As photographers it can sometimes be an interesting creative experiment to shoot to a theme. Before we left for our recent trip to New Zealand I decided to include some images of roads as a part of our field work for our upcoming photography e-book. For those of us that enjoy driving holidays, roads can tell us a lot about a destination. In many ways they are the soul of a country. Let’s take a look at some New Zealand roads…mainly on the North Island. This is Part 1 of a two part article.
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Once you are outside of major cities most of the bridges you will find in New Zealand are one lane. This one is located on the north end of the town of Paihia on the North Island.
New Zealand is a country that is very environmentally conscious and preserving its natural heritage is a priority. This tree is located on the east coast of the North Island.
This is the road leading to the Te Paki Sand Dunes on the North Island.
The Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island has some spectacular scenery as the images above and below help to illustrate.
The photograph below could have been taken in countless locations in New Zealand.
The road below takes visitors who have signed up for the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour to the staging area at the site.
One of the most spectacular drives we had during our recent trip to New Zealand was on the Whangaehu Valley Road and Field Track, pictured below. The ridges on the hillsides are paths caused by the grazing sheep.
Many times to reach various beach locations you will travel on some interesting roads, like the one in the image below. This road leads to Whitecliff Walkway.
Just outside of Dunedin on the South Island you’ll find the Otago Peninsula. This is a gorgeous drive with lots of beautiful coastal views and some interesting rock formations, as pictured below.
In Part 2 we’ll view some additional road scenes captured on the South Island of New Zealand.
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