Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

I love to travel to new places, exploring the unknown and finding the all-important elements that connect humans with nature. There are not many people that know NZ better than me. My hope is to both inspire you to visit this beautiful country but also help guide you towards an experience you'll never forget.

Having spent the last 10 years travelling New Zealand with my camera, I know this country like the back of my hand and these are the best locations and must do places that can not be missed on a trip to New Zealand.

Guide by Rach Stewart
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4.9(10 reviews)

Pavel Isačkin

April 2024

I recently returned from a thrilling 3-week road trip across New Zealand, armed with Rach Stewart’s landscape photography guide. This guide proved to be an indispensable tool that significantly enriched my experience. The highlight for me was undoubtedly the carefully selected photography spots. Rach has an eye for unique, often hidden locations that are a dream for any photographer aiming to capture the essence of New Zealand's landscapes.

The detailed descriptions and reference images helped me plan my shoots to take advantage of the best light, and I found some incredible spots that I would never have discovered on my own.

This guide is more than just a map; it's a gateway to experiencing New Zealand through the eyes of someone who truly loves and knows its landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a hobbyist, this guide is a must-have for capturing the majestic beauty of New Zealand. I’m already looking forward to my next visit, ready to explore more breathtaking vistas!

Oliver Whone

February 2024

Fantastic resource for anyone visiting NZ and looking for outdoor experiences. Personally, I picked it up with photography spots in mind. But overall, this guide came in extremely handy more generally for getting around and not missing any of the numerous (and mind-blowing!) sights. Rach has been very thorough with it, with loads of reference pics and detailed descriptions.

Bottom line: it's money very well spent!

Taylor Gleaves

January 2024

I purchased this guide before my trip to New Zealand thinking it would be a great planning tool (and it is!). I am currently about 1/4 of the way through that trip when our plans have unexpectedly changed and we had to book accommodations in a completely different area than planned. I was able to use this guide to find accommodations and great landscape photography options all along our new route. Can’t overstate how helpful having this was!

Wendy Shelker

January 2024

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rach Stewart's guide to New Zealand! I even had her plan 2 weeks on the South Island for us and her personalized itinerary is mind blowing! It's like the guide, but even easier to follow and she covers all of the details, like where to stay, what time to hike to reach a location for sunrise photos, what lenses and compositions work best, etc. It's so detailed, and well thought out!

Her work is simply amazing, and having her photos to guide the way in planning our New Zealand trip is the best!! I can't recommend her guide and itinerary enough!

Robin Salmi

December 2023

I’ve tried various maps/services on Rexby, and the information provided for each spot in this one is one of the best (if not the best) I’ve come across. Rach provides details about what time best to visit (if photography in mind), how long it takes and also things to take into consideration.

Absolute class package 🤌🏼


December 2023

We are so thankful for this map and guides being available before our trip to NZ next month!! There are so many hidden gems on the map that we haven't found online anywhere else, we can't wait to explore these beautiful places in person!

Guide by Rach Stewart
Joined in August 2023

It's Rach Stewart here and I am a professional landscape and travel photographer based in New Zealand. My passion to be with nature along with a love of fun, adventure and exploring is what I think characterises my landscape photography and forever fuels me to seek out and find the beauty created by the natural world. Through this passion of mine I have amassed a huge following of over 350,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook and have been out capturing nature at its best with my camera for 10 years.

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