For us in the Northern Hemisphere in December, everything is withering and the weather is getting cold, but New Zealand on the other side of the earth is sunny and blooming into the sea.




New Zealand, located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, is composed of two islands, the South Island and the North Island, separated by the Cook Strait. The South Island is adjacent to Antarctica. The North Island faces Fiji and Tonga. Located on the North Island.



In the tourism industry, New Zealand has a long-standing reputation. It is the most beautiful country in Oceania and one of the 10 purest green countries in the world. About 30% of the country's land is protected, with 3 world heritage sites, 14 national parks, and 3 The marine park, hundreds of nature reserves and ecological zones have been named the first place in the "World's Best Destination" for 4 consecutive years.




Church of the Good Shepherd

On the shore of Lake Tekapo, there is a beautiful stone church, which is the Church of the Good Shepherd.

The church is named after a sculpture of a shepherd dog. The reason why this strange name is given is a tribute to the shepherds who helped to open up farmland in the past. It is very memorable.

Looking out from the window of the church altar, the window seemed to be a picture frame. The white clouds slowly drifted in the blue sky. There were rolling snow mountains in the distance, and milky blue lakes in the distance. Dream.


Around the Church of the Good Shepherd in the evening, there will always be many people quietly waiting for the night to fall, because the bright galaxy is about to appear here.


You only need to look up to see the quiet and bright starry sky, the Milky Way and the constellations are clearly visible, and the Southern Cross, which is legendary to be observed only in the southern hemisphere.


For such a beautiful night sky, the Tekapo people have made great efforts. Since 1981, they have reduced the use of lights, scientifically managed the lighting, reduced the glare and night sky lights, and turned off the sightseeing and advertising lights after midnight to turn the night After darkness is left to nature.


Hobbit village
Hobbiton Movie Set


This is where the film The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed. Entering here seems to enter the primitive rural countryside. The Hobbit's tools, clothes, and vegetables are all scenes from the movie. Hobbiton has 44 Hobbit caves, and the front of each cottage is covered with green grass and flowers, and the hilltop overlooks the Shire village, like in a fairytale world.



Waitomo Firefly Cave


Waitomo in Māori means green water, but it really does. The fireflies living here spit out a grain of sticky silk like beads, and the green light dots layered on the wall of the cave layered like stars. Boating in the firefly cave, the dark water reflecting the green light and shadow on the cave makes people feel as if they are walking in a wonderful world belonging to the green elves.