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Marokopa beach, North Island, New Zealand
Marokopa beach, New Zealand

Blissful beaches

Sometimes in unexpected places. Not just to sunbathe, but to explore their beautiful surroundings as well.

7 Blissful Remote Islands – NaturePic challenge

7 Blissful Remote Islands – NaturePic challenge

There are plenty of beautiful islands in the sea to discover. In this NaturePic series I share some of my favourite remote islands. Sprinkled across the oceans and seas, these islands are all very different in character. Find your island and see how to get there.

Cook Islands – The stuff of Pacific dreams

Cook Islands – The stuff of Pacific dreams

The Cook Islands are the stuff of Pacific dreams. White, sandy, coconut-strewn palm beaches, translucent lagoons in all shades of shimmering blue, and a laid-back atmosphere where everything just circulates on island time. But there are also craggy peaks beckoning in the interior of Rarotonga, the main island. You can discover them on the Cross-Island track, an adventurous hike across the jungle.

Hinchinbrook Island – Unspoiled tropical wilderness

Hinchinbrook Island – Unspoiled tropical wilderness

Hinchinbrook Island in Australia is pure bliss. Rugged mountains covered in lush jungle vegetation, broad sweeping beaches and meandering estuaries. Unspoiled wilderness that can only be explored on foot. The Thorsborne Trail follows a 32 kilometre route along the east coast of Hinchinbrook Island. It’s one of the most beautiful hikes in the world.

The coastal track to St贸rh枚f冒i – Puffin colony and geological beach

The coastal track to St贸rh枚f冒i – Puffin colony and geological beach

St贸rh枚f冒i is the southernmost point of Heimaey, and home to the biggest puffin colony in Iceland. There’s also the surreal geological beach of Klauf, formed by volcanic eruptions from several directions. On the coastal track to St贸rh枚f冒i you can see incredible views, wild cliff formations and lots of puffins along the way.

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