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.