Spending two weeks exploring the South Island of New Zealand on a self-drive road trip was the perfect getaway from the 33-degree heat and daily morning sardine squeeze. Little did I know that it would teach me a thing or two. Maybe three.
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.