Stunning Queenstown is usually on the agenda for most visitors that come to New Zealand. It is unbelievably picturesque, hemmed in on all sides by mountains and lake shore. There is a never-ending array of activities to partake in and top-class night-life once the sun sets. For those wanting a more relaxed pace of life, Wanaka is just across a mountain range and just as scenic.

Heading south and west, the scenery becomes ever more rugged, with dramatic peaks and glistening lakes and fiords around every corner. Te Anau is the gateway to Milford and Doubtful Sounds where vertical, verdant cliffs with tumbling waterfalls tower above the deep, indigo waters.