The 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.
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. It's the major international entry point for touring the South Island and has enough attractions to be a worthwhile destination in itself.
Southland 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.