Our 10 favourite images of New Zealand's outdoors

Aoraki/Mt Cook towers over the start point of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail. | Neil Bowman
Aoraki/Mt Cook towers over the start point of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail. | Neil Bowman

We take you on a quick adventure from home with 10 of our favourite images of New Zealand's outdoors. #keepdreamingofadventure.


Waterfalls of Milford Sound

One of the only outdoor spots in the world where visiting on a rainy day is easily better than visiting on a sunny day. The waterfalls that come to life in Milford Sound during a rainfall are something else.
 
Boat under the Bowen Falls |  <i>Tim de Jong</i>
 


Ophir Bridge, Otago Central Rail Trail

Cyclists on the 1880 Daniel O’Connell suspension bridge with its stone piers crosses the Manuherikia River at Ophir. We make sure we fit in a quick detour to see this bridge on all of our Otago Central Rail Trail trips.

 

Cycling over the Ophir railway bridge |  <i>Tom Powell</i>
 
 

Aoraki, Mount Cook

The mighty Aoraki, Mount Cook breaking through from the clouds as it towers above. There's nothing quite like seeing this majestic mountain for the first time.
 
Aoraki/Mt Cook towers over the start point of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail. |  <i>Neil Bowman</i>


Curio Bay, Southland

A new day begins on the rocky coastline of Curio Bay at the bottom of New Zealand's South Island. The mood of this photo is incredible.
 
Curio Bay sunrise |  <i>Peter Walton</i>


Kiwi Crossing

Make sure you look both ways for Kiwi crossing the road!
 
Beware of Kiwis on the West Coast of NZ! |  <i>Sandra Appleby</i>
 
 

Mt Aspiring

When the landscapes are so magnificent you can't help but feel as small as an ant. We love that feeling of perspective.
 
Mt Aspiring from Buchanan Ridge |  <i>Chris Buykx</i>
 
 

West Coast Wilderness Trail

It's not hard to guess how the West Coast Wilderness Trail got it's name. This picture showcases exactly how wild, rugged and untamed the nature around this trail really is.
 
Cycling through the West Coast wetlands |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>


Lake Harris, Routeburn Track

It was the outline of the mountains that first drew us to this picture. But then we kept looking and every part of it is simply stunning.
 
Lake Harris, Routeburn Track |  <i>Julianne Ly</i>
 

Coffee Break

Sometimes it's the little things that make an adventure so memorable. This picture makes us feel right at home in nature.
 
Cheers |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>
 
 

Lake Ohau, Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

How about that turquoise colour! If you look closely on the bottom right, you can see cyclists on the Alps 2 Ocean trail. What a view they would have. 
 
The Lake Ohau inlet |  <i>Daniel Thour</i>
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