16 Spots Across New Zealand That Could Be Straight Out Of A Wes Anderson Movie

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16 Spots Across New Zealand That Could Be Straight Out Of A Wes Anderson Movie

Time for some colour!

It’s not been the best year, given we’ve been hit by the restrictions that kept us indoors more than usual. [Featured Image: Josh McGuigan, Unsplash].

So, what to do to get some colour in your life? Well, a good place to start is some Wes Anderson movies. Colour pours out the screen in all directions. Days filled with The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom should help you get your fill in a great way.

But, what to do when you’re getting restless and need a walk, but still want something to brighten up your life? Great question, great question. Well, we have an answer of sorts… Just look at all the colourful spots in New Zealand that could basically be in a Wes Anderson film.

Here are some of those wonderful spots for some inspiration of finding colour around us during this time.

Equally, if you want to find out similar spots in other cities and countries that we can’t visit right now, this Accidental Wes Anderson site is just for you. Enjoy!


1. Wharf Shed (Glenorchy)

Image Credit: Frida Berg

2. Mueller Hut (Canterbury)

Image Credit: Carson Christman

3. Cardrona Hotel (Cardrona)

Image Credit: Dawnie Evans

4. Colour Wall (Auckland)

Image Credit: Elliott Lowe, Unsplash

5. Surf Life Saving (Tauranga)

Image Credit: Jody Hartley


6. Art Deco (Napier)

Image Credit: Daniel Anfossy


7. Frida’s Margaritas (Auckland)

Image Credit: Josh McGuigan, Unsplash

8. Mount Aspiring National Park (Wanaka)

Image Credit: Elliott Waring


9. Rātana Church (Raetihi)

Image Credit: Alan Liefting


10. Colourful Building (Wellington)

Image Credit: yoon, Unsplash

11. Dinsdale (Hamilton)

Image: Sam Williams, Unsplash

12. Boatshed (Wellington)

Image Credit: Chris Hughes, Unsplash

13. Cape Egmont Lighthouse (Taranaki)

Image Credit: Marie Valencia

14. Luke’s Lane (Wellington)

Image Credit: Nate Watson, Unsplash

15. The Lightpath (Auckland)

Image Credit: Josh McGuigan, Unsplash

16. Cuba Street (Wellington)

Image Credit: Kristina Hoeppner, Unsplash