New Zealand South Island highlights

Check out the highlights of our road trip through the beautiful South Island of New Zealand
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Ben Lomond Track

Hiking in Queenstown - The Ben Lomond Track - We Travel To Live

Isthmus Peak

A great day hike near Lake Wanaka and Hawea, Isthmus Peak gives beautiful views over both lakes and can be done in half a day.

The Kepler Track

New Zealand has nine popular multi-day trails, read about our time on the Kepler Track where we hiked through snowy mountains and hung out with parrots.

Mount Cook National Park

Our visit to the tallest mountain in New Zealand, a few glaciers in the area, and the glacial lagoons that house the broken off chunks of ice.

Franz Josef Glacier Ice Explorer

Franz Josef Glacier Ice Explorer - We Travel To Live

Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula

Our visit to the gothic city found us hanging out with lots of seals, heading north to nearby boulders, and going through an old tunnel to a hidden beach.

Castle Hill

Near Christchurch we encountered huge boulders, a nice waterfall, a big earthquake, and the end of our time in New Zealand.

Top of the South Island

Our first few days on a monthlong road trip of New Zealand's south island had us driving on a ferry, meeting goats in caves, and checking out pancake rocks!

The Catlins

The southernmost region on the south island, the Catlins revealed a beautiful lighthouse, tons of nice waterfalls, and tiny dolphins surfing near the beach.