We heard about the natural beauty of the South Island of New Zealand from travelers around the world. They told us many times about the mountains, hills, lakes, and countless sheep. We began our trip in Christchurch, where we started our adventures around the South Island. We stayed in Lake Tekapo, Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Ranfurly, and Dunedin. With our rental car fueled up, we took our time discovering the ins and outs of this wonderful country. We stopped many times to take photos along the way. Listen to this episode of Passport Joy Travel Talk to understand why ending our journey in New Zealand was the perfect way to wrap up our trip of a lifetime.
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South Island New Zealand Travel Tips
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Our stay in Christchurch was fantastic with our host Ali. Very kind and inviting.
Church of Good Shepherd is a beautiful spot for photos of the surrounding mountains and lake.
The backpackers spot in Lake Tekapo was perfect.
This tree in the lake in Wanaka is a unique photo opportunity.
The Queenstown Hill is a great hiking trail and has the most beautiful views of the town.
The Aspen Lodge Backpackers was an ideal accommodation in Queenstown for the price.
Between Queenstown and Dunedin we stopped off at Hawkdun Lodge in Ranfurly.
Be sure to check out the World Barber Shop Adventures episode from the chair in Queenstown.
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