Like No Place on Earth

“The South Island is a lazy paradise of rolling green hills, craggy, glacier-clad mountains and rugged wind-swept beaches,” describes the Mark Johanson for the International Business Times. “You’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere in the galaxy as beautiful as this remote chunk of land in the South Pacific Ocean.” According to Johanson, the South Island has some of the world’s top tourist destinations like Queenstown, Milford Sound and Marlborough, but to see the real beauty of the region you need to head off the beaten track. Johanson’s top ten places include The Catlins’ “rugged wind-swept beaches”, Lake Tekapo’s “dazzling, pale blue water” and the Doubtful Sound’s “mossy green cliffs [surrounded] by the misty mystery of this other worldly land.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…