1. The North Island's aptly named Ninety Mile Beach does not care if you don't visit it. Flickr: 67446207@N06 / Creative Commons (Okay, it's actually 55 miles long.) 2. The Bay of Plenty is plenty fine as is, thank you. Flickr: flissphil / Creative Commons 3. The bustling metropolis of Auckland wasn't excited to show you a great time. Flickr: sel / Creative Commons 4. Hobbiton aka THE SHIRE doesn't require you, thanks. Flickr: blueskysunhigh / Creative Commons 5. The Waitomo Glow Worm Cave doesn't care if you come. You've probably seen something like it before, anyway. Flickr: jorgecartman 6. The volcanically active town of Rotorua will not miss you. Flickr: gouldy / Creative Commons 7. Tongariro National Park isn't disappointed you're not coming. Flickr: jeffpang / Creative Commons Even if it prepared this rainbow just for you. Flickr: chrisschoenbohm / Creative Commons 8. Wellington, a creative capital teeming with things to do, doesn't need you to do the things. Flickr: masivaan / Creative Commons 9. The dreamy Marlborough Sounds? Gateway to the Marlborough vineyards? Flickr: flissphil / Creative Commons Oh they don't mind if you don't come wine tasting. Flickr: nortonp / Creative Commons 10. Abel Tasman National Park's white sand beaches' feelings aren't hurt. Flickr: intrapares / Creative Commons And its fern forests are A-OK. NOTHING TO SEE HERE. JUST A FOREST OF FERNS. Flickr: timhanssen / Creative Commons 11. The gorgeous coast of Kaikoura will manage. Flickr: smileham / Creative Commons As will this whale that lives there. Flickr: electropod / Creative Commons And these dolphins. Flickr: jameslaing / Creative Commons Even though this one that spent a lot of time perfecting this trick NBD. Flickr: hockadilly / Creative Commons 12. The drive to pleasant Akaroa near Christchurch will remain pleasant you or no you. Flickr: purecaffeine / Creative Commons 13. The surreally beautiful Moeraki boulders on the Otago coast will remain surreally beautiful. Flickr: pelegrino / Creative Commons 14. Same goes for the "pancake rocks" of Paparoa National Park, on the remote West Coast. Flickr: wasmachtflo / Creative Commons Nature's only been creating them for 30 million years. 15. The windswept Catlin Coast, on the very southern tip of the South Island, will remain windswept, breathtaking, potentially life changing without you. Flickr: pie4dan / Creative Commons 16. And the desolate MacKenzie Valley obviously prefers solitude. Flickr: stuckincustoms / Creative Commons 17. The Routeburn Track doesn't care if you don't come hike it. Flickr: jeickmeier / Creative Commons Looks like a rotten time. 18. Same goes for the Kepler. Flickr: pie4dan / Creative Commons These Keas — mountain parrots — aren't waiting for you there. Flickr: spencer_stoner / Creative Commons I'm sure there are mountain parrots all over the place wherever you are. 19. Queenstown doesn't want you to come adventuring there. Flickr: blazey / Creative Commons What, gondola rides, jet boats, bungee jumping, skydiving, skiing — you're not into any of those right? 20. Mt. Cook, the tallest peak in the country, does not care if you don't come admire its glory. Flickr: wasabicube / Creative Commons 21. Nor turquoise Lake Pukaki by its side. Flickr: nzrico / Creative Commons 22. Try and find a single Southern Alp that gives a hoot. Flickr: timmythesuk / Creative Commons 23. Or a single glacier. Fox glacier? Flickr: anthonycramp / Creative Commons 24. Franz Joseph glacier? Neither care. That's the answer. Flickr: jp_math54 / Creative Commons 25. The Milford Sound — the South Island fjord called the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling — is wholly indifferent to the notion of you visiting it. Flickr: clicko / Creative Commons It's not blushing at the mere thought of you. Flickr: stuckincustoms / Creative Commons And these sheep — all the happy sheep — couldn't care less. Flickr: chris_gin / Creative Commons This little guy, though... Flickr: 17251154@N00 / Creative Commons The question isn't whether he'll live without you ... WILL YOU LIVE WITHOUT HIM?