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South Island, New Zealand

To me, nothing is better than travel. On the road means a lot to me. It means me time. It means learning. It means some of the best time I shared with my friends or loved ones.

Replacing my old laptop gave me an opportunity to reorganise my files. Something I probably should have done long time ago. Among all the files, there are a lot of old photo files. I forgot how much I love looking at my trip photos. Actually I haven’t forgotten. I just haven’t had a lot of time to do it. Excuses, excuses, and more excuses……

We moved from NZ to Australia over 5 years ago. Whenever someone asked me about travelling to NZ, I always recommend south island. It’s truly beautiful in every season. In this post, I just want to share with you a trip I took with some friends to south island in a winter many years ago. Please bear in mind these photos were taken more than 5 years ago. The quality is not as good as these days.

We took a road trip to south island back then. Wherever we stopped, we awed by the breathtaking views. We even encountered a Kea who was trying to get into our car window and looking for food. If I visit south island again, I would not hesitate a second to take another road trip.

If I remember correctly, we went to Arrow town, Invercargill, Bluff, Milford sounds and Queenstown. I will not put any travel info here since it’s definitely outdated. Plus, I don’t remember the exact itinerary anymore.  If you travel to Invercargill, you would want to take a quick look at Bluff. Invercargill is probably the southernmost city in NZ, while Bluff is the southernmost town (exclude Stewart Island).

Taking a cruise to see Milford Sound is a must! It offers the most stunning scenery, beautiful waterfall and mountains. If you are lucky, you can spot some seals resting on the rocks.

I don’t think anyone would skip Queenstown if they visit south island of New Zealand. Every time I go there, I am impressed by how beautiful this little town is. Apart from the beautiful views, it has a lot to offer, hiking, skiing and snowboarding in winter, Golf, fishing and more.

Have you been to New Zealand? How do you like the south island? 🙂






    • Thank you. I am glad you like the photos. I just love that place. I will definitely go back for a visit soon, hopefully. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.


  1. rebbit7 says

    Such natural beauty! I’ve never been to New Zealand, but it’s definitely on my bucket list. You’re so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth!

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    • Yes, I am. 🙂 New Zealand is really beautiful, especially south island. You definitely should go for a visit. I have been to south island twice. I want to go one more time because I really want to do the glacier hiking there.


  2. Gorgeous, Jen. The South Island is truly a special place. The first time I saw the Milford Sound I was a little emotional. So much beauty. It made me feel very proud to be a New Zealander.

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  4. I would recommend south island as well…I spent around 2-3months travelling around the south island last year and I can tell you that it’s probably just as awesome as you remember it from 5 years ago..although perhaps less tourists, maybe? Haha 😄

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    • That’s awesome. I wish I could just travel for few months. That would be wonderful! South Island is so beautiful. I am sure you had lovely time there. I think I will definitely revisit. Thanks for stopping by, Sha. 🙂

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  5. I had the most awesome time there…I would love to revisit as well…haha…but I’ll probably want to visit again in winter next time as I went during spring/summer period…the mountains would love so much more beautiful w all the snow on them…😄😄

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