sunset-wanaka-aspiring-road-mike-cotton-photography Dec 12

Sunset on the Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Road

Sunset on the Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Road I’m currently in beautiful New Zealand and I’m stoked to explore more of this stunning country. However, this Christmas will see my head across the Tasmin Sea to Australia. For all my Aussie friends, it will be my first visit and I can’t wait. Remember to follow me on Instagram and like Nomads…

lake-hawea-sunset-mike-cotton-photography-1 Dec 4

Lake Hawea Sunset: Photo of the Week:

Lake Hawea Sunset I’m currently in beautiful New Zealand and I’m stoked to explore more of this stunning country. Remember to follow me on Instagram and like Nomads on the Road on Facebook.  If you are interested in buying any of my photography check out this post, announcing the launch of my photography shop. Or email me at mike@nomadsontheroad.com and we…

dusk-queenstown-otago-new-zealand-mike-cotton-photography Nov 13

Dusk over Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown: Photo of the Week

Dusk over Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand I’m currently in beautiful New Zealand and I’m stoked to explore more of this stunning country. Remember to follow me on Instagram and like Nomads on the Road on Facebook.  Remember if you are interested in buying any of my photography check out this post, announcing the launch of my photography shop. Or…

Nov 6

Sunset in Wanaka, New Zealand: Photo of the Week

Sunset in Wanaka, New Zealand I’m currently in beautiful New Zealand and I’m stoked to explore more of this stunning country. Remember to follow me on Instagram and like Nomads on the Road on Facebook.  Remember if you are interested in buying any of my photography check out this post, announcing the launch of my photography shop. Or email me at…

downtown-auckland-devonport-new-zeland-mike-cotton-photography Oct 30

Downtown Auckland, New Zealand: Photo of the Week

Downtown Auckland, New Zealand, read more… I’m currently in beautiful New Zealand and I’m stoked to explore more of this stunning country. Remember to follow me on Instagram and like Nomads on the Road on Facebook.  Remember if you are interested in buying any of my photography check out this post, announcing the launch of my photography shop. Or email me…

Tolaga_bay_town Jan 6

Tolaga Bay – the wild and remote East Cape of New Zealand

The wharf at Tolaga Bay was once a thriving bustling pier, fishing boats, cruise ships and other vessels regularly docked at the bay. You can still see the railway tracks leading out into the bay.  The wharf at Tolaga Bay stretches 660 metres out into the South Pacific, but what was once a thriving pier…

Jul 6

Old Bones Backpackers – Hostel Review

Old Bones Backpackers is located on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, a hostel with a difference and one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Just a ten-minute drive from downtown Oamaru, Old Bones Backpackers is, in my mind, the romantic notion of what a backpacker’s hostel should be. Ideally located across from a…

New Zealand Lake Mar 9

Photo of the Week – Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea is located on New Zealand’s South Island and is part of the Southern Alps.

Old man of Akaroa Dec 9

Conversations with Strangers – the old man of Akaroa

The Old Man of Akaroa Sitting at the bar you see things. You see things you wouldn’t see or perhaps notice outside the sanctuary of a bar. You see old people, young people, happy people, sad people, those who wish to drink away their sorrows, those celebrating a birthday, a promotion. Or you’ll see people…

12 Reasons to Visit New Zealand Nov 26

12 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

New Zealand, the youngest country on the planet, is a wonderful place to travel, from the tropical forests of the North Island to the Southern Alps, there is a whole host of reasons why travellers should visit. Here are just a few of my highlights from Aotearoa. 1: Visit the wild and remote East Cape…

Oct 7

Five Best Ski Resorts for Seasonaires

Affectionately known as ‘seasonaires’ in Europe, seasonal workers help keep powderhounds happy at ski resorts around the world. Working in a ski resort is perfect for ski bums from all walks of life – college grads fresh out of school, career breakers, and even long-term travellers looking for a home base for the season. Here…

Milford Sound part II - High above New Zealand's Fiordland Jul 8

Flying from Milford Sound – High Above New Zealand’s Fiordland

Milford Sound – a view from the air The small plane thunders down the Milford Sound runway hurtling towards the open stretch of water and the harbour of the Sound, what could be a terrifying moment is soon one of exhilaration. For within seconds the plane, one pilot, and four passengers are in the air….