In all the places and countries I've travelled over the years, few have left me truly speechless and in awe as New Zealand did. New Zealand's natural landscapes are diverse and stunning. Because there is only a population of 1 million in the South Island, it is mostly vast, untouched wilderness. Think brilliant blue lakes lined with orange pine trees against snow-capped mountains. If that entices you, definitely put a South Island road trip on your list. And to make your planning easier, I've compiled a list of the best scenic spots.
With its snow-capped mountains, turquoise blue lakes and endless winding roads, New Zealand is one of the most romantic places for couples to spend their honeymoon, or just enjoy quality time together. From skydiving to horse riding to simply relaxing in an outdoor hot spring, there is something to do for every type of couple. Here are 10 experiences for a South Island road trip you and your partner won’t forget.