The Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga, a sacred site of the Maori people. The lighthouse overlooks the clashing of the seas, where Maori believe the spirits of the deceased begin their journey to their ancestral homeland.
The Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga, a sacred site of the Maori people. The lighthouse overlooks the clashing of the seas, where Maori believe the spirits of the deceased begin their journey to their ancestral homeland.
Photograph by Krista Rossow

14 Photos of New Zealand to Inspire Your Next Trip

From beaches to biking, this archipelago has fun activities for any traveler.

With its vast wilderness and rugged landscapes, New Zealand takes traveling to a whole new level. Whether being explored by foot, boat, or car, the island country has something for every kind of adventurer.

Krista Rossow is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Travel. You can follow her on instagram @kristarossow.

Book your next trip with Peace of Mind
Search Trips

Read This Next

The four-decade quest for an HIV vaccine yields new hope

In Venezuela, a quest for sainthood offers proof of miracles

South Africa plans to end controversial captive lion industry

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet