New Zealand’s South Island is known for its spellbinding views and awe-inspiring landscapes, featuring majestic mountains, glittering skies and crystal clear lakes. Let this South Island photo diary inspire your next trip to New Zealand.
The Hooker Valley Track is a popular day walk that ends at a glacier lake, with picturesque views of the mountains along the way.
Lake Tekapo, where the sky comes alive when the lights go out.
There is no shortage of activities for the adventurous traveller in Queenstown – you may choose to jump out of a plane, dive underwater in a mechanical shark, or simply take time out to enjoy nature on one of the scenic hikes there.
Queenstown is especially popular in the winter, as the magnificent slopes there draw skiers and snowboarders from all over the globe for the season.
Fun fact: These lupins are considered to be an invasive species in New Zealand, cementing the idea that everything really is beautiful in Middle-earth – even the weeds.
One of the best ways to discover this spectacular fiord is up close and personal by kayak.