Life Through A Lens #9- New Zealand

Early last month, I was lucky enough to get to visit beautiful New Zealand on a school trip. We spent 4 days hiking around Lake Waikaremoana, and spent the rest of the time soaking in the beautiful culture of New Zealand. While the hiking was fun (ish:/), I absolutely fell in love with the kindness of the local people, and how laid-back and down to earth the vibe was. Here are some photos that try to capture and recreate the amazing feel of New Zealand.

Downtown Rotorua- 10am

Downtown Rotorua- 10am

And we sailed away on our last night. NZ, you were incredible!

And we sailed away on our last night. NZ, you were incredible!

Traditional Maori Mirai- we were extremely lucky to get to stay here for 2 nights

Traditional Maori Mirai- we were extremely lucky to get to stay here for 2 nights

On our last evening, we took a yacht ride on Lake Rotoiti to the natural hot springs

On our last evening, we took a yacht ride on Lake Rotoiti to the natural hot springs

ROTOVEGAS! We spent our last day luging and white water rafting

ROTOVEGAS! We spent our last day luging and white water rafting

Traditional Maori Hangi- they cook their food underground

Traditional Maori Hangi- they cook their food underground

We were able to visit a Maori Village where they put on a water show for us

We were able to visit a Maori Village where they put on a water show for us

The cutest little lake in the middle of the mountains

The cutest little lake in the middle of the mountains

Lake Waikaremoana from 1,000m high!

Lake Waikaremoana from 1,000m high!

Lake Waikaremoana from a higher angle

Lake Waikaremoana from a higher angle

Lake Waikaremoana right before the sun began to set

Lake Waikaremoana right before the sun began to set

Caught this beauty of a sight during a quick lunch stop on our way to the lake

Caught this beauty of a sight during a quick lunch stop on our way to the lake

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