I recommend visiting - Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
Having lived in New Zealand for two years, Wanaka stands out as the place that left the most lasting impression on me. It's just an hour from Queenstown and often referred to as its little brother. It offers everything an outdoor enthusiast could ask for with many different hikes, incredible natural beauty, a whole host of activities and great food and wine. Hiking allows you to take in dramatic views of Lake Wanaka but you can also take a helicopter tour to get an overview of the mountains and lakes made famous in the film versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.