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04/23/2014 07:00 am ET

The Perfect English Countryside Escape... In New Zealand

We're willing to believe Akaroa Harbour is just a super convincing mirage, because every photo we see of it burrowing smack-dab in the center of an ancient volcano just doesn't look real. This perfect little place we're talking about, found courtesy of Reddit, is located in Banks Peninsula, New Zealand.

As reddit user slightlystarted said, "Seriously, posting photos of New Zealand to r/earthporn is practically cheating. It's like a supermodel posting to r/gonewild." We couldn't agree more.

akaroa harbour

akaroa harbour

akaroa harbour

The Harbour sort of looks like a English countryside but with better weather. This makes sense, considering Akaroa was once an English (and French!) settlement.

akaroa harbour

akaroa harbour

akaroa harbour

Just let us retire here...

akaroa harbour

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