From New Zealand with love: your Instagram diary to stay in touch with your family

Friends On Road By Camper Van Against Sky During Sunset

So, you’re heading off on a business trip to New Zealand. Try not to scream with delight because you are travelling to one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Also, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the island while keeping in touch with your loved ones… with a little help from your Instagram account. 

Show your sun-deprived children the most beautiful beach in the country

Rent a car and drive to Cathedral Cove, a marine reserve on Coromandel Peninsula. Take a picture of the gigantic and natural rock arch formations, try to take a selfie on the sandy beach shaded by pohutukawa trees, then go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters.

#ChillWithEuropcar #Nofilter

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Cathedral Cove Car Park & Walk, 65 Grange Rd S, Hahei 3591

Track At The Chasm Fall, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, New Zealand

Troll your geologist desk-bound brother-in-law

Head to Wai-O-Tapu geothermal wonderland, in Rotorua. Check out the Champagne Pool, a hot spring that was formed over 900 years ago by a hydro-thermal eruption. Yes, the picture is going to be unbelievable. No, you don’t want to take a dip because of its carbon dioxide, arsenic and sulphide content. 

#whatsyourfavouritepicture #discoverearth

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Wai-O-Tapu, 201 Waiotapu Loop Rd, Rotorua 3073

Become the cool uncle to your geeky niece

Keep going 112 km south to wander in North Island’s Tongariro National Park with its incredible Māori cultural links. The park is home to three active volcanoes, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, and you will also find the glacial Emerald Lakes and the boiling mud pools of the Red Crater there. 

#naturegram #imissmyfamily 

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Tongariro National Park, 3382

Friends Sitting On Railing Against Sky During Sunset

Scare the pants off your loved ones

If you are around Wellington for business, you should visit South Island and the West Coast. The Hokitika Gorge is home to shimmering blue-green waters and dense forested surroundings. Walk for a few minutes to reach the viewing platform, the ultimate spot for an Instagram story. Keep walking to the swing bridge and wait for a panicked phone call from your family!

#europcarpicoftheday #naturepic 

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Hokitika Gorge, Kokatahi 7881

Impress your significant other who hasn’t been blown away since 2012

End your trip at Clay Cliffs and its impressive mammoth rock formation, 10 km west of Omarama and about 4 hours southwest of Christchurch. These sharp rock pinnacles were formed by layers of silt and gravel deposited by the flow of melting glaciers over a million years ago. Explore the centre of the canyon and get a like from your wife.

#likesonthemove #naturelovers

Likes goal: 1, as long as it comes from her

Clay Cliff Ln, Omarama 9412


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