Driving through the countryside in the South Island, you're tempted to just pull over and find work at a farm, live off the land and spend the rest of your days eating boysenberries in the solitude of acres upon acres of rolling green mountains. We didn't do that, because we're not much for manual labor and require things like high-speed internet and late-night take out... but landscapes like these definitely make you start to see the appeal of quiet country living.