Our favourite South Island locations
The South Island has some of the most awe-inspiring vistas in the world. It’s a place where you can clink glasses as you watch the sun set over a vineyard in Marlborough, sea kayak through peaceful Abel Tasman National Park, or even sky dive in Queenstown.
Meanwhile, Christchurch & Canterbury transports Lord of the Rings fans into their favourite world, and the West Coast offers some of the most impressive hikes in New Zealand. Our favourite locations below conjure the magic of this gorgeous island.
South Island Locations
Marlborough Sound is the South Island’s wine capital. World-class wineries offer long afternoons spent sipping decadent wine and pairing small glasses with sumptuous cuisine, whilst the charming town of Blenheim offers kayaking, mountain biking and dolphin watching.
Christchurch and Canterbury are much loved for their abundant greenery. Whilst Canterbury’s grassy plains are backed by sparkling lakes and snow-capped mountains, Christchurch is home to Lord of the Rings film scenes, botanic gardens, and eco-friendly attractions.