MoaTours Kiwi Guide Tim shares some stories from a recent trip around the southern half of the South Island visiting Aoraki Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wanaka, Franz Josef and Punakaiki. Find out why after 25 years guiding it's still his favourite part of New Zealand.
Read our handy guide to visiting Aoraki Mt Cook, with history and legends, where to stay, the best short walks and activities, weather and answers to the most common questions we get about visiting Mt Cook.