After watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy I was spell-bounded by the awesome scenery of New Zealand’s South Island. Several years later and on my second attempt I finally found myself in South Island with a few friends on a self-drive journey through the South in search of those sceneries that are still vivid in my mind.
Driving through the South Island is a much easier and more pleasant journey compared to what Frodo have to endure in his journey to Mount Doom. The road is well paved and there is clear signage to point you to wherever you wanted to go without getting lost. Ok, we did get lost a couple of time but then it was only because we were too engrossed with the beautiful scenery to notice the signage that indicate that we should turn into the smaller road. Nevertheless we did enjoyed getting ‘lost’ as we find interesting surprises waiting for us that includes a vineyard with café that offers wine tasting.