If You Love Nature New Zealand Was Made for You
Eight days spent in Queenstown and at Lake Wanaka “were some of the best of my life”, writes Emily Dickinson for the Huffington Post. Dickinson recommends that if “you love nature, wonderfully friendly people, breathtaking views, glacier-clear water, and a lot of fun on the side … New Zealand was made for you.”
“It’s damn beautiful,” she says. “The lakes and rivers are the colour of the Caribbean, and they’re surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It was the most beautiful contrast I’ve ever seen.
“Whether I was hiking up a hill or buying a banana, I was constantly engaged in meaningful conversation with strangers. After a couple days I was waving to my local pals, and feeling like one myself.
“I went in December and the weather was amazing. It was warm and sunny during the day, and breezy at night, perfect for sleeping. The winters aren’t horrible either, at just below freezing, and snowy.”