The South Island of New Zealand is the 12th largest island on the planet and has over 3,600 miles of coastline. Given the length of shoreline it should come as no surprise that there are a a large amount of beautiful beaches, only a few of which are listed here. The scenery on the South Island’s most beautiful beaches ranges from hidden, isolated coves to long, windswept stretches of coastline. Though it could take someone a decade to visit every single beach on the island, here, in order from north to south, are a handful of some of the South Island’s most beautiful beaches.
Set all the way out at the “far end of the road”, not very many travelers make it to this northwestern outpost. Located 30 minutes past the beachside communities of Golden Bay and just below the sands of Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach is set back on a dirt road where few tours or private citizens venture.
Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our South Island Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in South Island.