New Zealand is hidden away from the world, floating in the Pacific Ocean where its dramatic landscape has been formed by moving tectonic plates and the country regularly gets shaken by earthquakes. This has resulted in a landscape that is rugged and unique. The mountains are sharp and tower above lakeside resorts. The Southern Alps are famous for skiing and snowboarding holidays, offering cross country terrain and big tourist resorts like Queenstown. The South island has so much to offer its visitors from Milford Sound in the south east to Abel Tasman in the north, you will have beautiful sights to explore for days on end during your trip to New Zealand.