Fiordland, on the southwest corner of New Zealand, was carved by glaciers 100,000 years ago. It's home to New Zealand's largest national park: Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage site. The area includes Dusky, Doubtful Sounds, and Milford Sound, which was named the Eighth Wonder of the World by author Rudyard Kipling. (The Jungle Book, anyone?)
As you'll likely remember from the Lord of the Rings films, Fiordland has "snowy peaks, alpine lakes and primeval forests," as well as "14 fjords that slash into its coastline," according to the New York Times. If you visit Fiordland and walk the famous Milford Track, you can see mountains, lakes, valleys, and New Zealand's tallest waterfall—all in one trek. Packing your bags? Before you move to Fiordland, be ready to really know your neighbors: there are approximately 18 permanent residents.