Being Herself Like Nowhere Else

Ever since a teenage backpacking trip through New Zealand – “one of the best times in my life” – Australian model Miranda Kerr has wanted to return. Beginning last December, Kerr, 29, got her wish. She spent the majority of her nonworking time in Wellington, where her husband, Orlando Bloom, was filming The Hobbit. Kerr is at Wellington’s Botanic Garden, a sprawling expanse of lush floral curiosities, manicured lawns and shaded labyrinthine walkways offering some of the most extraordinary views of the city. “What we’re doing right now, just sitting in a park, out in public, I can’t do this anywhere else,” Kerr says. “It sounds so simple, I know,” she said, “but that’s kind of what it’s all about here. Just those small moments that you can’t have anywhere else.”


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Travel + Leisure Takes in the Best of Auckland

Travel + Leisure Takes in the Best of Auckland

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