South Island in New Zealand

South Island in New Zealand

New Zealand is a great holiday destination for a long or short stay. The South Island is all about ‘big’ country, outdoor exploration and adventure activities. The ‘must do’ experiences in the South Island has to be exploring glacial valleys and lakes, skiing and other adrenalin sports, discovering endangered wildlife like the Kea, be immersed in frontier historical gold towns such as Arrowtown, enjoying a glass of wine on a wine tour, and lastly, relaxing in a hot spring!

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South Island New Zealand: -43.961191, 170.727539

South Island, Recommended Places To Visit and Attractions:

* Nelson and The Marlborough Sounds
* Franz Joseph Glacier and Fox Glacier
* Mt Cook
* Lake Methevan
* Wanaka
* Queenstown
* Milford Sound and Fiordland (Te Anau)
* Dunedin
* Christchurch
* Hanmer Springs
* Kaikoura

South Island Destinations:

  • Queenstown in New Zealand

    South Island, Queenstown New Zealand
    Queenstown is the ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand and one of the most scenic resort towns in the world. Queenstown is beautifully placed, sitting on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and beneath a spectacular mountain range which truly lives up to its name, ‘The Remarkables’.

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  • Dunedin in New Zealand

    South Island, Dunedin New Zealand
    Dunedin is the ‘historical capital’ of New Zealand which is steeped in rich Scottish tradition. The name Dunedin is the Gaelic word for Edinburgh. Originally founded in 1848 by Scottish settlers, Dunedin later benefited from the gold rush in the 1860’s.


  • Otago in New Zealand

    South Island, Otago New Zealand
    Otago is New Zealand’s third largest region and offers some of the most unique landscape varieties in the South Island. It is also home to most of the South Island’s major activities and attractions.


  • Fox & Franz Josef Glacier in NZ

    South Island, Fox & Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand
    Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand are located in one of the most scenic and unique geographical regions in the world. Nestled between the Tasman Sea and the rugged mountains of the Southern Alps, the two townships of Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier, make a great base to explore the glaciers from.


  • Fiordland in New Zealand

    South Island, Fiordland New Zealand
    The Fiordland area is part of the Southland district of New Zealand and is arguably the most remote, beautiful, unique and iconic landscape of the country. Located in the southwestern area of the Southern Alps, the Fiordland is virtually untouched by man.


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