When I came back from New Zealand I was asked by many friends, "Is NZ really very scenic?" Everyone has different standard for beauty. I can only say that if you'll stay there for only a week including north and south, like I did, don't expect you can capture many rare scenes.
Though I didn't get to see many stunning sceneries, I have to admit that some of their city views were beyond my expectation, from the spectacular heritage buildings in Dunedin, to the unique "emergency architecture" - the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch.
Christchurch was my last and shortest stop in New Zealand, and the Cardboard Cathedral is the simplest cathedral in the world, but with the touching story behind it and the significant symbol of the rebuild of the city, I'm glad I was inside there for a moment to see it in person.