Next stop on the road to Glenorchy, Meiklejohns Bay. A great spot for skipping stones or taking long exposures of the old jetty. Check out my bio link for more tips about visiting Queenstown and surrounds.
Kaikoura at dawn. This place has got it all: the sea, the mountains, the wild sea life . It was one of the places I was dying to revisit, especially since the earthquake ruined my last attempt. The north SH1 to the town is still closed which means you have to drive a good 5-6hours to get to or from the top of the South Island. That has notably hit the tourism in this area (another reason why I wanted to come here, for the support). Don't skip Kaikoura if you're travelling around the island.