Liz Carlson | New Zealand

Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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An American in New Zealand. Nature frother. Storyteller. Adventuress. Hurricane. Our next Travel Bootcamp is in Melbourne on April 29 - deets here ⬇️
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I reckon the road between Cromwell and Alexandra is one of my favorites on the South Island 🚗 it's so picturesque and it always looks different depending on the time of day and the season in centralotagonz. First thing in the morning in April is just glorious!

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One of my favorite things about Dunedin, is that even though it's a city, it's got a small town vibe ❤️ no matter where you are, you're close to nature, like out across the bay on the Otago Peninsula. How cool is it to be next to a city and still have so little light pollution? I was driving home late Saturday night, when I could see the glow of an aurora from the car looking south. Good thing I stopped ⭐️ what an amazing world we live in! dunedinnz wilddunedin

2 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Nothing beats autumn in Central Otago 🍁 hands up if you wish you were here 🙌🏻🙌🏻 centralotagonz

3 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


One of my favorite things about centralotagonz are all the lakes, especially when they look like this 🔥 roar

3 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Why yes, this is my kind of cafe ❤ surrounded by maps in a historical building in the adorable old gold mining town of Clyde on a warm autumn day, I was in heaven. I've been wanting to dine at the famous Olivers for ages and never got around to it! Luckily I managed to snag a dinner there last week AND a morning cuppa at their cafe next door ☕️ I'm a fan of strong coffee and cute spaces so obviously I was in love ❤️ centralotagonz mapsandcoffee

4 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Happy World Penguin Day 🎉 This is Todd; he is a hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin), unique to New Zealand and one of the rarest penguins in the world, with only a few thousand left. Sadly, they are in decline, mostly due to habitat loss and introduced predators. There are around 20 of these little dudes living at penguin.place on the Otago Peninsula outside dunedinnz and you can visit them, and watch them surf in at sunset. Todd is waiting for his new lady to make her way home (did you see my Insta sorry about it?) 🐧 I mean, I imagine you guys love penguins as much as me, you'd be crazy not to, so let's keep doing what we can to help spread the word about these awesome birds and try and save them ❤ after all, it's our fault things have gone south, shouldn't we try to fix it? wilddunedin WorldPenguinDay

4 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Another day in stunning centralotagonz 🍁 do you love autumn too?

5 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Exploring the super cute town of Clyde in centralotagonz ❤️ it's one of those places that if you blink, you'll miss it, and I can't believe it's taken me 4 years to turn down the road to visit. An old gold mining town, nowadays it's one of Central's great historic spots, and it's super cute!

5 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Greetings from centralotagonz ❤️ I just spent a few days properly exploring one of the nearby regions of New Zealand. Central Otago is a place I've spent a fair bit of time here and there, but haven't really dug down to see what it's all about. And let me say, autumn here is all kinds of awesome! Have you been?

6 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Sorry I've been a bit MIA - I've had the craziest, most adventurous week in a while, hopefully you've been following along on my Stories ⭐️ from eating and wine tasting around Central Otago to hiding away in a historic cottage to chasing wildlife and auroras in Dunedin and then today I've been filming a big big BIG secret project, it's been amazing! Stay tuned! So many stories to share!

6 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I've got a new blog post up with all the things that surprised me in Dunedin ❤️ such a rad corner of New Zealand! I'm headed back this weekend for round 2 of the naturefrotherinstameet with kimbirdley and geoffreidnz, so excited!! dunedinnz dunnerstunner

10 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


That one time burto1 signed me up for the shotovercanyonswing without telling me 😱 on my hakatours mission a few weeks ago. Nothing like getting chucked off a 350 foot cliff to face your fears, hey? Would you dare? NZadventures scaredycat

10 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Massive congrats to Miss Tamsin of amongmountainsandlakes for winning the ChoiceNZTravelGrammer2017 project! She did such a kickass job, along with everyone else and I was so stoked to be involved, and now I'm itching to go back to Christchurch and Akaroa! Thanks again for following along ⭐️ choice_hotels_nz choicehotelsnz

11 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


In the jungles of Sri Lanka, there is only one king 🐆

12 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Dum spiro spero ❤️ While I breathe, I hope. 8thgradelatinclass lovecicero

16 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Memories of an picture perfect sunset in Marahau after playing around the tide pools and looking for starfish during the ChoiceNZTravelGrammer2017 campaign ⭐️ the judging is underway to see who will win this year - did you have a fave? I need more beaches in my life this year! choice_hotels_nz choicehotelsnz

16 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I wrote a whopper of a blog post about how people are cheating, sneaking and scheming these days on Instagram 😩 it's been so long since I've had a proper blog rant, so be sure to sit down, grab a cup of tea and dig in ✌🏻

17 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


So excited my favorite season is here in New Zealand 🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁 pumpkinspicelife basic

17 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Four years ago today I said "fuck it" to corporate America and quit my job to blog and travel the world and follow my dreams! Haven't looked back since. So grateful for all of the amazing people, wonderful moments, and crazy adventures that have come into my life since. Feels like a lifetime ago, can't wait to see what's next! Oh, and thank you all so much for being part of my journey 📷 talman dreambig getshitdone

18 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Shoutout to those badass chicks who are always on the lookout for adventure ✌🏻 thinking about that one time lilwanderluststories and I went mountain climbing in Fiordland this summer ❤️ mountaingoats

18 Days ago