Meghan Maloney

Photographer - New Zealand

A bit about Meghan

An award-winning landscape photographer and travel blogger, I find beautiful places to visit and photograph that are not your traditional tourist spots. I know that the most memorable travel moments you'll create, are the unexpected locations along the way where the light turns an ordinary scene into one of wonder that you just have to capture. My trips will help you experience this for yourself!

Meghan's Latest Trips

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The Best of the Best: New Zealand's North Island Photo Spots

Starting from $2000 USD
The Best of the Best: New Zealand's North Island Photo Spots
I've lived and breathed so many of these amazing locations since I live in the North Island myself. I have visited many of the locations in this guide in different seasons and in all kinds of light. If I'm recommending you to visit them on your trip of a lifetime, it's because their appeal and beauty transcend any given day or time. The amazing variety of scenery of New Zealand's North Island has a tendency to be overshadowed by the grandeur of South Island mountains and lakes pulling travellers immediately south. Let me tell you, you will NOT regret for a minute taking this trip to explore the amazing beaches and waterfalls, lakes and mountains on offer here. Where the South Island might take out the prize for the best mountain, the North Island firmly beats it with its hundreds of Instagram-worthy beaches and lush waterfalls flowing in virgin native forest. If you like nature photography, adventure and a bit of luxury, this trip is perfect for you!
Catch a glimpse of Mount Taranaki
Watch the sunrise over the ocean at Cathedral Cove
Wake up in Matai Bay - Northland's best kept secret
Gaze in wonder at the night skies over Lake Tarawera
Experience NZ's most powerful waterfall at Marokopa

Trip Highlights

Whangarei
Whangarei is the gateway to NZ's beautiful winterless north. I love the fact it's only a 2 hour drive from Auckland yet couldn't be further away from...
Matai Bay
I rate the DOC campsite here at Matai Bay the best in NZ for an 'off the beaten track' beach experience - and if you do happen to have a drone you'll...
Cape Reinga
Cape Reinga is the northern most point of the North Island, and visiting the windswept cape and lighthouse is a really spiritual experience. It has cu...
Waipoua Forest
New Zealand is home to amazing native forests and there's no better place to explore them than the giant Kauri trees found in Waipoua Forest. It is an...
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A Photographer's Guide to the Real New Zealand

Starting from $2000 USD
A Photographer's Guide to the Real New Zealand
This is not the New Zealand you will see from the window of a tourist, but the real thing! In this trip, you’ll experience the real New Zealand. Places you might never have dreamed of putting on your itinerary and locations you’ll find yourself wanting to linger over because they are so sensational you can’t bear to leave. New Zealand is growing in popularity. Every year more and more travellers are discovering previously unheard of locations to visit and capture. Go now while there are still hidden gems to explore and enjoy these places while they're still relatively unknown, you might even have them all to yourself. If you like nature photography, adventure and a bit of luxury, this trip is perfect for you!
Mirror reflections at Lake Matheson
The hike to Rob Roy Glacier
The scenic drive to Milford Sound
NZ's amazing night skies at Mount Cook
Experience the sunrise at Nugget Point

Trip Highlights

Kaikoura
NZ's most abundant sea life can all be found here - encounter a variety of whale species in their natural environment, swim with the dolphins, walk on...
Arthurs Pass
Arthurs Pass is one NZ's greatest roads to drive from the east coast to the west with breathtaking scenery around almost every corner. Along the way y...
Lake Matheson and West Coast Glaciers
NZ's West Coast has some of the finest combination of rainforest, coastal and mountain views, often all contained in one wide sweeping vista. Base you...
Haast Pass/Cameron Flat
The drive through Haast Pass is one of my favourite roads in NZ, there are so many waterfalls to stop and see along the way that you'll be spoilt for...

Why pick my trips

As a landscape photographer, I've travelled to many beautiful and often underrated spots in the country to capture the essence of New Zealand's natural environment. I want to share these with you so you can experience the real New Zealand for yourself. When you visit, I want you to experience moments that take your breath away and create memories that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Meghan's Latest Shots

Moments with Meghan - 1 day Photography Masterclass
Milford Sound Cruise
Nugget Point lighthouse
St Paul's Rock
Lake Marian Falls and hike
See the sun rise at Cathedral Cove
Marokopa Falls & The Natural Bridge
Gothenburg