NEW ZEALAND is comprised of two main Islands, North Island (Te Ika-a-Maui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu), and various small islands peppered across the Tasman Sea. One of the last places on Earth to have been settled by humans, its remote and dramatic nature remains largely undeveloped, and the country’s mountain peaks and volcanic landscapes have attracted countless outdoor lovers in search of unspoiled nature.
Here are 12 views that New Zealanders would rather keep to themselves.
1. Milford wild sunset
Milford Sound is a fiord located in the beautiful Fiordland region in the southwest of South Island.
2. Moeraki Boulders
Between Moeraki and Hampden, the Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical rocks lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on South Island’s Otago coast.
3. Lake Matheson
One of the main tourist destinations at Fox Glacier is Lake Matheson — famous for its reflections of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mount Tasman.
4. Mount Cook
5. Fields of lupins
6. Mount Taranaki
7. Lake Tasman, Mount Cook
8. Mount Ollivier
9. Lake Coleridge
Rainbows appear after a storm at Lake Coleridge on South Island.