A few shots from a trip to the Hokitika trench, frostfish swordfish bait, bluenose, John Dory, Millsy hooked up to a massive fish, warship and multiple hook ups... @dnaboats @hondamarinenz @blackmagictackle @simrad_anz #sword#deepseafishing#biggamefishing on the west coast of #newzealand#southisland
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand. This World Heritage site is stunningly beautiful no matter what the weather. The rain stopped briefly to reveal this view of Dusky Sound from our helicopter. There are no roads in its 10,000 square kilometers of pristine wilderness, accessible only by boat or by air. On assignment for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific council, here to learn about the New Zealand Department of Conservation management of endangered species such as the flightless Takahe. Once thought to be extinct, the program now ensures their survival with the population reaching 300 birds in 2016. #fiordlandnationalpark#southisland#newzealand @natgeocreative
Focusing on the beauty of change and transition today. Without change, we cannot grow. ✨
I leave this beautiful place today that I’ve called home for the last two months, where so much growth has taken place and friendships have been made. I will miss you dearly, but I will be back!🌈
Off to Nelson for another two months!
La casa de Mateo en Hokitika. Otra experiencia única.
Agradecidos una vez más por la amabilidad de una familia kiwi, divinas personas!
En el camino de Arthur’s Pass rumbo a Hokitika levantamos a Mateo, un chico universitario de 23 años que estudia medicina en Christchurch, estaba haciendo dedo para ir a su casa porque empezaban las vacaciones de invierno. Nos ofreció ir a su casa, nuestra repuesta claramente fue afirmativa. Nos recibieron su papá y Bella, su perra. Compartimos la cena, charlas y risas, nos bañamos, lavamos ropa, hicimos yoga y a la mañana siguiente desayunamos bien a lo kiwi. Una nueva historia que se sumó a nuestro viaje por la isla sur 👌🏽
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust.
It took me leaving New Zealand for a few years and coming back to fully realise what an astounding country I come from.
I grew up thinking it was totally normal having a beautiful beach down the road, hiking in rainforests and going to the snow every winter.
Leaving and seeing more of the world has made me so much more grateful to call New Zealand home and every day I see it with brand new eyes.
I'm so thankful to have seen more of the South Island recently with @straynz, seeing so many unique landscapes and taking part in the most memorable experiences.
I hiked on a glacier, saw local whales, did sooo many great walks, stayed off the grid in Fiordland, cruised through Milford Sound, bungy jumped off a bridge, saw the most incredible water I've ever seen (Lake Pukaki), I even explored Stewart Island (what a paradise!).
Every day left me blown away by the beauty of New Zealand and left me even more head over heels.🌿💕 #proudkiwi
Have you felt this way about a country? Let me know which one!