Guest post: Jon, at inredningsvis.se

I have the honour today of giving you all a sample of my home country, New Zealand. I’ve been living in Scandinavia for 10 years now and only been back in NZ once since I moved here. It might be time for a trip back soon, as home-sickness is pretty strong right now at the end of Winter. It is of course Summer in New Zealand right now, with temperatures around 25C – 30C. Hope you like the pictures :)

North Island

Cape Reinga
Cape Reinga – at the very top of the North Island

02-1 Northland New Zealand

03 Kauri Cliffs New Zealand

Tane Mahuta - God of the forest
Tane Mahuta – God of the forest
The Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands
90 mile beach near where I grew up. Note: No tourist hotels here (thankfully!)
90 mile beach near where I grew up. Note: No large, ugly, concrete tourist hotels here (thankfully!)

07 One tree hill, Auckland New Zealand

Rangitoto Island (an extinct volcano), Auckland CIty
Rangitoto Island (an extinct volcano), Auckland CIty
Auckland - City of Sails
Auckland – City of Sails
Mt. Ngaruahoe, high on the volcanic plateau
Mt. Ngaruahoe, high on the volcanic plateau

12 Rotorua New Zealand

Plenty of geysers in Rotorua
Plenty of geysers in Rotorua

14 Waterfall New Zealand

The last Samurai was filmed here - Mt.Taranaki
The last Samurai was filmed here – Mt.Taranaki
The capital - Wellington
The capital – Wellington

South Island

Crossing Cook Strait to the South Island
Crossing Cook Strait to the South Island
Norway isn't the only place in the world with fiords - Fiordland National Park
Norway isn’t the only place in the world with fiords – Fiordland National Park

18 Lake Tekapo New Zealand

19 Southern Alps New Zealand

Adventure Capital of the Wold - Queenstown
Adventure Capital of the World – Queenstown
Pancake Rocks (Punakaiki)
Pancake Rocks (Punakaiki)
Marlborough Vineyards
Marlborough Vineyards

23 Dunedin New Zealand

24 Near Christchurch New Zealand

25 Glacier New Zealand

26 South ISland New Zealand

The Milford Track - a bush trek over several days with some of the world's most amazing scenery.
The Milford Track – a bush trek over several days with some of the world’s most amazing scenery.

 

Which travel destinations would you recommend in your country?

Have a great day!

/Jon

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I divide my time between being a professional musician, performance coach, and website designer. With Inredningsvis, my work is by and large behind the scenes, but I have published a few "How to" posts, as well as some (previously) top secret recipes!

32 Comments

  1. Jon~ One of my favorite vacations ever was to New Zealand. The friendliest people and those beautiful Remarkable Mountains!

  2. Those pics are stunning and those views are certainly very picturesque.
    And I have heard only good news about New Zealand and its people.

    • Jon Reply

      Yes, the funny thing is that we grow up thinking the rest of the world is the same. It’s only when we leave that we realise how lucky we are down there!

  3. Jag har spenderat en termin på Nya Zeeland (först en månad i Christchurch och sedan resten av tiden i Auckland) och när jag ser bilderna här minns jag hur vacker det är!! Jag kan komma på mig själv att verkligen sakna A-land. Det kändes som en liten stad fast den var ganska stor och havet var en sådan naturlig del av staden på något vis. Minns också Waikiki beach, så otroligt breathtaking!

    Här i Sverige skulle jag nog rekommendera en tur till Fryksdalen (som den värmlänning jag är) eller Norrköping/söderköping med omnejd som jag också gillar massor. Nu bor jag ju på västkusten och det är också vackert med den bohusländska skärgården.

    • Jon Reply

      Ja, Auckland är en fin stad. Besökte du också Wellington när du var där?

      Waikiki beach finns i Hawaii, men du kanske menar Waihi? Eller en strand på Waiheke island?

    • Jon Reply

      Det är bara att köpa flygbiljetten och dra! :)

      Kan kännas långt bort men de allra flesta flygturer tar ca 36 – 48 timmar med mellanländningar.

  4. Underbar blogg och härlig inspiration! Här kommer jag kika in oftare:-). Jag bloggar även på svenska på http://www.casaneuhaus.blogspot.com. Där lite mer allmänt om min vardag och på concept-by-sarah ligger fokus på inredning. Nya Zeeland, ska bli spännande att läsa! Kram Sarah

    • Jon Reply

      Hoppas du gillar bilderna – och resten av inredningsvis.se förstås!

  5. Hi Maria! Tell Jon that he is from an amazing country! One of the places I really love to visit one day soon! Always have heard so beautifully about NZ and also the people there are very ncie and friendly! What stunning photos and places, wanna travel there now:) Happy weekend my dear, love and hugs! xo

  6. Your homecountry is so wonderful. Recently I finished a book about New Zealand (in German: “Was scheren mich die Schafe”) and your photos confirm me in my meaning. I could imagine that it´s not so easy for you to live so far away from home since such a long time and in a such cold region …

    Hope you can it make possible for yourself to go to New Zealand very soon.

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

    • Jon Reply

      Thanks, Rena. My German isn’t great, but I believe your book was something about sheep shearing?

      Well, in the early 1980s there were around 70 million sheep in NZ, now it’s about half that number (no idea why – probably rural to urban population drift or something).

      But anyway, yes, I am thinking about going back around December/January/February sometime to get the most out of the Summer :)

  7. Amazing photos! We are planning to visit NZ this Christmas!! And these photos just confirm that we are making the right decision!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Vackra bilder, som får mig att minnas…back in the day´s…i slutet av 80-talet var jag ute på en jorden runt resa under ett år. Då hamnade jag på New Zealand…liftade runt, helt underbart folk, som bjöd på sig själva, sina hem och vänlighet utöver det vanliga. Skulle med glädje åka dit igen…en liten kul anekdot är att min förstfödda är tillverkad där:))..brukar skoja om det, men det vill hon inte lyssna på.
    Ha det gott!

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