- If you want to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world, take a trip to the Mackenzie Basin. In summer the mountains are covered in flower and sheep; in winter it looks like an icy Narnia.
- Lake Tekapo has a distinct turquoise colour, almost a little milky, due to very fine particles of rock (like flour) suspended in the water crushed by the glaciers in the backcountry.
- Make the walk up to the Mt John's Observatory. Not only is their an amazing view (even with the natural eye), but there's a good café and of course you can make arrangements for a star viewing. Truly stunning.
Motel apartments, motor lodges or motor inns, like serviced apartments, are a popular accommodation options. Be it a small party or a larger group – motels are often the best way to go both in regards to price, facilities and flexibility for you to plan your visit.