To see some of the most idyllic lakes and dramatic alpine wilderness our planet has to offer, all you have to do is travel to the heart of New Zealand’s South Island.
The unspoilt Mackenzie Region, with its turquoise lakes, mighty snowy peaks and icy glaciers, is super photogenic. You won’t even need a filter: the highly contrasting colours make any picture look awesome. Mount Cook will take your breath away and Lake Tekapo has NZ’s most photographed stone church. The star gazing doesn’t get any better than here, especially at Lake Pukaki where you can combine it with wine tasting.