South Island has some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, from rolling vineyards and sweeping beaches to sparkling lakes and snow-topped peaks.

It’s known for its spectacular scenery, but there’s more to New Zealand’s South Island than just mountains and waterways. The cities of Christchurch and Queenstown are popular year-round and both must-sees for an authentic taste of Kiwi life. Enjoy world-class wine, superb walking trails and an incredibly diverse range of wildlife all in one place.

South Island holidays - perfect for...

  • Cruise or sea kayak in stunning and dramatic Milford Sound, dominated by the imposing Mitre Peak and home to diverse wildlife - it's on everyone's New Zealand must-do list for good reason
  • Hike through or kayak along Abel Tasman National Park for some glorious scenery
  • Head to Queenstown for the Shotover Jet, bungee jumping, luging and other adventure sports
  • Let an experienced guide take you on a heli-hike on Franz Josef Glaicer which includes a 10 minute helicopter flight
  • And you can't go to the South Island without taking in the incredible scenery as seen in The Lord of the Rings films

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