Wanaka, South Island (http://www.lakewanaka.co.nz/). Probably my favourite place in NZ. Cute little town, a beautiful lake, and surrounded by stunning mountains. Jumping off point for Mt Aspiring National Park, and skiing at Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
New Zealand offers a working holiday visa which allows Americans to work/travel in New Zealand for a year! This post talks about everything you need to know from how to apply for the visa, find work, and even booking the best flights over there.
The Waitomo Glow worm caves have become one of the number one things to see people vacationing to New Zealand. The cave gets its name from the tiny glow worms that cast magical lights as you float through the cave. The cave has been an important part of New Zealand culture for over 120 years. World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-