet. Solitude. Beach. Wild. Wide. Even wider in low tide, wider than you would ever imagine... Black volcanic sand until your eyes can see. Where walking on water is possible. Where the west coast sun sets in the most spectacular way. Click for a Binspi here.
West Coast. The jewel of the Waikato region. Breathtaking black sand beaches, one of the TOP 10 in NZ. Surfers' paradise with the longest left-hand break in the world allowing 10 min or 2 km of constant surfing. The cult movie "Endless Summer" (1966) was shot here. If you grow up here, you simply have no choice - you go surf. :)
Blows your hair, blows your mind. Literally. Windy Welly, the windiest city of the world. Impressions of the trendy, charming, compact, walkable little treasure box, the southernmost capital of the world. Click for a Binspi here.