The South Island of New Zealand is like a lavish spread, a heavenly place that offers up a smorgasbord of sites and attractions, from rugged mountain settings and peaceful coastal bays to the rolling hills of the famous wine country. You’ll find all of this rolled up into one big, beautiful package, one that is just waiting to reveal itself.
Less than a quarter of New Zealand’s population lives on the South Island, yet geographically, its larger land mass and rugged centre make it the country’s main attraction. Drawing millions of nature lovers and adventure seekers each year to its many holiday attractions, the natural wonders of the island grab hold, and stimulate the imagination.
Go punting down the Avon River in the quaint city of Christchurch or revel in the birds-eye-views from high atop Queenstown on the Skyline gondola ride. Experience the diverse landscape along the island’s shores with a stroll along the placid bay in Akaroa or cruise the stunning fjords of Milford Sound. From the inviting cityscapes to the great outdoors, New Zealand’s South Island is the gift that keeps on giving.
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