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17 Amazing Rainbow Pictures Taken in New Zealand

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See Rainbows in New Zealand!

New Zealand is a pretty magical place. What makes it more magical is when there’s a rainbow. Thanks to the abrupt change of weather in New Zealand (4 Seasons in a Day, they say), there have been some amazing rainbow captures. So for your viewing pleasure, we’ve shared some of the best rainbows the Internet has to offer. Check out these rainbows in New Zealand!

Congratulations to these awesome photographers for capturing these moments! We are proud to show your genius. Even a rainbow-making whale in Kaikoura! Click on the photos to see the credit.

Want to look at more pretty things? Check out: 22 Stunning Beaches in New Zealand.

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1. Golden Bay

This capture was taken in Wharariki Beach in Golden Bay.

South Island

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2. Abel Tasman National park

Abel Tasman National Park is famous for sea, sand and coastal forest.

South Island

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3. Paihia

Kayaking under Haruru Falls in Paihia. It’s one of the 7 Water Activities in the Bay of Islands.

North Island

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4. Queenstown

Rainbows are not the only colourful lights seen from Queenstown. It’s one of the locations for seeing the Southern Lights too.

South Island

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5. Milford Sound

The Eighth Wonder of the World gets its fair share of rainbows thanks to it’s frequent rain and waterfalls.

South Island

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6. Stirling Falls

Ok, so this is another Milford Sound beauty!

Milford Sound, South Island traveljournals.net

7. Kaikoura

Whales make their own rainbows in New Zealand. Check out some awesome wildlife encounters in Kaikoura.

South Island

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8. Pancake Rocks

At high tide is the best time to see the blowholes at the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks at their best so you can catch shots like this on a sunny day.

Punakaiki, South Island

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9. Most of New Zealand…

Ok, so we don’t know where this was taken but most of New Zealand looks like this!

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10. Burn Valley

The walking capital of New Zealand also receives a lot of rain so snap up those rainbow shots!

Te Anau, South Island

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11. Tongariro National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Area is right here in the Tongariro National Park.

South Island

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12. Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

Aoraki Mt Cook is home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. Find out more about the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park here.

South Island

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13. Wellington

Even the capital city has it’s fair share of rainbows.

North Island

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14. Cape Kidnappers

This photo is just mean! Cape Kidnappers can be visited in the Hawke’s Bay region.

North Island

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15. Mt Hikurangi

The peak of Mt Hikurangi is the first piece of land in New Zealand to get the first sun of the day.

East Cape, North Island

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16. Mt Taranaki

An awesome double rainbow shot from the Holly Hut on Mt Taranaki!
Mt Taranaki, North Island
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17. Lake Waikaremoana

Our final image of rainbows in New Zealand is at Lake Waikaremoana in the North Island.
Te Urewera, North Island
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