I often get asked where my favorite place I’ve ever traveled is, and without hesitation, my answer is always New Zealand. The main draw is its vast range of breathtaking scenery, from rain forests and beaches in the north island to lakes and snow-covered mountains in the south. Not to mention fjords, volcanoes, and hot springs for a diversity unlike anywhere else on the planet.
New Zealand has a temperate climate, with average temperatures ranging from 55 to 75 °F. Spring and autumn are beautiful with abundant rainfall which keeps everything green, while the summers are good for relaxing at the beach, and winters for hitting the slopes.But because of the country’s remote location, it’s not on many travelers' radars. Today I am sharing my one week itinerary for the South Island of New Zealand and you will see why it should be on top of every outdoor enthusiasts list!