Location: South Island, New Zealand
The southernmost region of New Zealand's South Island is called, appropriately, the Southland. Rising up from a plain in the interior of the Southland is the Takitimu mountain range. The plain at the foot of the mountains is occupied by farms, all of which have spectacular mountain views as a backdrop. Some of the higher mountain peaks in the Takitimu range keep their snow caps for much of the year.