Glaciers and fjords, skyscraping mountains and verdant plains, subtropical forests, a volcanic plateau, pristine coastlines – nature’s every variation awaits you on New Zealand’s South Island. First stop: Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown.
For once, skip the loud parties, forgo the busy streets and squares, and celebrate a New Year’s Eve with the peace and natural magic of our planet’s most far-flung destinations of the world. Here are ten places for a New Year more remote, more rugged, more real than usual.
If you’re looking for a place with real get-away-from-it-all qualities and views that will leave you speechless, then these 5 secluded spots should be at the top of your travel checklist.