on the way from Wellington to Picton - Cook Strait
The ferry from the North Island comes into Picton, a pretty little port at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound.
Abel Tasman Nationalpark, the park is at the northern end of a range of marble and limestone hills extending up from North-West Nelson State Forest Park, and the interior is honeycombed with caves and potholes.
the tame eels of Moutere River
Punakaiki - Pancake Rocks, these limestones rocks have formed into what look like stacks of pancakes . If there is a good tide running here, the water surges into cavernes below the rocks and squirts out in impressive geysers.
Waikoropupu-Pupu Springs are the largest freshwater springs in NZ and among the largest in the world. Many springs are dotted around , including one with `dancing sand´thrown upwards by the great volume of incredibly clear water emerging from the ground.
Haast, the tiny community of Haast is on the coast where the wide Haast River meets the sea, 120 km south of Fox Glacier.
Milford Sound, 22 km long fjord with the beautiful 1695 metre high Mitre Peak.The fjord is really breathtaking!
Franz Josef Glacier
Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikora means "to eat crayfish". Until early 1988 the sleepy little seaside was noted mainly for its fishing and its fine setting on an incredibly beautiful bay backed by th steeply rising foothills of the Seaward Kaikora Range, snow - capped in winter. Its also known for its fine crayfish(lobster). At chrismas 1987, Nature Watch Charters began making whale-watching trips - the first such commercial operation in NZ.
canoeing - Karamea River
Westport to Greymouth - the coast road has some unusual bridges - not only are they one-line, so traffic can only pass in one direction at one time, but they also share the bridge with the railway line.
on the road