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Photo Journal: My Vacation in New Zealand

Photo Journal: My Vacation in New Zealand


I recently was lucky enough to visit New Zealand for the second time.  My boyfriend and I were invited to a friends wedding in Napier.  We decided it would be a great excuse to go back to a country we both loved.  Here is a little bit of what I got up to on my trip…

Enjoyed a beautiful view of Auckland from Mt. Eden.

Took the ferry to Waiheke Island.

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Visited Huka Falls and the Otumuheke Stream, Spa Park in Taupo.  

(I was too busy swimming in the hot springs to take a photo of the latter.)

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Went on two wonderful wine tours.

Elephant Hill was one of my favourite vineyards.

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Checked out a few local shops.

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Went to an amazing farm wedding in Napier!

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Blush and Brie - Beauty and Lifestyle Blog by Vancouver Makeup Artist Katie Elwood
Blush and Brie - Beauty and Lifestyle Blog by Vancouver Makeup Artist Katie Elwood

Enjoyed a quiet moment with a glass of wine while overlooking Auckland.

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Watched a beautiful sunset at Takapuna Beach.

We came back here the next morning for brunch at the Takapuna Beach Cafe.  It was a great way to spend the morning before our flight home.  Delicious food and a gorgeous view!

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Where will you be going on your next vacation?

Katie.

 

Update:  

Here is one more beautiful photo from the wedding in NZ, taken without my knowledge. I now have it framed in my living room.  Thank you Richard Wood Photography! 

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