South Island Vacations

Known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown attracts thrill seekers with an array of activities such as jet boating, bungee jumping, and skydiving. Visitors seeking a more relaxed vacation will find nature walks, wine tours, and gourmet restaurants. On the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a charming city with Victorian architecture, lush parks, and a lively entertainment scene.

Most Popular Things to Do in South Island

  • Experience Mount Cook, the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
  • Enjoy great skiing in the winter and water sports in the summer
  • Travel on the award-winning Tranz Alpine train
  • Visit the renowned Canterbury Museum
  • Visit Fiordland National Park and cruise on Milford Sound

Find a Hotel

South Island Hotels

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From superior views to sought-after locations in New Zealand's South Island, finding the perfect hotel is right at your fingertips. Every year, we personally inspect and rate all hotels to offer you the finest selection of luxury accommodations.

Special Offers

Get more value for your New Zealand vacation. Classic selects the best hotel and resort specials in New Zealand including free hotel nights, room upgrades, complimentary spa treatments, and hotel credits for meals or activities.

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