15 landscape photos that should make you want to visit New Zealand, South Island

Β We visited New Zealand’s south island during the middle of winter. We anticipated a lot of cloud, snow and freezing temperatures but instead we got dry, sunny days with snow only on the mountain tops.

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15 landscape photos that should make you want to visit New Zealand, South Island

The abnormally warm weather and clear skies meant for plenty of great opportunities to get outside for long walks and take some awesome landscape photos of the stunning mountainous landscape. It didn’t take us long to see why this country is such a popular filming location for Hollywood blockbusters.

Our New Zealand South Island highlights include the beautiful areas of Lake Wanaka, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Kaikoura and Abel Tasman National Park. We hope you enjoy a selection of photos we took from those favourite areas.

Isolated tree on the store of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Isolated tree on the shore of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Walking and cycling trail, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Walking and cycling trail, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka beach, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka beach, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

View from Queenstown Hill, New Zealand

View from Queenstown Hill, New Zealand

Mirror Lakes, on the way to Milford Sound, New Zealand

Mirror Lakes, on the way to Milford Sound from Queenstown, New Zealand

Kaikoura coast line, New Zealand

Kaikoura coastline, New Zealand

Kaikoura peninsular walk, New Zealand.

Kaikoura peninsular walk, New Zealand.

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

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