New Zealand is the home of hobbits; fresh local fare from wine, to cheese, to venison; rainforests and roaring waterfalls; and epic hikes that will lead you everywhere from clear blue glacier lakes to volcano peaks. No matter the time of year you visit, no matter whether you land on the north or south island, no matter where you travels take you, you will surely find that this is a country of unparalleled views and epic adventures.

Keep reading for ten can’t-miss spots to visit along your travels.