Forget Canada, Europe and Patagonia – you don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to find the most awe-inspiring landscapes. They’re actually much closer than you think.
Hop across the ditch to New Zealand’s South Island, hire a car and head for Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park to discover glaciers, bright turquoise lakes and some of the best hikes in the southern hemisphere.
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Rachel Bale is an international travel writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. She is the Founder and Editor of the popular travel blog, The Department of Wandering, helping readers explore a destination beyond the guidebook and travel better. Her work has been featured in a wide variety of print and online media, including Nine Elsewhere, British Airways High Life, Matador Network and more. Follow her travels on Instagram at @departmentofwandering.