The South Island of New Zealand is world famous for its remarkably varied and unspoilt landscapes and wilderness areas - there are ten national parks, while the far southwest corner is protected as a World Heritage area of international significance.  But look a little closer and you'll find that beautiful scenery is just the start of what the South Island has to offer.  You can view an amazing array of South Island activities and attractions below.  

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Seeking an action packed holiday? Look no further than the South Island for a wealth of adventure.


The unforgettable landscape of the South Island will have you reaching for your camera.

Outdoor Activities

Spectacular scenery makes this the perfect setting for an array of outdoor activities.

Entertainment and Culture

If you have children to entertain and need to unwind, the South Island has attractions for all.

Food, Wine & Relaxation

The South Island offers many opportunities to indulge whilst soaking in the beautiful landscapes.