2. West Coast of the South Island
Where: New Zealand
From the land that provided the lush landscapes for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Ringstrilogy, you’ll find exceptional visuals when traveling from Karamea to Haast, encountering untouched seaside vistas along the Tasman side, lush vegetation and glimpses of the towering New Zealand Alps.
1. Guoliang Tunnel Road:
Some roads gain notoriety for their twists and turns, and others earn fame for their sheer visual impact. Nestled in the Henan province of China, the Guoliang Tunnel fits squarely into the latter category. The tunnel offers a short (3/4 mile) but stunning span, thanks to its path, which is carved through the edge of the Taihang Mountains.