Travel outside of New Zealand and you might not find many folks who have heard of Saint Bathans or its stunning Blue Lake. The Southern Hemisphere’s deepest man-made mining hole formed the gold-sluicing days of the late 1800s and was filled with water in the 1930s.
Dream climb: Everest Base Camp - This is one for the bucket list. Climbing to Everest’s base camp is no mean feat – you need to be physically and mentally prepared for a trek like this – but the feeling of achievement you’ll be rewarded with is priceless. This three-week hike takes in some amazing scenery and reaches heights of 18,193 feet at Kala Patthar.