Waipara Hills, by Irina Bazhanova, Russian National Geographic Traveller

Central South Island

This is the lovely mountainous, rugged scenery many people associate with New Zealand.  Snow-capped peaks, the Canterbury Plains, and the rugged West Coast with its glaciers.  Again not too developed and with superb natural beauty complemented by activities such as glacier hikes, helicopter adventures, private jet boat tours, horse rides and hikes. 

Tags: canterbury