South Island

New Zealand's South Island, often referred to as the Mainland, offers an experience you will never forget. With breathtaking scenery of rugged mountains, tranquil lakes and wild rivers it is easy to get lost in its wonder. Running through the centre is the Southern Alps which is home to the country's highest peak, Mount Cook reaching over 3000 metres. The largest city on the South Island, Christchurch is renowned for its beautiful gardens and further south is Queenstown. Recognised as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown draws millions of tourists every year to its world renowned ski slopes.

With its majestic mountains and crystal clear lakes, Queenstown really will take your breath away. Often dubbed the adventure capital of New Zealand, thrill seekers will feel right at home here. The vibrant township is jam-packed full of restaurants, bars and cafes and has a welcoming buzz that will put you at ease from the moment you arrive. Getting to Queenstown is easy but you’ll find it hard to leave.   Visit Queenstown »

Lake Tekapo lies in the heart of the MacKenzie country, roughly half way between Christchurch and Queenstown. The imposing Southern Alps rise up behind the stunning azure blue lake to create a magical and majestic scene that you’ll never forget. The area is known for its remarkably clear skies and stargazing takes on a new meaning here – you’ll witness amazingly dense blankets of stars and you may even see a meteor shower.  Visit Lake Tekapo »