Locations - Jos Buurmans

Hawke's Bay

  • Golden View from Busby Hill

    Sometimes you don't have to leave home to experience a beautiful sunset.

  • Black Swans in flood waters

    Te Hauke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Recent rain and cooler temperatures have invited flocks of black swans and wetland birds to take up residence in the shallow flood waters around the periphery of nearby Lake Poukawa at Te Hauke. photo id: JAB_20170523_7DMII_8785-Edit

  • First Light on the Peak

    Taken in summer time when the sun was just coming up. The summer sun is evident on the yellow and brown hills surrounding Te Mata Peak. The orchards and vineyards (including Graggy Range) are looking very green and healthy though.

  • Morning frost in Tukituki Valley

    Winter in the Tukituki valley - located in the Hawke's Bay, New Zealand - produces regular light frosts and mist, which you can see in the background of this photo. The warming glow of first sunlight on Te Mata Peak gives a glimpse of the day to come...

  • Hills above the early morning mist

    Taken a while ago while I was trying to take a sunrise photo of Te Mata Peak. I took a look behind me to check if I had put the car on the handbrake (because I forget such things when I am on a mission to take photos), and saw the mist climbing up the hills with the first bit a light on them. A great start to the morning.


  • Sunset at Lowry Bay Boathouse

    photo id: JAB_20160203_7DMII_0124-Edit

  • Ship Lights at Howard Point Wharf

    Driving back to Wellington city after taking photos of the Lowry Bay Boathouse at sunset, slightly disappointed because the sky wasn't that exciting, I spotted this fiesta of lights at Howard Point Wharf. In the distance, you can see the Wellington city lights. photo id: JAB_20160202_7DMII_0073-Edit

Other North Island Locations

  • Tawhai Falls, Tongariro National Park

    Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand The Tawhai Falls tumble over the edge of an ancient lava flow which erupted from Ruapehu many thousands of years ago. photo id: JAB_20151107_7DMII_5332

  • Waipunga Falls

    Napier-Taupo Road, Waikato, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20170702_7DMII_9518-Edit

  • White Sand on Rarawa Beach

    Top of the North, Northland, New Zealand Rarawa Beach; Northland photo id: JAB_20060216_20D_1802

  • Dune on 90 Mile Beach

    Top of the North, Northland, New Zealand 90 Mile Beach; Northland photo id: JAB_20060216_20D_1905

  • Mt Taranaki from Mt Ruapehu at sunset

    Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand This photo was taken from Mt Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand at about 1500 metres above sea level. The mountain in the distance is Mt Taranaki approximately 150km away. photo id: JAB_20151107_7DMII_5415

  • Moon over Cable Bay

    Doubtless Bay, Northland, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20060211_20D_1303

  • Tuapiri Bay

    Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20060220_20D_2149

  • Otama Beach, Coromandel

    Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand Another beautiful beach in the Coromandel. photo id: JAB_20100107_50D_4749-Edit

  • Mount Ngauruhoe

    Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Mount Ngauruhoe is an active stratovolcano in the Tongariro volcanic complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand. It featured as Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings movie. photo id: JAB_20100114_50D_5565

  • Cloud Reflections on Len Lye Centre

    New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand The Len Lye Centre is an art gallery and museum in New Plymouth. This photo shows a detail of the building with clouds reflected in the mirror-like panels that make up the building's external walls. photo id: JAB_20150912_7DMII_3045

  • Farm and Mount Taranaki

    Omata, Taranaki, New Zealand Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, is the centre of attention of the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. It is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. It is located in a national park with intensively-farmed dairy pasture reaching right up to the mostly-circular park boundary. photo id: JAB_20150912_7DMII_3081-Pano

  • Snow Capped Mount Taranaki

    Tataraimaka, Taranaki, New Zealand Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, is the centre of attention of the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. It is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. photo id: JAB_20150912_7DMII_3090

South Island

  • Last light on Aoraki / Mount Cook

    Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20170417_7DMII_7554-HDR-Edit

  • Hooker River and Aoraki / Mount Cook

    Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury, New Zealand It's not surprising that the Hooker Valley Track is the most popular short walking track within the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. It's only 5km, but the views are simply amazing. photo id: JAB_20170417_7DMII_7492-Edit

  • Church of the Good Shepherd

    Lake Tekapo, Canterbury, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20160120_7DMII_9000_HDR-Edit

  • Remarkable Queenstown Lights

    Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand This is the what you see on top of Bob's Peak at sunset. Bob's Peak is at the end of a steep ride on the Queenstown Gondola. Once on top, it provides magnificent panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables mountain range. It can get quite chilly on top though, even in summer! photo id: JAB_20160117_7DMII_8747-Edit

  • Jetboating on the Shotover River

    Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20160117_7DMII_8449-Edit

  • Lone Tree in Lake Wanaka (BW)

    Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand One of the things Wanaka, a town on the South Island of New Zealand, is most famous for is the Wanaka Tree. Basically, it’s a tree that is growing directly out of the lake, seemingly just there with no problem at all. On our trip round the South Island earlier in 2016, we visited Wanaka during the middle of a very dull day. No colourful sky, and even the colour of the leaves on the tree was hard to distinguish. I decided to ignore the lack of colour, and focus on the structure of the scene instead. A colourful 'Wanaka Tree' shot will have to wait until another visit... photo id: JAB_20160116_7DMII_8338-bw

  • Reflection of Trees

    Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20160111_7DMII_7805-Edit

  • Lake Matheson

    Fox Glacier, West Coast, New Zealand Lake Matheson, near the Fox Glacier in South Westland, New Zealand, is famous for its reflected views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. On the day this photo was taken, the mountains were covered in clouds for most of the day. Just before sunset, the mountains became visible and we rushed to Lake Matheson to get a dream shot. At the first lookout point, where this photo was taken, you can just see Mt Tasman, but the mountains are still mostly hidden behind trees. Everything was still looking good, so we ran further to the second lookout point where we could obtain the perfect reflection. By the time we got there, the clouds had once again obscured the mountains. So, this is my best shot, until a next visit... photo id: JAB_20160111_7DMII_7801-Edit

  • Hokitika Gorge

    Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand A photo taken during our family tour of the South Island last month. Vivid turquoise water of the Hokitika River rushes through a magnificent granite gorge lined with native bush. photo id: JAB_20160111_7DMII_7727-Edit

  • Sunset over Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki

    Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand The Pancake Rocks that Punakaiki is famous for, are limestone formations that began forming 30 million years ago, when lime-rich fragments of dead marine creatures were deposited on the seabed, then overlaid by weaker layers of soft mud and clay. The seabed was raised above sealevel by earthquakes to form the coastal cliffs and coastline. The sea, wind and rain have since etched out the soft layers to form the unusual rock formations we see today. photo id: JAB_20160110_7DMII_7575-Edit1

  • West Coast, New Zealand

    Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand photo id: JAB_20160110_7DMII_7522-Edit-2

  • Truman Beach, West Coast, New Zealand

    Paparoa National Park, West Coast, New Zealand You can find the Truman Beach at the end of the Truman Track which is a short, 1.5km amble through native bush to this small, picturesque beach. photo id: JAB_20160110_7DMII_7449-Edit