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The Church of The Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
Set amidst the lake and mountains, by day this tiny stone church provides a place of gathering for worship, weddings, baptisms and funerals. As night falls it becomes the best dark sky reserve in the Southern Hemisphere.
Known to locals as the eighth wonder of the world, Milford Sound really is unforgettable. Located deep within Fiordland National Park, this remote location is a stunning combination of mountain peaks, ancient forests and ink-dark waters.
Named for its cathedral like arch through the limestone cliff, and featured in The Chronicles of Narnia movie, Cathedral Cove is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches. Found on the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island, it’s not to be missed.
Tongariro National Park
This is New Zealand’s oldest national park and home to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – one of the world’s top 10 one-day walks. Emerald green lakes sit atop volcanic mountain peaks on this 19.4km track taking you through some of the world’s most geographically diverse terrain.
That Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka
Not many trees have their own hashtag, but you can see why #thatwanakatree is a favourite amongst tourists and locals alike. Head down to Lake Wanaka and it won’t be long until you spot the tree.
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Supreme winners of the New Zealand Tourism Awards for 2017. Haka Plus Tours offers 20 days of awe-inspiring sites throughout New Zealand and comfortable 3-4 star twin share accommodation (no dorm rooms!) to rest your head each night.