The Luminate Festival was the best outro for my New Zealand adventure I could think of. After a period of intense travel activities, it has been the perfect retreat to tune in and drop out.
At the opening ceremony, we had hundreds of people dancing around a fire. Please see the footage for yourself so you have an idea. There was some good music on the Luminate Festival but not always quite my style. Anyhow – the atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. It was peaceful and relaxed.
During the Festival, we met even more backpackers from Reid’s Farm in Taupo. Most of the photos I took there were made of my friends since this was the last opportunity to see them in New Zealand. Most of them would soon return to their respective hometowns.
The Luminate Festival marked the end of my journey through New Zealand. On the 3rd day, I left the event to take the ferry back to Wellington where my flight home to Switzerland just left one day later. It felt like I left tribe behind but deep in my heart, I know that we all are connected on a higher plane of consciousness.
New Zealand Road Trip Photography