Well what can I say - its beautiful! The scenery and landscape is just amazing and naturally beautiful.. The people are real friendly and its a really vibrant country.
I arrived in Christchurch and then headed to Dundedin (Cadbury World and the city is also known as Edinburgh of the south) .. Got the scenic Taieri Gorge Railway to Pukerangi and then, what turned out to be - a private bus the 560km to, Queenstown!
Just amazing countryside its no wonder Lord of the Rings was filmed there..
Went to Doubtful Sound, saw seals, dolphins in their natural habitat, and many of the Lord of the Rings sights.. Skiing in Queenstown and happened to be there during the Winter Festival - so loads going on about the town.. stayed there a few nights (and even one extra as got snowed in!)
Travelled onto Mount Cook and Lake Tekaop, and to Christchurch another day.. Circling most of the south island.. To Picton and crossing to the North Island and stayed in Wellington..
Then on to Rotorua (loads of naturally occuring geysers there, so the place is a bit smelly!) .. hot mud baths.. volcano's.. went to a Maroi park also, so got to see some of their culture/traditions.. Flew out of Auckland then..