And here's the South Island .... I didn't get to visit the South Island while in New Zealand, but I hope to do so next time! Look at the mountain range there! The southwestern side of the South Island is also where they've had those pretty big earthquakes recently. From the back, "Separated from the more populous North Island by Cook Strait, which is some 23km [about 14.3 miles] across at its narrowest point, the South Island is world-famous for the beauty and grandeur of its scenery."