New Zealand: The South Island is a wildlife paradise
For those who want to take in as much wildlife and natural beauty as possible on their New Zealand adventure, the South Island is home to an array of creatures and stunning scenery.
According to the Rotorua Daily Post, there are a number of areas on the South Island which those on a New Zealand adventure must visit.
The first is Purakaunui Falls, which are accessible via a track which gives visitors a nice 20-minute stroll through lush green forests.
"Be sure to descend to the stream-level viewing platform which provides a far superior view of the three tiers which combine to make these falls so magnificent," the newspaper stated.
Another South Island must-see is Nugget Point and in particular, the walk to the lighthouse, which will give visitors stunning panoramic views of the Otago Peninsula and Catlins coast.
Here they can see fur seals, sea lions and elephant seals.
Finally, the newspaper recommends the Foveaux Walkway track which offers walking enthusiasts the chance to see different species of birds while enjoying the countryside.
Mel White, from Audubonmagazine.com, said recently that he encountered some wonderful species of birds during his visit to New Zealand, including oystercatchers and turnstones.