South Island

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.
Popular destinations: Dunedin, Christchurch and Nelson

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Search for hotels in Dunedin, in Christchurch, in Nelson, in Queenstown and in Blenheim.

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Canterbury is a region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Popular destinations: Christchurch, Lake Tekapo and Akaroa

Marlborough 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.
Popular destinations: Blenheim, Kaikoura and Marlborough Sounds

Otago 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.
Popular destinations: Dunedin, Oamaru and Port Chalmers

Nelson 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.
Popular destinations: Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park and St Arnaud


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.
Popular destinations: Fiordland National Park, The Catlins and Milford Sound

The West Coast is a region of the western South Island of New Zealand that's long and relatively narrow, squeezed between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea.
Popular destinations: Fox Glacier, Franz Josef and Greymouth

Queenstown-Lakes is the far inland district of Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.
Popular destinations: Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrowtown

The Southern Alps are a range of mountains that run the length of the South Island of New Zealand.
Popular destinations: Arthur's Pass National Park and Westland National Park
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