South Island

From its dramatic landscapes with rugged coastlines to glaciers and fjords, subtropical rainforests, mountains, and vineyards, the Marlborough wine region, is home to some of the most exceptional Sauvignon Blanc in the world.

 Visit Abel Tasman National Park, an area of stunning beaches and forests.

 

For wildlife enthusiasts, the East Coast include Kaikoura, famed for its year-round whale and dolphin populations. Enjoy walking around the English style city of Christchurch, admire the French colony of Akaroa and visit Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, where royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguins and fur seals abound.

 

Across the middle of the island and the famous Southern Alps is the rugged west coast, where mountains, glaciers and fjords make up much of the landscape.
Destinations In South Island
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Christchurch
The regions of Christchurch and Canterbury are set against the majestic backdrops of both alps and ocean.
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Dunedin
Dunedin is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Enjoy getting close to rare wildlife and soaking up the quirky city vibe.
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Fiordland National Park
One of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand; the power of Fiordland's scenery never fails to enthral travellers.
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Marlborough
The Marlborough region is about world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, delicious fresh seafood and diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways.
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Queenstown
Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most exciting destinations. Surrounded by towering mountains, positioned on the edge of a lake, Queenstown is a hub of adventure, thrumming with adrenaline and an omnipresent sense of fun.
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West Coast
The West Coast, or 'the Coast' as locals call it, is an untamed natural wilderness of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures.
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