LOCATION: New-zealand

Elopement
A New Zealand Adventure Turns Into A Gorgeous Engagement Shoot
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

 

Not only is New Zealand home to some of the most stunning scenery on the planet, but its rugged tracks and wild weather thrill visitors with surprises around every corner. We recently spotted this gorgeous engagement photo shoot by Maz of Black Bird Tale and we're struck by the vivid imagery and the story behind the couple’s two-day road trip with their photographer.

From snow-capped mountains to the wild golden summer grasses in the valley, Mount Cook shines supreme in this photo series. Straight from the photographer, here's the scoop on all things Queenstown and photo worthy.

Words and Photography by Maz Pedersen of Black Bird Tale

 

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Birthday Bucketlist
Canyons, Cedar Hot Tubs and Crisp Mountain Air Reign Supreme in New Zealand
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



Situated in Queenstown’s Shotover River canyon, we’ve found the perfect spot to bask in that crisp New Zealand mountain air. Onsen Hot Pools Resort and Spa is perched high on a Cliffside, overlooking alpine scenery and a river just below.

Suited for a day spa treat or a star-gazing soak, it’s no wonder this place is currently making rounds all over the internet.

Photography by Onsen Hot Pools Resort and Spa

 

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Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
The Oyster Inn : Auckland, New Zealand
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

The Report

Hello you nomadic Party Animals. Today our reporters are excitedly yelling 'Auck you!". Why? Because we are quite enamored with Auckland, New Zealand and want to swim all the way over to Waiheke Island. In this adventure capital of the world you just might find yourself partaking in bungee jumping, flying through the air as you skydive or simply planting your feet firmly on the ground on an incredible hike. In addition to the breathtaking scenery of Auckland how does saltwater air, weathered furniture, wicker, vintage cane chairs and bright striped yellow VW vans sound to you? Yep, we thought so.

The gem of a venue that caught our eyes and got our reporter notepads out is The Oyster Inn with glorious views of the Coromandel and beyond. This Victorian style building and seaside hideaway is nestled on Waiheke Island, a mere 40 minutes from Auckland. Located in the heart of Oneroa village, half of the property once housed the local island newspaper ‘The Gulf News’ which has been there for 31 years. With 3 gorgeous guest rooms, the hotel offers the perfect intimate escape for a getaway, events, and/or a delicious dining experience.

History Lesson. The Oyster Inn is the brainchild of two former Londoners who fell in love with the charming island after careers in the marketing and event industries. They hired Auckland-based designer Katie Lockhart to do the interior design. She utilized locally made furniture crafted from reclaimed wood, custom designed pieces and vintage staples.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE: Once landed in Auckalnd take a bus or taxi to the ferry building and take the regularly scheduled service to the island by Fullers.www.fullers.co.nz

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