South Island Activities

Top of the South

Located at the top of the South Island there is the pretty seaside town of Picton which is also the gateway to the greater Marlborough Sounds. A short drive from Picton, leads to Blenheim one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough region.

Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch is New Zealand’s second – largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.

West Coast

On the West coast of the South Island are the small towns of Franz Josef and Fox. Both framed by the dramatic backdrop of the Southern Alps. A highlight of any visit to the West Coast is time spent admiring the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

Te Anau/Doubtful & Milford Sounds

The serene deep waters of Lake Te Anau make up the largest lake in the South Island and second largest in NZ. The attractive town of Te Anau lies nestled on the edge of this beautiful lake, surrounded by spectacular backdrops.


A city of fine unspoiled Edwardian and Victorian architecture Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s centre for learning, heritage, arts and culture and is renowned for being one of the world’s great small cities.


Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure playground, surrounded by mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising.