Rugged West Coast beach near Haast, South Island, New Zealand

Rugged West Coast beach near Haast, South Island, New Zealand

Just another proof that New Zealand makes for the perfect setting for some amazing landscape photography opportunities.

This picture was taken on a rugged West Coast beach near Haast, on New Zealand's South Island. Haast Highway, or SH 6, runs right along the coast, wedged between the rough Tasman Sea and the rainforest-clad mountains. En route from Wanaka to Franz Josef, the moment the road hit the coast, you just have to stop and get out of your car to take in the windswept trees and the waves that violently hit the shore.

 

Travel photo shared by Christina Hegele
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