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10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the South Island

10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the South Island

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Photos of the South Island that You Have to Take!

Do you suffer from lack of imagination? Are you a sucker for copying other people? Then you have come to the right place. Being in New Zealand, you can feel like a bit like sheep by following the crowd. (Yes, the sheep in New Zealand are pretty inspiring). So we have gathered some photos of the South Island that people like to take so you can copy them too. You’re welcome.

Don’t fret, there are photos you can take on the North Island too. 10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take on the North Island.

1. Wildlife Selfie

Probably one of the harder token tourism photos to take but it is a challenge any serious traveller should accept!

Location: Kaikoura, South Island

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2. Eaten by a Moeraki Boulder

Hilarious! Find the Moeraki Boulders between Dunedin and Oamaru. It’s also one of the 10 Unique & Unusual Things to Do on the South Island.

Location: Moeraki, South Island

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3. Gazing at an Amazing View

If you know what is good for you, you will gaze into the distance for the camera. It’s artsy enough to get a couple of extra likes on Instagram. You can pretty much do this anywhere in New Zealand, but for this example, we’ve used Milford Sound.

Location: Milford Sound, South Island

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4. Cruising in Milford Sound

Ok, we all know you’re going to Milford Sound so here’s another photo opportunity. There’s always time to capture part of your cruise ship in Milford Sound. Nothing says New Zealand like the flag.

Location: Milford Sound, South Island

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5. Token Architecture

Everyone needs a token piece of architecture in their photo album, like the most photographed building in NZ, Dunedin Railway Station.

Location: Dunedin, South Island

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6. Waterfall in the Mouth

How clever! This particular waterfall is Thunder Creek Falls along the Haast Pass Highway between Haast and Wanaka.

Location: Thunder Creek Falls, South Island

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7. Church of the Good Shepherd

It will be amazing if you see this church looking this empty. Everyone wants a photo of it standing so proudly in front of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps.

Location: Tekapo, South Island

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8. Show Sass in a Glacier

Don’t be boring in a glacier. Pretend your stuck, wiggle into an ice cave, look like you’re being swallowed by a crevasse… The possibilities are endless!

Location: Tasman Glacier, South Island

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9. Jump Off a Wharf

In particular, the wharf at Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park.

Location: Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island

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10. Endless Photos from the Ferry Between the North and South Islands

You have a few hours to kill on the ferry between the North Island and South Island, so people tend to fill that time taking photos. Needless to say that the cruise is absolutely stunning and the ferry trip is much more than “transportation”, it’s an experience!

Location: Cook Strait, North and South Island

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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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