Where to go in South Island
List of regions
Queenstown is regarded as New Zealand's adventure capital. It is the home of the first commercial bungee jump at Kawarau Bridge and over the years has attracted millions of visitors looking for a quick scare on this and other adventurous activities.
The Fiordland region is one of New Zealand's most iconic landscapes, yet remains largely undeveloped despite its fame.
Stewart Island, New Zealand's often-overlooked third island lies 30 kilometres from Bluff across the Foveaux Strait.
Wind-swept Invercargill is a good base from which to explore Southland. It's a small town, situated at the head of the New River Estuary, and has some fine stone buildings ornately carved from white Oamuru stone.
New Zealand's Top of the South region is one of fine natural beauty. Kayak around the picturesque bays of Abel Tasman National Park, relax in the galleries and wellness retreats around Nelson, discover a variety of world-class wineries and...
Extreme climate and extreme geography are the hallmarks of the west coast of New Zealand, a narrow strip of land hemmed in by the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps, the backbone of the South Island.