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.
Dunedin, Gaelic for Edinburgh, is a regional centre and the second-largest city on the South Island of New Zealand, located in the Otago region.
Canterbury is a region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
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.
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.
Nelson is the second oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island.
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.
Queenstown is a world renowned resort town in the South Island of New Zealand.
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.
Blenheim is the most populous town in the Marlborough wine-growing region in the north-east of the South Island of New Zealand.
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.
Fiordland National Park, covering over 1.2 million hectares, is New Zealand's largest national park and one of the largest in the world.
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.
Queenstown-Lakes is the inland district of Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.
Fox Glacier village is in "Glacier Country" on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
The Southern Alps are a range of mountains that run the length of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Marlborough Sounds are a series of drowned valleys at the north eastern tip of New Zealand's South Island and the northern edge of the province of Marlborough.
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