I’ve been to most of these places, because I was born there. But the whole damn country is full of scenery like this, so I grew up more or less oblivious. But then I started travelling overseas, where many people can drive for 12 hours without the scenery changing at all, let alone becoming spectacular. So we don’t just have amazing scenery - it’s all packed into a tiny area and changes radically every hundred miles. New Zealand is like having all the best parts of a 3-month world trip packed into a fortnight.