“It’s not where you are but who you’re with that really matters.” – Dave Matthews Band
The South Island of New Zealand may be the most naturally beautiful place on the planet. If there is a more scenic destination, please tell us because we’ll want to go there. We were lucky enough to be able to spend our time here with my family, for which we are incredibly grateful. Here are 10 pictures from the South Island that will attempt, but ultimately fail, to capture the stunning beauty of this place:
Mirror Lakes en route to Milford Sound
Driving on the “wrong” side of the road combined with these views literally everywhere you look can make for some driving challenges…but Dad handled them well
Alison killing it on the Nevis Bungy in Queenstown
Central Otago wine country – how often do you see vineyards in front of snow-capped mountains?
Sun beating down on the Franz Josef glacier
Franz Josef crew. Although it may not look the case, thankfully no one was hurt here.
Kaikoura, a little town packed with beaches, snow-capped mountains, seal colonies, and the largest mussels you will ever see
Driving near Arthur’s Pass
All the beauty here meant nothing compared to luxury of spending time with family… and seeing Mom tipsy at a vineyard.