Where to go when you want to give work emails and Facebook friends a miss video

Try and get a mobile signal at the East Taranaki town of Whangamomona and you're out of luck. 

And many people want it to stay that way to keep their tiny town a digital free paradise where people actually talk to each other. 

If that sounds like you we've got 10 other mobile black spots, as identified by Crown Fibre, where the digital age is yet to intrude

The only sound in Milford Sound is peace and tranquility and that isn't a type of ringtone.
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The only sound in Milford Sound is peace and tranquility and that isn't a type of ringtone.

1. Milford Sound, Fiordland

So you've made it all the way to Milford Sound and now you want to send your mum photos of how beautiful it is. She's going to have to wait. Mobile phones are useless in the sound. 

READ MORE: Remote rural town divided on whether to move into the 21st century

Bethells Beach in Auckland is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the digital life.
KUNAL KUMAR

Bethells Beach in Auckland is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the digital life.

2. Bethells Beach, Auckland

Forget about posting your latest sunbathing and/or sunset pics to your Facebook mates here. 

Bethells Beach is mobile reception unfriendly. Good on ya!

You're free to take photos at Cape Reinga but forget about posting them until you get back to Kaitaia.
Photographer: www.nazphotos.com

You're free to take photos at Cape Reinga but forget about posting them until you get back to Kaitaia.

3. Cape Reinga

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You've made it all the way to the top of New Zealand and you hear your phone ring. 

Just kidding. You're not going to get a signal here.

You won't be bothered by ring tones in Haast.
Joanne Carroll

You won't be bothered by ring tones in Haast.

4. Haast, West Coast

Can't remember if the Haast eagle had a wingspan of three metres or four.

Forget about flicking out your phone to Google it. Reception is patchy at best.  

Otago Trotters Gorge is alive with colour but dead to mobile users.
Mike Crean

Otago Trotters Gorge is alive with colour but dead to mobile users.

5. Trotter's Gorge, Otago

This gorge is so gorgeous it's worth at least one Instagram post and a status update to "isn't life amazing". 

Tough luck. This isn't digital country, mate. 

There's no Netflix at Lake Mahinapua.
Katie Kenny

There's no Netflix at Lake Mahinapua.

6. Lake Mahinapua, West Coast

You've had enough of whitebaiting on the coast. Now it's time to head inland and relax by the lake. 

But if you've haven't downloaded your Netflix fix before you get there, you're going screen free buddy. 

Makara is rugged and beautiful and cell phone free.
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Makara is rugged and beautiful and cell phone free.

7. Makara, Wellington

It's just a hop, skip and a jump from our capital but Makara is in a different world digitally.  

Try and drop a hashtag here and they won't have a clue what you're talking about.

You won't be bothered by text messages when you're at Fletchers Bay.

You won't be bothered by text messages when you're at Fletchers Bay.

8. Fletchers Bay, Coromandel 

This place is so good it's criminal not to tell your friends about it and get them to join you as soon as possible.

Well, prepare to be handcuffed. You won't be making any calls from here.

Visiting Tongaporutu is like taking a step back in time.
Andy Jackson

Visiting Tongaporutu is like taking a step back in time.

9. Tongaporutu, Taranaki

If you ever wondered what New Zealand looked like 40 years ago, Tongaporutu is the place to go. 

You won't find Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram anywhere. Hurrah!

Totaranui Beach will not cooperate with your digital expectations.
Ursula Perreten

Totaranui Beach will not cooperate with your digital expectations.

10. Totaranui Beach, Abel Tasman National Park

If you enjoy it quiet and peaceful while you fish, Totaranui Beach is for you. 

If you like checking your work emails on your phone, it is not. 

 - Stuff

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