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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