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8 places in New Zealand you can have all to yourself

Today’s blog comes from lola.photography, she’s a New Zealand photographer travelling the world one beautiful photograph at a time.

Escape the crowds and have a piece of New Zealand all to yourself. Here’s my pick of 8 places in New Zealand just waiting for you to visit…

Muriwai Beach


If you and your mates happen to rent a couple of 4WD’s, you can literally have a stretch of beach as far as the eye can see all to yourselves. There are several 4WD tracks through Woodhill Forest that run along the West Coast of Auckland. A sweet 30 – 45 minute drive from Auckland’s North Shore will see you dune surfing and skinny dipping in the golden sunset without a soul in sight. Then snuggle up under the night sky and watch for satellites and shooting stars (plenty of them!)
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Feature Friday #StartTheAdventure 06th May

TGIF! The weekend is knocking at the door and we’ve got the perfect #starttheadventure photos’s to get you in the mood for one giant weekend of exploring/dreaming of that getaway.

Check out our top 10 Instagram shots from this week’s adventurers.

@trentattrass – Queenstown, NZ


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#Feature Friday Mr Ollie Ali

Written by Tor White, Global Creative Director

We are doing #FeatureFriday a little differently today. We are going to show case one of our favourite photographers we have been working with lately…

We are totally committed to showing you guys a world that is real: full of real people and places and experiences… with all the crinkles and cracks as well as the beauty! This is why we have our own STA Travel creative studio and champion authentic photography, video, writing and music, all crafted by a collection of incredible young travellers, our STA teams and talented creatives we get to meet.

Last month I asked our friend and incredible photographer Ollie Ali if he’d be up for travelling around the world on one of our BlueTicket’s to capture photographs for the covers of our 2016 global brochures. Strangely enough he said hell yes!

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Feature Friday #starttheadventure

Woop it’s Friday, we had the Queen’s Birthday yesterday, it’s the start of the weekend… AND it’s the day we get to show off your amazing #starttheadventure photos.

Check out our top 10 Instagram shots from this week’s adventurers.

HARRIETVILLE, VICTORIA


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Top 9 Feature Friday #starttheadventure

Feature Friday is back ya’ll! Check out top 9 #starttheadventure images from this week. Don’t forget to share your adventures using #starttheadventure on Instagram to to be featured!

Lola.Photography

TLC lyrics here #chasedthemanyway #touchedthebutt
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