New Zealand has the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. It is not surprising that fans of Lord of The Rings equate Middle Earth to New Zealand as the picturesque locations truly embody the mystery and beauty of the landscape described by Tolkien.
One of the parks I visited on the weekend was Wenderholm Regional Park. It is located about 42 km north of Auckland near the east coast. It has camping grounds, bbq pits, wildlife and loads of beautiful scenery for a weekend of camping, just to get away from the city lights.
If you are into wildlife photography there is an abundance of birdlife to appreciate. Bring along a super-zoom lens to capture these up close!
Here are some photos from my walk.