Discover the South Island
The South Island landscape is more dramatic and rugged than the North. It is a magnet for all kinds of adventure travellers – those looking for an adrenaline rush, thrill seekers, walkers, hikers and bike trail enthusiasts and wine lovers.
The South Island offers an un-spoilt and pure natural landscape experience. It offers an incredibly diverse range of attractions and activities. You can walk some of the world’s Great Walks, including the stunning Milford Track and spectacular Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
You will find crayfish on the Kaikoura Coast, bluff oysters at the bottom of the island and mussels at the top plus some of the best wines in the world at Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago.
The South Island is renowned for its extensive range of adventure activities and sightseeing opportunities and of course its world class ski resorts.
For those seeking a little less adventure, there are plenty of holiday retreats and natural hot springs to consider. The range of accommodation is both extensive and good value and suits all traveller’s and budgets.
From close up experiences with marine mammals and other wildlife and tours of dramatic glacial valleys and fiords, the South Island offers something for all.