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South Island – New Zealand

The South Island of New Zealand offers lush rainforests, rugged coastlines, incredible marine wildlife, mountain alps and exceptional wine and food. And with our New Zealand vacation packages, you can enjoy these outstanding sceneries. It is recommended to tour for at least 14 days to capture the beauty of the South Island. Taking in such areas as:

  • Marlborough Sound
  • Kaikoura
  • Christchurch (South Island Capital)
  • Dunedin
  • Invercargill
  • Queenstown
  • Te Anau
  • Milford Sound
  • Wanaka
  • And many more! 

Kayak with dolphins in Abel Tasman National Park; go bungee jumping in Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the world (where modern-day bungee jumping was invented and still attracts thousands of visitors annually), or enjoy unforgettable walking trails that boast stunning creeks, waterfalls and wildlife. Your trip to New Zealand offers unique experiences you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else!

That Southern Island Charm!

One of the only places in the country you can spot sperm whales year-round is in Kaikoura. This region offers many fun activities, such as whale watching. You can whale-watch by boat or air and spot the fur seals and dolphins that reside here; located on the east coast of the South Island, Kaikoura is a picturesque coastal town. And with numerous wildlife adventures and dramatic mountainous backdrops, this New Zealand vacation package offers unique experiences for everyone.  

The northern part of the South Island is marked by great adventure and various stunning walks for travellers of all fitness levels. The Queen Charlotte Track is excellent for biking and walking; the Marlborough region has spectacular views of historic bays, skyline ridges and dramatic views of the Marlborough Sounds valleys and peaks!

New Adventures, Unique Experiences 

Other great walks include the Milford Track – a thrilling multi-day hike in an alpine region. You can also enjoy the Routeburn Track in Fiordland National Park, which offers incredible terrain for hikers. Each area offers unique beauty and new experiences you’ll never forget! You can expect to see the following:

  • Spectacular valleys
  • Sky-scraping mountains
  • Marvellous waterfalls
  • Temperate rainforests 
  • Majestic glaciers 
  • Mountain peaks
  • Crystal-clear lakes
  • Native bird life 
  • Towering cliffs

We recommend some of these day or multi-day walks for their awe-inspiring and unforgettable scenery – be sure to have your camera handy!

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New Zealand is known as the land of many options for all kinds of adventure for all different types of travellers. Looking to explore the country’s fascinating landscapes? The breathtaking coastlines? Be on some great cycling and walking trails… or partake in aquatic activities like kayaking, sailing or diving. Whatever you fancy, this is the destination that will never be dull.

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