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South Island, New Zealand

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Though some might think of it as Australia’s little sister, New Zealand has always been a sensational destination in its own right — and 2019 is set to be a banner year. Air New Zealand recently launched a non-stop flight between Chicago O’Hare and Auckland, the first and only direct route to the wild islands from the midwest of North America. Take this as your excuse to head down under and visit the country’s lush South Island, which is less developed than its neighbor to the north. Dramatic topographical features dominate the landscape, from snow-capped mountain peaks to whimsical, Seussian flora. An adventure seeker’s nirvana, the South Island is known for its bungee jumping, skydiving, and six of the country’s ten Great Walks, a network of backcountry trekking tracks, with a new route in the Paparoa Range set to open in 2019. For a tranquil retreat from the action, consider the Lindis, a new luxury lodge built into a dramatic dip in the Ahuriri Valley, its low slung silhouette blending seamlessly into its surroundings. Or head up to wine country, where the year-old Marlborough Lodge just debuted its new spa — the perfect place to unwind after touring vineyards and exploring the property’s 16 acres of private parkland.