1. Take a seat on the Lake Rotoiti Jetty
The jetty that overhangs the stunning glacial waters of Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park is quite possibly one of the most regularly instagrammed spots in the wider Nelson Tasman region. Although, we’re not really surprised as it truly is picture perfect, at all times of the day, and all times of the year. From the low-hanging mist and panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains in Winter, to the stunning greenery that surrounds the glistening blue waters in the Summer, there’s never a bad time to capture that iconic jetty jump shot on camera (unless of course it’s winter and you’re jumping into the water, rather than into the air). See if you can spot the squirming pool of eels below, and take some time to admire the sight of the magnificent black swans gliding through the water, fluffing their feathers to capture your attention.