Just gorgeous It also brings back some very happy memories. I was camping there on Christmas day in the mid 60s with my wife and kids. We then proceeded west over the range to Greymouth where it was snowing!
We had quite a bit of rain when travelling through the mountains on North Island which was disappointing but the drive from Greymouth to Christchurch more than made up for it with it being a glorious day.
I'm really envious of those guys who live in New Zealand, the photo opportunities are fantastic. I'd be out all the time.
You do of course have many great locations in your neck of the woods! The hills by me just don't compare!