On the south-east tip, we discover the blissful beauty that typifies New Zealand.
Queenstown has plenty to delight vegans and vegetarians.
This luxurious beautifully located property is peak QT.
It's vertiginous, dramatic and wonderful. Rain is forecast to march in behind us, but the sky is as clean as a new page.
Marmite scrolls and Central Otago wines are two must-haves in this centre for the active and the adventurous.
Come for a condensed Queenstown-type experience, but also for Wanaka's own brand of natural beauty.
From noodles in a Japanese sake bar to ''the best peanut butter ever'', there is plenty for foodies to enjoy in Queenstown.
It might be known as the Kiwi capital of extreme activities, but there's more to Queenstown than bungy jumping and speedboats. The town is on the edge of breathtaking mountain ranges and there are hikes in the surrounding areas to suit all tastes. In winter, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables offer some of the country's best skiing. In town, there's plenty of nightlife and dining options to keep you warm.