South Island

South Island Attractions

Kawarau River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If you’re a bungy enthusiast you’ll know that Kawarau River is the site of the world's first commercial bungy. It’s still possible to take a dive from the bridge that started it all. On your way ...  Read more

Shotover River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In the late 1800s, the Shotover River was a storied outpost of gold, prospectors, and wilderness. Dust-covered panhandlers would camp in canyons in the foothills of the Southern Alps, and scour the ...  Read more

Waimakariri River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Traveling from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, Waimakariri is a Maori term meaning “cold water.” Known for its scenery, the Waimakariri River is also the hub for a number of popular water ...  Read more

Avon River

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

To the native Maori, the Avon River was an area of swampland which was used as a seasonal fishing spot. The area around the rivermouth was mostly uninhabited, and fresh water which trickled from ...  Read more

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