South Island

New Zealand's South Island offers varied landscapes that include calm lakes, rugged mountains and wild rivers. The largest city on the South Island, Christchurch is known for its beautiful gardens, relaxing hot springs, and proximity to world renowned ski fields. The brilliant night skies of nearby Lake Tekapo are another popular attraction, as are the hiking opportunities at Mount Cook – the country’s highest peak. To the south, the adventure capital of the world awaits. Queenstown draws millions of tourists every year to its ski slopes, adrenaline-fuelled activities, and the Milford Sound – the gem of Fiordland National Park. For South Island hotels choose Mantra.

Queenstown is known for its beautiful scenery. Horseback ride through the mountains, bungee jump over a ravine, or take a boat trip through the gorges. The township is located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, and provides restaurants, bars and cafés. In the cooler months, skiers and snowboarders are spoilt for choice. Stay with Mantra, for great Queenstown accommodation. Visit Queenstown »

Lake Tekapo is best known for its night skies. On a clear night the stars are brightly visible and you can visit the Mt John observatory for further study. During the day, trek through the Mackenzie high country, take a scenic flight over the Alps, or enjoy the hot springs. If you’re searching for a hotel in Lake Tekapo, choose Mantra. Visit Lake Tekapo »