Whenever I get a guest or a visitor from overseas, they without fail will remark that every little thing about our country is beautiful. The way that we can walk a minute from our houses, stand on the crest of a rise and see out over the harbour to Rangitoto Island. The forests that line the roads, the farmlands, the beaches, the mountains. Everything. These things somehow become normal to us, the ones lucky enough to live here, and we find ourselves just being numb to it all. Waitangi Day should be a day when we remember how lucky we are to live in New Zealand, one of the most beautiful places in the world. To that end, here are some pictures of our scenic wonders to help us all remember, and be thankful.
Happy Waitangi Day everyone and enjoy your day off!
|Lake Tekapo, South Island.|
|Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe by Craig Potton|
|Cathedral Cove, Coromandel.|
|Hot Water Beach, North Island.|
|NZ Native Kauri Forest|