While traveling throughout New Zealand I was always on the lookout for turquoise treasures (as I do in each destination that I visit). Typically, I visit very well-known turquoise places where turquoise can easily be spotted. New Zealand was a country where I had to search a little bit harder to find those turquoise spots, but I found them nonetheless. I knew prior to going to New Zealand that it is known for its mountains and not turquoise surroundings, yet I was constantly left excited to see the turquoise gems in each region.
Although it was not summer when I visited Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu was still turquoise when viewed from certain place, while shimmering in the sunlight. If only I had the opportunity to see it during its summer turquoise glory. Due to the glacier run off in the lake, the lake’s colour changes throughout the year. I didn’t expect to see as much turquoise as I had in New Zealand. From glaciers, rivers, pools, to Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown I found turquoise in New Zealand. New Zealand exceeded my expectations and truly has it all (including an abundance of sheep).