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Exploring Purakaunui Falls in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of my favourite countries. Both the North and South Islands are stunning and have so many beautiful features. I wasn’t lucky enough to visit Purakaunui Falls during my time on the South Islands but hey I can always go back.

The beauty of New Zealand is a place you have to experience for yourself. It’s a wonderful country to visit if you like hiking and the outdoors. So probably one of the reasons I visited!

As an amateur photographer, trying to master using my own Nikon SLR this photo caught my attention. The technique used to create the blurring of the water is a skill I have been trying to master for a little while. And whenever I spot a waterfall on a hike it’s another chance to try out my skills. Here’s one of my attempts on Instagram  from the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

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Purakaunui Falls, new Zealand from Follow the view

Exploring the spectacular Purakaunui Falls

This picture was taken in the Catlins, we were on our way to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in New Zealand – McLean Falls. But after going deep into the forest we discovered  another stunning waterfall, the Purakaunui Falls.

This southern region of the South Island may seem a bit off the beaten track, but it’s a true gem! Mysterious forests full of countless waterfalls, the picturesque Pacific shore, wild animals… Nothing seems better for all nature-lovers!

Here you will have a chance to see extremely rare yellow-eyed penguins, clumsy seals and mighty albatrosses.  Stay on the beach and explore the Cathedral Cove, one of the greatest sea caves in the World. You will never get bored in the Catlins!” Magda Bielawny


This week’s photo of Purakaunui Falls in New Zealand comes from Magda & Michal at ‘Follow the view ‘ and was taken using a Nikon D5100.

Magda and Michal are two adventurous spirits behind ‘Follow the view’ blog. A Polish couple, currently based in Germany, trying to get the most out of 30 days of vacation and countless Bavarian holidays to pursue their greatest passion. Exploring the World.

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Take a walk and see the beauty of New Zealand. The stunning Purakaunui Falls found on the South Island is simply beautiful and worth exploring.

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Comments (11)

  1. In that moment I would be just seated in one of the ponds of these falls, I bet they are really refreshing.

  2. South part of the South Island in New Zealand is the one place we couldn’t fit into our itinerary due to lack of time when we travelled last year. The falls look really nice, would’ve loved to experience them.

  3. These waterfalls are so gorgeous! I’m a very amateur photographer but I love hiking and being in natural beauty. I tend to leave the photography side of things to my boyfriend! Can’t wait to get to New Zealand one day, it all looks so spectacular.

    1. Thanks Kate, yes it was a great capture from Magna and Michal. Yes NZ is absolutely amazing. Although if you love hiking and natural beauty I’m just back from Iceland which is stunning. Plus they have lots of awesome waterfalls. Feel free to check out my Instagram for inspiration 🙂