south island

Climate change and other effects of human activity are driving the endangered penguin to the brink.
Over the past decade, we've wiped out mammals, birds, amphibians and more. And it's all to our own detriment.
The Catlins region of New Zealand is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. It is one of the most beautiful and best places to visit in this amazing country.
Little Kaiteriteri This whole area is full of incredible vistas and some of the most amazing scenery you will ever see. The
New Zealand is a different type of place. That is not to say that this island country in the southwestern Pacific doesn't have an interesting history, a unique culture or modern-day challenges. But they are not the main experience of your visit.
The best way to cram as much as you can into two weeks in New Zealand is via campervan. As you prepare for your own Kiwiland conquest (because who isn't preparing for that?), here are some of our top recommendations for North and South Island, in the "show me, don't tell me" school of photo-blogging.
I headed to the South Island -- known for its mountains, snow, and glaciers -- having no idea what to expect. I just hoped I wouldn't have to dress nicely or wear makeup. I was right.