Wright's Water Gardens is just south of Auckland. We were all amazed by this place of beauty from an old quarry and had to drag Missy away from photographing the water lilies! I have no idea how many photos we all took, but I know it was a lot.
We really liked how they had build little wooden walkways out onto the water lily ponds so you could get a close-up view.
I found this little guy catching a few rays of sunshine in one of the lily ponds.
This would be the perfect place for weddings or anniversaries!
The history of this place is really cool and there is an abundance of photo opportunities for everyone--from simple lilies to a neat little temple hidden away in the brush. They had plants for sale and the lady behind the counter was really sweet!