The South Island offers many opportunities to indulge whilst
soaking in the beautiful landscapes.
New Zealand's South Island offers numberous opportunities to
rest, relax and indulge whilst soaking in the fresh air and
beautiful landscapes as you let body and soul unwind in luxurious
Best of Relaxation
Terrace Downs in the Rakaia Gorge offers top quality
accommodation and an excellent range of activities including golf,
fishing and jet boating in a stunning high country setting that
feels a world away from the everyday.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is a popular place for a
relaxing getaway. Enjoy a blissful soak in a thermal pool and
then allow an expert massage therapist to ease away the stresses of
Alpine Springs and Spa at Lake Tekapo is a wonderful alpine
retreat featuring comforting hot pools in a landscaped setting,
complemented by indulgent spa treatments.
Millbrook, at Queenstown, has a reputation for being one of the
South Island's most luxurious resorts offering a championship golf
course and magnificent day spa in a remarkable natural setting.
Best of Gourmet
One of the most famous South Island exports is fine wine.
The hot, dry summers of the north and east of the island are
perfect for grapes. Marlborough, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, is
still the most prolific wine-producing region, but Canterbury
Riesling and Central Otago Pinot Noir are also world-class.
Marlborough is home to the highly regarded Greenshell Mussel -
you can take a boat cruise to visit mussel farms and sample the
product at specialist restaurants such as Mussel Boys at Havelock
Surrounded by ocean, it stands to reason that the South Island
offers wonderful fresh seafood of every description.
Southland and Kaikoura are particularly lauded as great
places to sample delicacies from the sea - Southland for its Bluff
Oysters and Kaikoura for its crayfish.