Explore, Snap, WIN!

A sunset shot up at Boulder Hill, a Trail Pitstop at Buzz Café in Lower Hutt – these are the six winning photos.

With over 2,000 entries, the judges had a tough time deciding on the final six winners! Take a look at them below.

For more inspiration on what trails to try over summer, keep an eye on our Facebook Group for more of the stunning photo entries we received.

Find Your Wild Photo of the Year

Winner: Thomas Mallender
Location: "Sunset up Boulder Hill"

Explore Boulder Hill at Belmont Regional Park

sunset up boulder hill

Landscape Love

Winner: Duncan Thomson
Location: "Photo is taken about 1km from Alpha Hut in the Tararuas"

Explore the Gentle Annie Track in Tararua Forest Park

child in sunlight beaming through the forest in the Tararuas

Wild Wildlife

Winner: Alice Ash
Location: "Taken at the top of Mount Victoria!"

Explore Southern Walkway

Tui feeding on flax flowers on Mt Victoria

Trail Pitstop

Winner: Holly Couch
Location: "Every Saturday we walk or run the Hutt river trail. A treat always awaits at Buzz after, a delicious coffee, smoothie and epic cheese scone are our favs (the games are bonus entertainment) :)"

Explore the Hutt River Trail and then grab a bite to eat at Buzz Café

child playing a board game at Buzz Cafe in Lower Hutt

Under 16

Winner: Kayla Birkinshaw
Location: "When your 9 year old brother wants to race you to the top !!! 2 hours later hes still looking for ' the top ' ... enthusiastic!! The Pinnacles"

Explore the Putangirua Pinnacles

child running on dry river bank at the Pinnacles

Furry Friends

Winner: Hazel Darney
Location: "Onepoto Loop Track"

Explore Te Onepoto Loop Track

dog with sunset background on Onepoto Loop Track

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