5 Thoughts You’ll Have In The Southern Alps
This majestic mountain range extends along the vast majority of New Zealand’s South Island and includes 17 separate points that exceed 3,000 metres or 9,800 ft. in height. You’re going to have A LOT of thoughts and feels during this part of your Wild Kiwi adventure, and here are just a few.
We challenge you not to audibly gasp or to say wow as soon as you first set eyes on even just a small section of the Southern Alps. We can’t say for sure, but we think it’s probably physically impossible.
“This Can’t Be Real”
Honestly, we spend so much of our time travelling around New Zealand thinking this is just too beautiful or too magical to be real. But it’s all real. And really awesome!
“Yeah, We’re Definitely Going To Need To Stop every 10 Minutes To Take Photographs”
From snow-capped mountainous peaks, vast skyscapes and translucent glacial lakes, to actual icy glaciers, steep valleys, and wild-flower-covered rolling hills — the landscape of the Southern Alps is so varied and filled with beauty in every direction that you’re probably going to want to keep one hand on your camera at all times.
“Can We Stay Here forever?”
There’s so much to see and do in this region that it’s totally possible to stay forever and never get bored. Let’s be honest, we’re not sure it’s possible to ever get bored of the stunning scenery here. We can’t stay forever, but there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from returning again and again. The heart wants what it wants, and we know that you’ll find a way to make your dreams come true.
“Wild Kiwi Adventures Are The Best!”
Oh, you! Stop it, you’re making us blush. Okay, we don’t want you to stop. No, but seriously though: we don’t mean to toot our own horn too much, but you’re definitely not going to regret giving yourself the opportunity to soak in these truly unique views and bathe in the awesome atmosphere that surrounds New Zealand’s Southern Alps. It’s just a fact!
What to live the glory of New Zealand’s Southern Alps for yourself? Book our Big South adventure and start exploring!