Nelson Lakes National Park lies at the head of the Southern Alps and features majestic mountain ranges, with the breathtaking lakes Rotoroa and Rotoiti at its very heart.
Enjoy the magnificence of thousands of litres of water squeezing and surging through a 15-metre rocky gorge into heart-stirring rapids and a waterfall you'll be hard pressed not to photograph.
If you’re a grown-up Kiwi and you haven’t been here yet: shame, bro!
Savour native woodland and gardens of the world beyond through beautifully curated spaces inspired by Europe, India and Asia.
Tip your hat to architect Herbert Hall of Timaru who harnessed the iconic, neo-Georgian style and grandeur of European mountain and Canadian lakeside chateaus and delivered the goods in full to the foot of Ruapehu.
Drive this remote 150-kilometre highway and pass over four mountain saddles, through a mysterious one-lane tunnel and along a meandering river gorge.