I had the pleasure of visiting New Zealand in 2017 for work and then subsequently stayed on for a boys trip across the South Island with my Dad. The trip started off in Queenstown for work before I met up with my Dad and we took a Fly – Cruise – Fly trip to Milford Sound with Air Milford. The next day we drove up to Wanaka and stopped for the night, following that we made our way up to Franz Josef before making our way the next day to Lake Brunner. We made our way from Lake Brunner across to Arthurs Pass and finally to Christchurch where we flew out.
For me, the highlight of the Trip was Milford Sound, and Frans Josef but if I am honest really just about every part of the South Island of New Zealand was spectacular. I would highly recommend visiting if the opportunity arises. The one thing I wish I had captured more of was Astrophotography on the South Island but maybe in the future.