One of the first places I took Zee to was the beach. Obviously (it's what you do in New Zealand). The west coast is pretty epic, and bonus, has black sand (something I'm pretty sure Zee hadn't seen before). Now, here's the thing. I know New Zealand has a much smaller population than other places, but I really wasn't expecting to have the whole beach (literally) to ourselves. It was pretty phenomenal.
Afterwards we went out to the Arataki Visitor Centre. It was closed at the time, but the views are still amazing from the platforms. Love the West Coast. It's actually unbelievable how gorgeous this place is.