Top 6 must-visit places in South Island, New Zealand

From subtropical beaches to world-class vineyards, thermal geysers, rugged coastlines, stunning glaciers, breathtaking fiords, thermal hot pools, untamed nature, volcanoes and native forests - New Zealand is a diverse land that will have you in awe of it’s natural beauty.

New Zealand’s South Island showcases the most untainted natural landscapes you’ve ever seen. From breathtaking sceneries to wildlife, from the bluest lake to starry skies, mother-nature offers the best experience.

How to get there: Fly from Singapore to Christchurch (CHC) or Queenstown (ZQN).

Find out what are the top things to do in the North island too!

#1 Canterbury: Christchurch

NZ’s highest mountain peak, Mount Cook, whale watching in Kaikoura, scenic rail journeys along the Pacific Coast and
through the Southern Alps – Canterbury has it all! Christchurch, the South Island’s main hub, has re-emerged as a vibrant city after the 2010/11 earthquakes.

#2 Nelson and Malborough

Abel Tasman National Park is at the top of South Island with turquoise waters and golden beaches. It is in easy reach from the vibrant seaside town of Nelson. In the northeast, Marlborough with its world-famous wine region and popular Marlborough Sounds awaits you.

#3 West Coast

Can you imagine a more stunning location than the South Island’s West Coast? Located between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps, the region is home to the mighty Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world!

#4 Queenstown and Fiordland

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown offers world-class activities, shopping and dining experiences! It’s also the perfect gateway for day tours to Fiordland National Park with spectacular Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

#5 Wanaka

Wanaka is a picture-perfect gem with a pristine alpine lake at its doorstep and surrounded by the spectacular backdrop
of the Southern Alps. Much smaller, less adrenalin-packed but no less stunning, Wanaka is definitely competing with Queenstown in many ways!

#6 Dunedin and Southland

Explore Dunedin’s stunning heritage buildings and Edwardian architecture from the early Scottish settlers. The Otago
Peninsula at the city’s doorstep is easily accessible and offers fantastic wildlife. It is also home to Larnach Castle with its delightful gardens and views.

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