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.