Wharariki Beach sunset, South Island, New Zealand

Taken at Wharariki Beach, South Island, New Zealand on April 20th, 2012

At Wharariki Beach there exist two of the most beautiful offshore islands I’ve ever seen. Their proper name is the Archway Islands, a moniker that couldn’t be better chosen. Three hundred foot towers of sandstone shot through with massive arches. Although you can drive most of the way to Wharariki Beach, the final approach is a 20-minute trek through farm paddocks and coastal forest, an effort that seems fitting to reach a place of such extraordinary beauty.


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