South Island GuideThe South Island of New Zealand is characterised by grand, open landscapes and a great sense of freedom in the sparsely populated areas away from the Christchurch and Dunedin conurbations of the east coast. HotelsFind hotels in Dunedin, Christchurch, Queenstown, Nelson, Blenheim and more.
Popular in South IslandDunedinDunedin, old Gaelic for Edinburgh, is a regional centre and the second-largest city on the South Island of New Zealand, located in the Otago region. ChristchurchChristchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. It is the major international entry point for touring the South Island and has enough attractions to be a worthwhile destination in itself. QueenstownQueenstown is a world renowned resort town in the South Island of New Zealand. The town sits on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by the Southern Alps.
In South IslandMarlboroughMarlborough is a region at the north-eastern end of the South Island of New Zealand chock full of great food to eat and intriguing sights to see. CanterburyCanterbury is a province on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The Canterbury Plains stretch from the Conway River in the north, just south of Kaikoura, to the great Waitaki River in the south, just north of Oamaru. OtagoOtago is a region in the South Island of New Zealand. Its hilly country and sheltered valleys gives the province a variety of climates and some spectacular scenery. Nelson BaysNelson Bays is the region at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. This region is famed for sunshine, art and craft and alternative lifestyles, and has a rugged farming backbone. West CoastThe West Coast is a region of the western South Island of New Zealand. It is a long and relatively narrow area, squeezed between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. SouthlandSouthland is the southernmost region in the South Island of New Zealand. It boasts stunning landscapes from the high mountains and icy glaciers to green and lush grasslands on the plains where agriculture is king. Queenstown-LakesQueenstown-Lakes is the inland district of Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. Southern AlpsThe Southern Alps are a range of mountains that run the length of the South Island of New Zealand. TimaruTimaru is a city in the South Island of New Zealand. Home to the striking piazza, with stunning views stretching from the popular safe Caroline Bay across to the snow-clad mountains, the city is host to numerous café-bars and restaurants.
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