If you're an outdoor lover or adventure seeker, you need to visit and stay in New Zealand for as long as you possibly can! There's a reason so many movies are filmed here.. only New Zealand scenery can match the epic landscapes in Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and King Kong.
We had 5 days to explore some of the warmer coastal regions, beaches, and redwood forests of the north island of New Zealand
The arch at Cathedral Cove is a well-known spot, yet this beach is more than just a photograph and can be well enjoyed on a beautiful afternoon
A short walk to an impressive 430 foot waterfall cascading off the side of a canyon wall in Arthur's Pass National Park
Here's our 10 day road trip itinerary along with things to do on New Zealand's south island to help you plan your trip
This leisurely lakeshore walk to a pier and lookout over the crystal clear turquoise water was our favorite hike in Queesntown
This short hike to an alpine lake in a hanging valley was our favorite hike on our entire New Zealand trip.
Hooker Valley is a gorgeous hike past glacier lakes with incredible valley views, making it the best hike in Aoraki/Mt. Cook.
This strenuous hike climbs to a once in a lifetime view of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park.