I've spent the beginning of 2015 exploring New Zealand's south island.
It's been a beautiful adventure full of eye popping scenery and wildlife. There's not many places where you can see a waterfall running onto a glacier, or flooded snow topped mountain with mirror like reflections, and penguins waddling out of the sea up onto a sand dune!
Aside from having a little slice from every corner of the world in one place, what really makes the island special is the people, everyone has time for each other. The genuine friendliness and easy going attitude was a real delight.
As you can image I have enjoyed taking lots of photos, here's the first set of favourites.