South Island

New Zealand's South Island is renowned for its mountains, lakes and glaciers. The Southern Alps, home to 3,724m-high Aoraki Mt. Cook, run along the entire length of the island. In the southwest is Fiordland National Park, with steep-sided Milford Sound. In the north is Abel Tasman National Park, known for its trails and ocean kayaking. Queenstown is famed for adventure sports like bungee jumping and skiing

South Island holidays - perfect for...

  • Cruise or sea kayak in stunning and dramatic Milford Sound, dominated by the imposing Mitre Peak and home to diverse wildlife - it's on everyone's New Zealand must-do list for good reason
  • Hike through or kayak along Abel Tasman National Park for some glorious scenery
  • Head to Queenstown for the Shotover Jet, bungee jumping, luging and other adventure sports
  • Let an experienced guide take you on a heli-hike on Franz Josef Glaicer which includes a 10 minute helicopter flight
  • And you can't go to the South Island without taking in the incredible scenery as seen in The Lord of the Rings films