Silverpine and The South Island of New Zealand: At the gateway of Makarora/Haast and Wanaka/Queenstown
Whether you have 12 days or 4 weeks to spend in New Zealand, we recommend to those who want to experience the clean, green, less populated country, you weight your trip heavily towards the South Island. Traffic down here is following two campervans on a single lane highway. You will experience the uncrowded drama of the Southern Alps and the rapidly changing vistas between the rain forests of the West Coast, the mist and clouds of Fiordland, and the sweeping vineyards in Central Otago that produce the famed new world wines. See the glory of the rivers, forests, sea, and inland lakes – all off State Highway 6.
You can experience all of this from Silverpine via car, helicopter, and jet boat (weather permitting of course). Add a fishing rod and a guide while you’re at it – maybe even a mountaineer or winemaker. Bring your camera for the journey and learn from a professional photographer. Observe and hunt the red deer, the chamois, and the tahr. Meet some West Coast fishermen, do a bit of gold panning, walk through the untouched forests that the earlier explorers surveyed.