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South Island Travel Tips

Outdoor Activities in Queenstown

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 133 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Don?t be fooled by the Minus 5° ice bar?Queenstown isn?t a city where you spend time indoors. While the downtown pubs and trendy restaurants are good for spending evening out on the town, ...  Read more

Queenstown Food & Wine

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Dining or drinking out in Queenstown, you'll be spoiled for choice with a fantastic mix of modern Pacific cuisine, seafood and local delicacies in sumptuous waterside settings. The adrenaline keeps ...  Read more

Visiting Christchurch?s Earthquake Recovery

By Viator, June 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 38 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Prior to the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, central Christchurch was a teeming district with historic buildings, lively bars, and games of chess in the open squares. All of that changed, ...  Read more

3 Days in Christchurch: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Christchurch is often described as the most English of New Zealand's cities. But for all its self-consciously inherited charm, it can hold its own as a thoroughly modern New Zealand city. Kiwi art ...  Read more

Helicopter Tours of Mount Cook

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

To the native Maori, towering Mt.Cook was known by a single name: Aoraki?better known as ?Cloud Piercer.? It?s a name that makes sense, given that this 12,316 ft. spire can often be the sole peak of ...  Read more

3 Days in Queenstown: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 464 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Are you ready for action? If that's a YES! then Queenstown is the place to be, as New Zealand's adrenaline capital. If you're not hell-bent on throwing yourself off a bridge or hurtling down a ...  Read more

Fiordland & Milford Sound Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 239 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Best of Fiordland: Milford Sound & Te Anau Enjoy the dramatic landscape of magical Fiordland, take a relaxed cruise on the sound or a more active experience with treks and kayaks. Whether ...  Read more

Milford Sound Cruises

By Viator, March 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 50 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is described as the 'Eighth Natural Wonder of the World'. Milford Sound is actually a fiord ? a drowned glacial ...  Read more

Milford Sound Tours from Queenstown

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Milford Sound on our full-day trips from Queenstown. Carved by a massive glacier in the last ice age, Milford Sound is one of the most treasured ...  Read more

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 200 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Taking a guided walk on a glacier has to be one of the coolest experiences you'll have in New Zealand. Whether hovering over the spectacular ice formations by helicopter or strapping on crampons ...  Read more

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Coastal Otago, and its one major city, Dunedin, has, in typical New Zealand manner, attractions both urban and rural, offering you the chance to see New Zealand?s indie music heartland, while having ...  Read more

White Water Sledging

By Viator, September 2014

Tours & Tickets

Boogie boards and helmets don?t usually go together, unless, of course, you?re in New Zealand. In this nation where extreme sports have a tendency to multiply, white water sledging is when boogie ...  Read more

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Hikes

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located in New Zealand's Westland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are two of the world's most magnificent and accessible glaciers. Echoes of ...  Read more

Top 3 Attractions in Queenstown

By Viator, May 2014

Tours & Tickets

1. Te Anau Glow Worm caves The fascinating Te Anau cave system on the western shore of Lake Te Anau offers an underground adventure that charms visitors of all ages. This tour takes you to a ...  Read more

Kaikoura Tours

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Travel through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural pastoral scenes, to Kaikoura where the mountains meet the sea. Only three hours from Christchurch, ...  Read more

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