The island where the national bird outnumbers the human population two to one.
A lake high in the Nelson Lakes Park area has water quality rated at some of the purest in the world.
Superb skiing, followed by a reviving stay in an alpine retreat, is on offer not far from Christchurch.
As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.
Settle into a slower pace on New Zealand's third largest island.