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Timaru

Destinations - South Island

Promoted historically as “the Riviera of the South”, Timaru is a popular summer destination for a seaside holiday, especially when the ...

 

Old-skool legends Zed to headline South Island Wine and Food Festival

Food & Drink - What's On

This year's South Island Wine and Food Festival music lineup features great throwback Kiwi bands December's bringing us summer vibes and ...

 

100% homegrown acts announced for Rhythm & Alps 2020

What's On

The four stages at the South Island’s biggest New Year music festival will be showing off the best of Kiwi musicians, from the freshest talent to ...

 

South Island Itinerary

South Island - See & Do

Explore the spectacular scenery and discover the amazing wildlife of the rugged South Island – but take time to enjoy the fascinating cities and ...

 

Porters Alpine Resort

Destinations - South Island - See & Do

Laid back and accessible, Porters Alpine Resort is a fantastic and welcoming field just 89km from Christchurch - and the drive swings past the ...

 

Rainbow Ski Area

Destinations - South Island - See & Do

Less than two hours’ drive from Nelson or Blenheim, Rainbow overlooks Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park. The views from the top are ...

 

Exploring Waitaki

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Waitaki region has an eclectic range of attractions. Oamaru’s Blue Penguin colony is sure to delight wildlife lovers, the region’s geology ...

 

Exploring the West Coast

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A number of attractions on the West Coast explore its pioneering and mining history, while the nation’s most famous, accessible and spectacular ...

 

Exploring Southland & Stewart Island

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Known for the ‘southern hospitality’ of its down-to-earth locals, Invercargill is a medium-sized town that makes a great base for exploring the ...

 

Exploring Queenstown

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Queenstown has a well-deserved reputation as the adventure capital of New Zealand. Bungy jumping and the Shotover Jet have become iconic ...

 

Exploring Nelson & Abel Tasman

South Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

There’s so much on offer in Nelson and the Abel Tasman that it can be hard to know where to start! There are plenty of ways to explore the ...

 

Exploring Mount Cook & Mackenzie

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Mackenzie offers some of the best stargazing in the world. Besides the big sky, there’s blue lakes, sweeping vistas and, of course, the ...

 

Exploring Marlborough

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Marlborough is wine country! You simply must experience some of the delicious drops that have made this region world famous. Another must is ...

 

Exploring Lake Wānaka

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The lakeside town of Wānaka is a hugely popular destination year-round. During winter, it offers easy access to a number of ski areas, and in ...

 

Exploring Kaikōura

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The image of whales surfacing off the coast of Kaikōura is one of New Zealand’s most iconic sights. Situated in a remarkable natural setting ...

 

Exploring Dunedin & Coastal Otago

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Like exploring? Then you’ll love Dunedin and Coastal Otago with its proud eco-paradise cred, rich history and buzzing arts scene. Do & ...

 

Exploring Christchurch & Canterbury

South Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

The largest city in the South Island and the second-largest in New Zealand, Christchurch is a cosmopolitan and cultured centre. Founded on the ...

 

Exploring Fiordland

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Named for the 14 fiords that carve into its coastline, Fiordland contains some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand. It’s been an ...

 

Exploring Central Otago

South Island - Culture - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

Central Otago – affectionately known as ‘Central’ – is home to welcoming rural outposts where you can enjoy the famous southern hospitality in ...

 

Queenstown, the ultimate roadie destination

NZ Info - South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

What's Hot New Zealand hits the road in the all-new Mercedes GLA 250 to road-test swanky Queenstown restaurant The Grille by Eichardt’s in an ...

 

Weekend Escape to Akaroa

South Island - See & Do

Most people think dolphins, France and tourists when hearing Akaroa. And while Akaroa is a prime location for dolphin watching and French fare, ...

 

Central Otago

Destinations - South Island

In Central Otago you can experience true solitude and spectacular vistas in an inspiring place where the fascinating cultural history tells a ...

 

West Coast

Destinations - South Island

The South Island’s West Coast is an unforgettable land where blue-white glaciers, dense rainforest, moody rivers and quaint towns are bounded by ...

 

Oamaru & Waitaki

Destinations - South Island

Waitaki District combines historic whitestone architecture and unforgettable wildlife encounters in a beautiful natural landscape of rolling ...

 

Southland & Stewart Island

Destinations - South Island

Superb outdoor adventures, unforgettable wildlife encounters and warm southern hospitality await in Southland, a ruggedly beautiful landscape at ...

 

Queenstown

Destinations - South Island

A premier holiday destination, Queenstown is an outdoor adventure playground set against a stunning scenic background of tranquil lakes and ...

 

Nelson & Abel Tasman

Destinations - South Island

The Nelson and Abel Tasman region offer New Zealand as paradise. Take your time and explore natural golden-sand beaches lapped by turquoise ...

 

Mount Cook & Mackenzie

Destinations - South Island

From hiking to flight-seeing, discover an extensive range of outdoor activities in a stunning natural landscape of jewel-blue lakes and soaring ...

 

Marlborough

Destinations - South Island

Marlborough has much to offer. Delight in cruising pretty waterways, hiking through pristine native forest and sampling the Sauvignon Blanc at ...

 

Lake Wānaka

Destinations

The dramatic blue lakes and rugged mountain ranges of the Wānaka region form a spectacular backdrop to a superb range of outdoor adventures and ...

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