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New Zealand

Touristing in an 'untouched' South Island


My first time in the country of kiwis, I visited Queenstown and its surroundings. Among the many beautiful things that got stuck in my head, there's one word that I felt pretty much describes this land.

 

When touristing in this postcard-nation, you tend to bump into signs that call it an untouched area of the world. Being born in Patagonia, it seemed a bit overrated at first, but after a few days, tours, hikes and lookouts, more I began to see it.

Although it's clearly a civilized area with a few hundred years of settlement already and loads of visitors walking through it every day, somehow it manages to keep its "virgin" feel.

It's just too much