South Island, New Zealand

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South Island, New Zealand

Travelling to New Zealand? Then you’re in for a treat when it comes to discovering what the South Island has to offer. The place is not only a marvel of natural landscape and wildlife, but it’s loaded with exciting experiences for people of any walk in life.

Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island, is fondly nicknamed ‘The Garden City’, but its diversity in arts, culture, history and modern entertainment make it a perfect destination to explore. Make sure you take a tram ride to get a unique perspective of the city and also don’t miss checking out the Avon River which meanders through the city – the best place to check it out would be Mona Vale Park.

If adrenaline and excitement is more your speed, then Queenstown is definitely another place you can’t miss. Jetboating, bungy jumping, white water rafting, hiking, helicopter rides – they’re all just a taste of the enormous number of activities for you to discover in Queenstown. But there’s also the opportunity to relax with plenty of beaches around Lake Wakatipu as well as natural spring baths.

There’s also a load of other awesome locations you should visit including, Mighty Mt. Cook, Dunedin, Larnach Castle, Punakaiki, Milford Sound, Glacier World, Marlborough Regions and Kaikoura. All of which boast an incredible amount of modern culture, fascinating history and traditional indigenous experiences.

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