From snow-capped pinnacles and shiny glaciers to lush peninsulas and tranquil lakes, New Zealand has some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world. The South Island contains much of this ecological wonder as it boasts ten National Parks and numerous UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore nature at its finest. The eight-mile-long Fox Glacier is a crucial highlight due to its sheer size and unparalleled accessibility - you can walk right up. Another must-see glacier is Franz Josef Glacier, which once flowed from the mountains to the sea but is now 11 miles inland and only accessible by helicopter. In the Southland region, you’ll find the town of Te Anau which provides a gateway to Fiordland National Park with its stunning glacier fjords and the breathtaking Milford Sound. Travel north to the much-photographed Lake Tekapo which looks powdery blue on bright sunny days and nearby Lake Pukaki in the shadows of New Zealand's tallest mountain Mt Cook.