Short Breaks in South Island, New Zealand (0)

New Zealand’s South Island carries a fairly strong reputation as the adrenalin-fueled counterpart to the North Island. But adrenalin isn’t all there is to experience in a tour of this naturally stunning place. Christchurch is one of the first cities that should be on your list with its arts scene, w...

New Zealand’s South Island carries a fairly strong reputation as the adrenalin-fueled counterpart to the North Island. But adrenalin isn’t all there is to experience in a tour of this naturally stunning place. Christchurch is one of the first cities that should be on your list with its arts scene, wealth of entertainment and beautiful garden surroundings (it’s rather fondly named, ‘The Garden City’). As one of New Zealand’s oldest established cities, you’ll also find a wealth of rich historical architecture and culture.

The next top destination that should be included in your tour of New Zealand’s South Island is Queenstown. As New Zealand’s (and arguably the world’s) adventure capital, there are literally hundreds of things you can do here. Whether it be the Shotover Jet boat, bungy jumping, white water rafting, kayaking, hiking and many more, you’re bound to find activities you’ll love in Queenstown. But on top of those attractions, there’s also its breathtaking natural beauty; something which is incredible at all times of the year. In fact, you may even recognize a lot of the natural landscape from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films.
While those are two of the top cities to visit during your trip to the South Island, your holiday shouldn’t stop there. With other sites like Mt. Cook, Dunedin, Larnach Castle, Punakaiki, Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier and the Marlborough Regions, a tour of New Zealand’s South is something you won’t soon forget.

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