Back on the mainland, shutterbugs should check out Mount Eden, the highest volcano in Auckland. “Here, you’ll get a stunning view of the city. It’s only a short hike from the car park, so with very little effort you get massive rewards. Head here during sunrise, when there are fewer people – you’ll be able to enjoy the sweeping vistas of Auckland,” Priscilla says.
For great sea views, Priscilla recommends visiting Wynyard Crossing for great views of Waitemata Harbour. “If you’re lucky, you might see the bridge being raised and lowered to let boats through. The best photo taking spot can be found at the Westhaven Marina boat ramp – from here, you can frame your picture such that the bridge sits between the sailboats,” she shares.
Priscilla enjoys photographing Auckland’s urban scenes too. “Nelson Street Cycleway is a striking pink cycle lane juxtaposed against the city’s amazing skyline. The busy intersection provides a lovely opportunity for long-exposure photographs, especially during sunset,” she says. “Do also check out Ponsonby and Karangahape Roads, which are lined with hip cafes and independent shops, making them the perfect spots for street photography.”